DIY Kids Book Sling – a 10 min lazy girls guide!

This might just be the easiest DIY book sling tutorial you’ll ever read. Go grab an IKEA towel rail and an old pillow cover, and lets get creating! 

How to make DIY kids book slings using the IKEA GRUNDTAL rail / Grillo Designs www.grillo-designs.com
I love a lazy girls guide to anything.



In fact, lazy girl DIY, drinking huge cups of coffee and moaning about ADULT-ING might just be my favourite things to do this month.

I’m not kidding.

And if you happen to identify with the above statement (and maybe also have a kid who loves books), then these 10 minute fabric book slings are right up your street.

A house can never have too many book shelves right?

Right. (EDIT: This project is actually an improved version of my IKEA HACK in 2014!!)

Also if this is your first time visiting my blog, then just so you know, this is part four of the 10 minute DIY blogger challenge (below is a quick re-cap). This months theme is KIDS DIY! 

 

 

MATERIALS NEEDED TO MAKE ONE BOOK SLING:

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Material needed to make a kids book sling for books storage / Grillo Design www.grillo-designs.com

 

 

MY LAZY GIRLS GUIDE TO MAKING A BOOK SLING (in 10 mins!)

1.Turn the pillow cover inside out so you can see the sewing seams.

Easy steps to make a diy book sling from pillow cover / Grillo Design www.grillo-designs.com

 

2. You will need to remove the stitches from all four corners of the pillow case. With a pen, mark out the width of your rail so you know exactly how big to make each opening.

 

Use the IKEA GRUNDTAL to make an easy diy book sling / Grillo Design www.grillo-designs.com

 

3. Start removing the stitches from each side. I used sharp pointed scissors but you can also use a stick picker.

 

Super easy way to upcycle pillow covers into a book sling for kids shelving / Grillo Design www.grillo-designs.com
 

4. Once you are happy with your openings, turn the pillow case back to the right side and add in a coupe of new over and over stitches to the base of all four holes.

 

Lazy girls guide to making a DIY book sling for your kids / Grillo Design www.grillo-designs.com

 

You can also use fabric glue to create new hemming for your hole edges. This can take at least 30 mins to dry though – so for a quicker option just tuck the edges inside the pillow.

 

Use fabric glue to make a diy fabric book sling / Grillo Design www.grillo-designs.com

 

5. Slide both  ends of the pillow cover  through the bars and assemble the towel rail accordingly.

 

IKEA HACK the GRUNDTAL towel rail to make a diy book sling / Grillo Design www.grillo-designs.com

IKEA HACK the GRUNDTAL towel rail to make a diy book sling for your kids / Grillo Design www.grillo-designs.com

 

And….your fabric book sling is DONE!

Hang em on the wall!

 

Quick tutorial on how to make a diy book sling for kids book storage / Grillo Design www.grillo-designs.com

 

… then go make yourself a coffee! You deserve it!

 

how to make childrens book sling shelves the easy way / Grillo Designs www.grillo-designs.com

 

My son loves his little reading nook- and believe me he’s had quite a few over the years! Check out these behind the door DIY shelves  and this kids tyre reading nook from our previous home!)

Also, I totally had to bribe him to pose for this post – clearly he’s not too impressed with the  whole ‘my mum is a blogger thing’

 

Make cut diy book sling shelves from pillow cases / Grillo Designs www.grillo-designs.com

side view of diy fabric book sling / grillo designs www.grillo-desoigns.com

 

 

 

This might just be the easiest DIY book sling tutorial you'll ever read. Go grab an IKEA towel rail and an old pillow case, and lets create some kids shelves / Grillo designs www.grillo-designs.com 

 

Don’t forget to check out the other great 10 Minute DIY Projects for Kids!

 

10 Minute DIYs for Kids / Grillo Designs www.grillo-designs.com

 

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Rocking Plant Stand by DNA Designs

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YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE SOME OF MY OTHER 1O MINUTE DIY IDEAS

 

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how to make a baking tin wall shelf / grillo designs www.grillo-designs.com

 

DIY COASTERS IN 10 MINS!

10 MINUTE DIY COASTER / GRILLO DESIGNS WWW.GRILLO-DESIGNS.COM

 

DIY UTENSIL ORGANISER IN 10 MINS

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Comments

  1. THOSE ARE ADDDDORABLE!!!

    (BTW- Thanks for linking to the Waste Not Wednesday Linky Party)

  2. Love your project. Thanks for sharing at the Inspiration Spotlight party. Pinned & shared on my FB page.

    1. Thanks for having me 🙂

  3. What a cute reading nook! I love the sleeves! So easy!

  4. What a great idea! I love the pattern too!

  5. Such a great idea! That fabric is lovely, btw!

  6. What a lovely idea, this would be great for creating storage in my craft room.

    1. Good point! Thanks Claire!

  7. So smart! I LOVE this idea! And of course… you used something from IKEA! lol.