To start, I went to the Dollar Tree and picked three hard-cover books. You can use books that you already have, but I was using these books for decoration not leisurely reading.
Next, I took three pieces of scrapbook paper that coordinated with the colors of the room, cut them down to size and made book covers.
Then, I measured and screwed six shelving brackets from Ikea ($1.99 each) into the wall.
Lastly, I placed the books on the brackets and had myself a great place to display three candle holders that someone had given me as a birthday gift. And that's it! That's how to make shelves from books!