This is such an easy DIY Farmhouse Shelf with Lemon Scrapbook Paper to help clear up some counter space and organize your area!
This would be adorable in a kitchen or bathroom, and you can switch out the lemon scrapbook paper if it doesn’t match your decor style!
Watch the DIY Tutorial
I recorded the how-to steps of making this adorable DIY Farmhouse Shelf with Lemon Scrapbook Paper during a LIVE video on my Facebook page.
If you want to see the DIY process, craft along, or just join in on the fun conversations, you can watch the DIY tutorial replay!
For this project, I will be using these items, but you can substitute where you want.
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- Dollar Tree Bamboo Skewers
- Dollar Tree Wooden Crates
- Lemon Scrapbook Paper (Hobby Lobby)
- Dollar Tree Cardboard Sign
- Dollar Tree Wood Craft Cubes
- Woodpecker Birch Spindles
- Dollar Tree Tissue Paper
- Apple Barrel Burnt Umber Acrylic Paint
- Apple Barrel Snow White Acrylic Paint
- Hot Glue gun
- Glue Sticks
How to Make a DIY Farmhouse Shelf with Lemon Scrapbook Paper
The first thing I did to make this adorable DIY shelf was stained the Dollar Tree wooden crates. Mix a bit of brown paint and water in a small bowl.
Paint the mixture onto the wood, then use a wet wipe to remove the excess paint. Make sure to stain the inside of the crates as well.
I painted the inside bottoms of the wood crate with Apple Barrel White Acrylic Paint. This prevents the wood color from showing through the tissue paper when you decoupage it.
Also paint the sides of the crates that have the handles with white paint. Let all the paint dry. I used my heat gun to speed up the drying process.
How to Decoupage Tissue Paper
Cut the tissue paper to fit inside both of the crates. Apply a coat of Mod Podge to the insides and place the tissue paper onto the wood.
Ball up a bit of plastic saran wrap and use it to smooth out any wrinkles or bubbles in the tissue paper.
Next, I hot glued the stained Dollar Tree bamboo skewers to the front and back of crates. Once they’re glued in place, trim the skewers so they don’t hang over the edges.
Apply Mod Podge to the remaining sides of the crates and place the lemon scrapbook paper onto the Mod Podge.
Let it dry, then tear the excess paper. You can go over the edges with a sanding sponge to tear the paper and remove the excess.
Use a nail filer to cut the paper where the holes are in the crate. Then, hot glue a stained birch spindle in each corner of one of the crates.
Bring it all together
Flip the other crate upside down and place the crate with the spindles attached on the upside down crate. Mark where the spindles are going to be on the bottom of that crate.
I used a drill to make holes in the bottom of the crate for the spindles to go in. Push the spindles through the holes, and make sure the top shelf is level.
Flip the entire shelf upside down and hot glue the stained wooden craft cubes to the bottom of the shelf to be the feet of your DIY shelf.
I hope you enjoyed this DIY Farmhouse Shelf with Lemon Scrapbook Paper as much as I did and decide to make it for yourself! If you do, I would love to see how yours turns out!
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