Circle Shelf DIY

Have you seen this shelf? I immediately fell in love with it when I saw it, and fell even more in love when I saw it styled in Bri's bedroom. The only thing I wasn't sure about was spending $219 on it. I figured I could make it for a lot less...

And I did! It was a pretty simple project, you just need a few tools handy. Here's what you'll need to make one for yourself:

  • 1 Cheese box lid (like this one) I like the look of the vintage ones!
  • (1) 3' piece of leather cord 
  • (1) piece of 2" lattice from your local hardware store (you'll be cutting this into the three shelves)
  • (1) 1" wooden dowel (cut to be 2" long)
  • (12) brad nails
  • measuring tape
  • a drill
  • a hammer
  • a saw (we used a chop saw, but any type of saw that cuts wood would work)

Every cheese box lid will have slightly different measurements, so first measure the length and depth of your lattice to make sure that it will be a good fit. We had to shave off some width to make our shelves flush. To get the outer angles right, we started with the center shelf and traced with a pencil the angle at which the shelf would meet the outer lid.

Once your shelves are measured and cut, you can begin nailing them in. We have two small brads on either side of each shelf to hold it in place. For the finishing touches, drill in two holes for your leather cord. We drilled them in about two inches above our top shelf. We simply threaded the cord through the holes and added a couple snug knots to hold it in place.

While your drill is out, drill into your wooden dowel (about 3/4 of the way). The dowel will then serve as a way to hide the nail that you hang the shelf with to get a really clean look.

Collect some small stones, air plants, or glass to display on your shelf. I've been hunting around at flea markets for some small treasures to display.