A photo shelf or picture shelf made from acrylic sheet transforms a plain, boring wall into a real design statement. Ideal for displaying green plants and your favourite photos or perhaps to hide an ugly spot or stain on the wall. In this DIY, we’re going to show you how to make your own DIY acrylic photo shelf.
1. Create a fluorescent photo shelf
There’s just one word to describe this fluorescent photo shelf made of fluor green 10 mm acrylic sheet – bold! A beautiful statement piece in the toilet, hall or home office. Thanks to the light-conducting properties of acrylic sheet, the edges of this neon picture shelf light up automatically. And it’s easy to do: anyone can make this photo shelf.
To make a fluorescent picture shelf, you’ll need:
- Acrylic sheet, fluorescent green, 10 mm thick (11 cm x 60 cm)
- Two shelf supports of your preference
- A drill
2. How to make a coloured photo shelf
If you want to take things a step further, you can opt to bend the acrylic sheet and make a photo shelf with a raised edge. In this example, we used a bending tool to create a red photo shelf with dimensions of 60 cm wide x 11 cm deep. Learn everything you need to know about how to bend acrylic in our blog: “How to bend acrylic sheet”.
To make a red picture shelf, you’ll need:
- Red tinted acrylic sheet, 3mm thick, 60 cm x 22 cm
- Two screws
- Masking tape
3. Make a floating picture ledge shelf
Naturally, you can go for a minimalist look by using transparent acrylic sheet for your photo shelf. In our webshop, we offer transparent acrylic in a wide range of types and thicknesses. You have the further options of attaching the shelf with supports or – if you’re planning to bend the acrylic – with screws.
Make your own DIY acrylic photo shelf
Now you know how to to make your own acrylic photo shelf, are you keen to get started? You’ll discover an extensive range of acrylic sheet in all types, colours and thicknesses in our webshop. We saw all the sheet material to size for you. Fancy a semicircular wall shelf? We also saw custom shapes! From acrylic semicircles to triangles: all you have to do is select the shape you want on the product page and enter the required dimensions. If you have any questions about this blog or our products, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.