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


26 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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  14. So simple and so cute!! I think I saw that Urban Outfitters had something like this previously, and I've definitely seen this on Pinterest more than once. I'm not the DIY type (at all, haha) but this sounds like something simple enough even I could do :)

    Kyia at WANDERLUSTGIRL// Lifestyle & Beauty
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