DIY Craft Punch and Stamp Holder Shelf
Don’t let the name fool you, it’s not just a blog about sewing..
I post about crafts, sewing, kids, family, marriage and anything else that interest me.
I co-host regular weekly blog hops, one of which is with my
dear friend Katie here at Katherine’s Corner.
Today I’d like to share a little shelf I created with you.
I love making anything out of wood.
My father made cabinetry when I was a little girl and the smell of wood takes me back to those happy days of hanging out with him while he worked. My little shelf is nothing compared to his handmade furniture but
All you need to create a punch shelf is
strips of pre-sanded wood, which comes in a huge variety of widths from any
hardware, cut to the length for the size shelf you wish to create.
A yardstick, glue and I used square support rods.
I used a small circular saw to cut my boards to length
but most hardware stores will cut them for you if you prefer.
Once you have your boards cut to your specified lengths
just glue the shelf in place. I placed my stabilizers in the center of each shelf.
Keep in mind that you need to predetermine how wide you want each shelf
depending on your punch height and width.
Wood glue drys quick but I always like to give it 24 hours
to set, especially if I’m going to put a lot of weight on it.
After allowing 24 hours to dry you just choose a paint color and start painting.
Anna likes yellow so I purchased 2 bottles of Folk Art yellow.
This is my finished project.
As you can see in the photo I made the shelves in varied heights
to accommodate the varied sizes of punches.
This shelf measures 24 x 36
Below is a photo from Anna after she got her shelf hung and loaded with punches.
What do you have in your craft room that could use this handy shelf?