10 Amazing DIY Shelves

10 Amazing DIY ShelvesWe all have those special trinkets and keepsakes that bring us far more happiness when displayed than tucked away in a box somewhere. But when you’ve run out of counter space in your home, where do you put all the stuff? When in doubt, take to the walls! And because your memories deserve much more than a generic shelf from Ikea, here are ten ones that you can DIY:

10 Amazing DIY Shelves1. Birch Round Shelves by Fall for DIY

10 Amazing DIY Shelves2. Wallpaper Shelves by The Lovely Drawer

10 Amazing DIY Shelves3. Metallic Hexagon Shelves by Damask Love

10 Amazing DIY Shelves4. Floating Corner Shelves via A Beautiful Mess

10 Amazing DIY Shelves5. Floating Shelf Light by Coco Kelley Continue reading…

Friday Links

New York Print(Print by Rifle Paper Co)

Happy weekend! I’ve been looking forward to Friday all week because I’m going to New York today! Even though it’s going to be 100°F I’m excited to mural hunt and check out Coney Island for the first time.  I’ll be sure to share a travel guide when I get back, but you can always follow along on Snapchat (thecraftedlife) in the meantime! Whether you’ll be spending the next few days on vacation or just keeping cool at home, here are some links you won’t want to miss:

– When can I move in?!

– Gimme this for breakfast please.

– Brilliant shelving!

– These will definitely be on my dinner party menu.

– Loving these mini planters!

Michelle Obama always and forever.

xo
Rachel

PS To all my Philly boss ladies, grab your ticket to this conference asap!

DIY Cocktail Ring

Pull your look together for a fraction of the price with this DIY Cocktail Ring tutorial!If you’ve been reading my blog for any amount of time, you know that I love all things rhinestone (and if you’re new, check here, here and here). And because I truly believe you can never have too much sparkle, but that you can always save money, I teamed up with Etsy to show you how to make a fun cocktail ring for a fraction of the price you’d pay in stores!

Time: 30 minutes + dry time
Materials: rhinestones, felt, E­6000, scissors, ring backs, bamboo skewer

Pull your look together for a fraction of the price with this DIY Cocktail Ring tutorial!Click here to see the full tutorial over on Etsy’s blog!

Pull your look together for a fraction of the price with this DIY Cocktail Ring tutorial!PS remember this painted ring holder tutorial? For those that were curious, it’s still going strong!

DIY Plaster + Washi Tape Push Pins

Add some color and pattern to your office with these easy DIY plaster + washi tape push pins!When it comes to work, I write everything down. Ideas, to do list, doodles of ice cream cones, everything. Basically every now and then my desk turns into a massive pile of post-its and scribbled notes. To get my act together, I decided to get a cork board, but I couldn’t find any push pins that I was head over heels in love with which lead me to make my own! Here’s how:

Time: 30 minutes + dry and set time
Materials: silicon mold, plaster, washi tape, E-6000, thumbtacks, decoupage

Add some color and pattern to your office with these easy DIY plaster + washi tape push pins!I used a honeycomb shape tray, but you could use any that you wanted. There are SO many options on Amazon, just make sure it’s made of silicon and you’ll be good to go. Continue reading…