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DIY Round Shelf from a Cheese Box

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DIY Round Shelf from a Cheese Box Tutorial on madeinaday.com

I am going Geometric crazy lately! Who doesn’t love all the crazy shapes and cool retro decor trending now? One of my favorites this year are the round shelves popping up all over. They are just so cute and simple looking I knew I wanted to get my hands on one. Doing some research, boy did I find out just how pricey they can be. They are going for anywhere between $50 and $400 online. Yikes~ ! Enter my Vintage Cheese box!!

I picked up this cheese box awhile ago, you will probably recognize the lid from my Tassel necklace pic and other posts. I love it and use it all the time for backdrops to posts when taking photos, but I’m thinking I have to sacrifice it to make this a cute and trendy shelf using the deep base of the box. 

And stay tuned, I am also making a matching Wall Vase out of the lid in my next post! Here’s how I made this one~

DIY Round Shelf from a Cheese Box



Make a shelf from a round cheese box madeinaday.com

Measure the base of the cheese box you are using.

Measure wood for round shelf

Cut your wood down to fit snugly across the center of the box. I used the small leftover piece of wood and made a wood separation for a more geometric look.

Drill hole in cheese box add rope

Before I glue the shelves in, I drilled two large holes on either side of the top of the box.

Tie knot to make handles

Feed the jute rope through the holes and tie into a tight knot.  Repeat with the other end of the rope and pull tight.

Glue Shelves into round box madeinaday.com

Measure and cut your wood plank with a hand saw, or ask the great people of Lowe’s to cut it for you! Place your wood inside the box and draw with a pencil where the plank will be placed. Add glue to the plank and place in the area you marked inside the box. Add extra glue wiping off excess as you go.

Add the second plank and repeat the above steps. Let it dry and add more glue where needed to make sure the wood is stable. Cheese boxes are not perfectly round so the wood won’t be exactly snug everywhere. Fill with glue and let it the adhesive dry for 24 hours.  And that’s it! Hang that cutie up, add some chachki’s and you have instant style!

Round Shelf and Wall Vase from a Cheese Box madeinaday.com

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DIY Round Shelf and Vase from a Cheese Box madeinaday.com

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  1. Super cute! I’ll be featuring this at Merry Monday!

  2. Great idea! I always see these cheese boxes around. Pinned

  3. Hey, Kim ~ I LOVE this project! So creative, and I love adding some circles to my walls. I have far too many rectangles and squares. :0) Hope you’re having a great week!

    1. Thanks Tiffany! They turned out so cute I love them! Thanks for reading!

  4. Kim, this is so adorable and so darn clever!
    Love it!

  5. Oh I LOVE this! What a fab and easy idea. Wish I’d come up with this ;) This would be perfect for my baby’s nautical/coastal nursery that I’m putting together. Love it :) x

    1. Thanks so much Maria! They were so simple to make. Thanks for reading!

  6. I just love your shelf! I have a wall that is just needing this so bad, now I just need to find the perfect cheese box.

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