this post has been brewing for an awfully long time.. I have a special talent for forgetting to photograph some of my DIY's!

I must confess the inspiration for this DIY came from one of my favourite stores- tiger. james bought the smaller honeycomb shelf last year when we were on holiday, we packed it into our suitcase and for months it lay around as we didn't have a place to hang it.

I decided to make my own version so we could make a feature out of them and I clean forgot to show you guys!




as you can see the wood grain is a little different, I actually have some stain to use on mine so they match better but I've not got around to using it!




to make these shelves you'll need the following materials:

wood
mitre saw
glue
hammer and nails

before you start you just need to know is that the basic premise is 6 pieces of wood all cut to 30 degree angles!

grab hold of someone with a mitre saw (cough- thanks dad) and take your length of wood.

cut the first 30 degree angle and than flip the wood over and measure out the length you want- from the edge you just cut to where you're going to cut next (my 6 pieces were 7" each) mark with a pencil and make the second 30 degree cut at that line using the mitre saw.

repeat until you have 6 snazzy pieces with nice clean 30 degree cuts! then you just need to assemble them. I use nails not screws and a little wood glue on each joint- if you have a vice or clamp this will help hold everything in place whilst you assemble.

you can leave the shelves bare or stain/paint them- go wild. there's a good tutorial for this shelf on a beautiful mess if you'd like to see pictures of the above steps.

if you want to add a backing (like on the smaller one, you can cut out some thin board to size, paint it and nail it to the back with some small tacks) 




I hope you like them! 

back soon

caroline x


25 comments

  1. this is so cute! I'd love to see what tweaks you've done with the rest of your home!

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    1. oh thank you! I'll have to get a few more house tours photographed :) xx

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  2. These look so pretty! Such a great idea! I need to get myself to Tiger on the off chance they haven't all sold out!!

    ISOSCELLA | isoscella.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. we saw them again a few weeks ago so you might be in luck! :) xx

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  3. These are so lovely! I'd love to try my hand at making these myself, it doesn't seem too complicated to put together!

    Tessa at Bramble & Thorn

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  4. Love this! It's the perfect modern way to show of vintage trinkets and live plants, I think I'll have to try this in my room soon!

    Emma xo // Wallflower Wardrobe

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  5. Love these, your DIYs are ace!

    Maria xxx

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    1. woohoo! so pleased you enjoy them :) xx

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  6. I will definitely be recreating these! Love the shape x

    VanessaVonJames | Fashion Blog

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    1. thanks so much vanessa! let me know if you do :) xx

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  7. These look wonderful! I've been following your blog for a couple of years and it has become my firm fave. You always think of new ideas to keep it fresh! my husband and I have just bought a new house and i've already made the copper magazine rack and rope shelves, now can't wait to make these :)

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    1. this has made my week- so so lovely to hear! thank you clare :) xx

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  8. Oh love these! I have a bare wall in our living room that I've been looking for shelving for - think I've found the answer. Thanks for sharing :)
    Zoe | floral and feather

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    1. thanks rascal! I'm really happy with them :) xx

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  10. These look so cute! I'm definitely gonna have to try and make one! x

    LOVELY ROSE PETAL | Beauty | Fashion | Lifestyle

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  11. I absolutely love these, they look so chic!

    Zandra // AZTEC DOLL

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    1. always lovely to hear from you lady- thanks so much :) xx

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  12. Great DIY idea they look amazing!

    www.collagemepretty.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. thanks emma- I'm addicted to making shelves haha :) xx

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  13. I though I recognised these from Tiger! I've picked them up in there several times but I don't really have a use for them at the moment (I'm currently still living at home with minimal space) so keep telling myself not to bother buying any x

    Becky @ The Little Blog of Beauty

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