DIY Projects & Crafts DIY Furniture Projects How to Make Felt Shelf Covers This clever DIY will disguise those always-overflowing boxes of toys and draw the eye to the more curated parts of your shelving unit. By Martha Stewart Editors Martha Stewart Editors Facebook Instagram Twitter Website An article attributed to "Martha Stewart Editors" indicates when several writers and editors have contributed to an article over the years. These collaborations allow us to provide you with the most accurate, up-to-date, and comprehensive information available.The Martha Stewart team aims to teach and inspire readers daily with tested-until-perfected recipes, creative DIY projects, and elevated home and entertaining ideas. They are experts in their fields who research, create, and test the best ways to help readers design the life they want. The joy is in the doing. Editorial Guidelines Updated on August 16, 2017 Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: NGOC MINH NGO This trick works to hide messes in the confines of modular storage. Best of all, covers can be measured and made to any size required. All you need is wool felt fabric, velcro, and some hardware store supplies. What You'll Need Materials Modular storage unit (Pictured: IKEA "Billy" Bookcases) Measuring tape Wool felt (Pictured: Filz Felt wool design felt, 3mm, in 534 Rose, 150 Weiss, and 105 Rost (left) Fabric scissors 1-inch square balsa-wood strip Velcro tape (Pictured: Velcro Brand industrial-strength low-profile tape, 10' by 1", in White) Handsaw 1 1/4-inch nails Hammer Optional: Lightweight wood-trim strip (Pictured: Midwest Products genuine balsa wood, 1" by 1" by 36") Optional: White paint (Pictured: Alexandria Moulding solid-pine astragal molding (WM 134), 11/16" by 1 3/8" by 96") Optional: Wood glue Also shown: Whitewashed wooden storage bins Instructions Measure width and height of shelf opening. Measure and cut felt to those dimensions. Measure and cut balsa wood and Velcro to width of shelf opening. Line up wood beneath top of shelf opening; gently nail in from below (A). Stick one piece of Velcro to top edge of felt. Stick other to balsa wood. Velcro felt into place. Optional: To conceal the seam between bookcases, paint wood-trim strip white, then use glue to adhere (B).