DIY Craft Wood Shelves

Today, 6 other bloggers and myself have taken on a DIY Craft Wood Challenge. The challenge was to use any of our local craft store’s project/craft wood to create decor that would be mounted or hung. Fairly open ended, it was a great opportunity to connect with some new wonderful ladies and make something fun and simple for the home! After some brainstorming, I decided to use the challenge as an opportunity to make some DIY craft wood shelves for our blank accent wall in the bathroom.

7 Bloggers used craft wood from @michaelsstores to create beautiful wall decorations!

7 Bloggers used craft wood from @michaelsstores to create beautiful wall decorations!

I’ve bought these craft wood boxes in the past and thought they were perfect for a simple, lightweight, wall project. Similar boxes or shelves, though surely sturdier, can cost $50+ at West Elm! After planning out my attack, I gathered my supplies..

7 Bloggers used craft wood from @michaelsstores to create beautiful wall decorations!

I already had the Gold Metallic Spray Paint and stain, so I picked up the box sets ($7 each) and succulents ($5 each) at Michaels, and the wood dowel ($0.70) at Lowes. Oh! Not pictured are the itty-bitty pots I grabbed from the dollar section at Target 2 for $1!

Trying to match the picture frame in the bathroom, I used 1 coat of Rustoleum Summer Oak stain for a yellowish finish. After the boxes had dried I used a half inch drill bit (the same size as my dowel) to drill *even* holes through the front sides of all my boxes.

*Honesty check, because I did this project with my very amused sister-in-law: I royally messed up my holes at least two times! But such is my DIY style. So I just pushed onwards.*

7 Bloggers used craft wood from @michaelsstores to create beautiful wall decorations!

After spray painting the dowel gold, I pushed the it through and connected the two boxes with a small screw angled through the back (classy much?!) Then they were done!

7 Bloggers used craft wood from @michaelsstores to create beautiful wall decorations!

7 Bloggers used craft wood from @michaelsstores to create beautiful wall decorations!

7 Bloggers used craft wood from @michaelsstores to create beautiful wall decorations!

Aren’t they fun? I love how the birch wood has the natural wood veins running through it. And those little jars are just too cute. I kind of want to do the same project but with some fun colors! Also, I love having plants that I can’t kill… (Unless the cats knock them down and the puppy eats them…)

I hope you enjoyed this project and go check out all the other creative gals participating in the challenge today!

Annabode: DIY Bud Vase
Nalle’s House: Mid-Century Modern Ball Clock 
Brave New Home: DIY Wooden Modern Cuckoo Clock
 Lemon Thistle: Birch Plywood Wall Hanging
Petite Modern Life: DIY Craft Wood Shelves 
Persia Lou: Inkodye Wood Wall Art
 Squirrelly Minds: DIY Animal Head Mounts
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