Potato Chip Cats: DIY Pebble Shelf (Craft Post!)

Sunday, February 17, 2013

DIY Pebble Shelf (Craft Post!)

I made this simple pebble shelf for my apartment bathroom to complement the earthy feel. I've seen it done with river stones, so why not pebbles?

  • Place mat or shelf liner
  • Pebbles or river stones
  • E6000 glue
  • TIME
Fair warning: this craft project is inexpensive, but time consuming.

First, I measured the shelf I needed to cover and cut my place mat to match. Then, u
sing all of my patience, I began gluing stones in a mosaic pattern, working outward from the center, until the mat was covered. It is NOT conducive to work inward. 
There are 6 pounds of stones pictured here: WAY more than I needed. What else can I coat in pebbles? Hmm...
Try not to use too much glue, like I did when I started. 

When I reached the edges, I ran my palm gently over the mat and reset any skewed stones. After 24 hours, I did the same thing to see which stones were loose and finished gluing them down. 

A Lesson:
If there is anything to be said for my crafting style, it is that I am not the most patient DIY-er. In this instance, I should have painted those white spots on the place mat black before I started. Instead, I had an idea in my head and I needed to get it down on paper (or place mat, rather) as fast as possible. 

But you know what? I'm alright with that. Maybe some day I'll sharpie the remaining spots black, but for now, it's fine by me.

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  1. It turned out great! What a clever way to dress up a plain shelf!

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  2. I love this! What a creative use. I always admire the glass stones at the craft store and never know what to do with them. I a, thinking they could look beautiful like this on my kitchen window sill! Thanks for the fantastic idea.

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  3. I shared it. What an easy way to dress up your home.

  4. How creative and what a lovely result! :-)

  5. I love that shelf! My mom and my husband's niece would be all over that smooth pebble shelf. I love that little lantern thing too. Wish I had a sense of style, I'm a big dummy when it comes to that stuff.

    BTW, found you on Four Little Media group on Facebook


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