DIY Mini Copper & Marble Shelves

DIY Marble Shelf @themerrythought Some days I go to Lowe’s or Home Depot just to spend an hour looking through the aisles hoping that some new project will just pop out at me. Last week I was wandering through the plumbing/pipes aisle and I saw these copper plated tubing hooks and this mini shelf idea popped in my head. I decided to try it out with some dark marble and I think they make the perfect addition to my room. They’d be a great option to organize some beauty supplies in your bathroom as well!

At under $2 each and just a few minutes to put together, they’re the best kind of DIY!
DIY Marble Shelf @themerrythought What you need:
3×8″ Marble
Copper plated tubing hook
-Heavy duty glue
-*Optional: leather strip

How to make it:
Use a generous amount of glue along the flat bottom part of the copper and lay your marble on top. You may want to glue a strip of leather (or any sturdy material – I just had extra leather nearby) across both copper ends to give it extra support. Let it dry overnight and then hang them up!
DIY Marble Shelf @themerrythought DIY Marble Shelf @themerrythought DIY Marble Shelf @themerrythought DIY Marble Shelf @themerrythought DIY Marble Shelf @themerrythoughtDIY Mini Copper & Marble Shelf @themerrythought I kind of want to fill my entire wall with these! What do you think of these mini shelves?

xo. Caitlin

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  • Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 12:13 pm

    Sanni Leth - Insanely pretty! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 1:48 pm

    Lynn - Want/need in my bathroom!ReplyCancel

  • Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 2:12 pm
  • Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 8:22 pm

    Kate R. - Sorry, I’m confused. You just had pieces of marble lying around the house?ReplyCancel

    • Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 12:10 am

      Caitlin McGrath - I wish! I actually bought these at Lowe’s – there should be a link to them under the “what you need” section of the post.ReplyCancel

  • Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 9:55 pm

    jennettex - do they tip over at all?ReplyCancel

    • Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 11:54 pm

      Caitlin McGrath - They’ve haven’t at all so far. I put the nails in at a slight angle to help with stability though.ReplyCancel

  • Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 2:29 pm

    Beth - Super cute!ReplyCancel

  • Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 3:33 pm

    dre lynn - simple and beautiful. love it! i do have a few empty walls that could use some love….

    thanks! found on craftgawker.


  • Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 10:24 pm

    katie a - this is gorgeous! would look great on the empty wall space in my bathroom I’ve been looking to fix up! yay!ReplyCancel

  • Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 8:23 am

    Ashley@BiggerthantheThreeofUs - Saw these on Dwelling Gawker and LOVE them. Pinning!ReplyCancel

  • Saturday, March 29, 2014 - 12:14 pm

    Lorna - Oh, you’re a genius! I love these, and have all the bits and bobs I need to make them. Some slates fell off my roof recently, and they’re lovely, so I’ll use those in place of marble. Our house is around 160 years old, and needed a huge amount of work. We’ve done the big stuff, but there isn’t much money left for pretty things, so I’m really grateful for your website. Thanks and hugs to you!ReplyCancel

  • Monday, April 7, 2014 - 10:20 pm

    Linda Gerhart - I love copper and the shelves are fab. Do you think glass might work for the shelf? Also love your blog name!ReplyCancel

    • Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 11:36 am

      Caitlin McGrath - Thank you, Linda! I think a piece of glass could work if it was about the same size as the marble, but you would be able to see the glue through the glass.ReplyCancel

  • Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 4:25 pm

    Amanda @ A Hammer & Heels - I’m marble obsessed, so anything made out of it I love! The fact that they are mini is even cuter! Such a perfect idea for small space storage like bathrooms. I recently made a marble tray using a marble tile and some kitchen knobs as handles!


  • Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 10:01 am

    Yoanna - So pretty!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Monday, January 5, 2015 - 5:35 pm

    Carli - What glue did you use? I love these so much!ReplyCancel

    • Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - 3:22 pm

      Caitlin McGrath - Thank you Carli! I used 527 glue.ReplyCancel

  • Monday, August 15, 2016 - 5:12 am

    Casper - hi there! i’m trying to make one of these shelves for my dorm but the marble and tubing are no longer available from lowes, do you know where to find similar replacements now? thank you!ReplyCancel

    • Monday, August 15, 2016 - 10:47 am

      Caitlin McGrath - Unfortunately I’m not sure where you could find them – I haven’t used them in any projects recently. Sorry!!ReplyCancel

  • Monday, September 19, 2016 - 9:51 pm

    Scarlett Miller - Hi I love these!!! what room are they in like your bathroom or bedroom or what? curious because I want to do this but not sure what room 🙂ReplyCancel

    • Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 9:51 pm

      Caitlin McGrath - I’ve had them in my bathroom and my bedroom!ReplyCancel