How to Create Floating Wall Shelves With Old Cake Tins

30 Minutes
Ensure the tins are clean with no hints of grease in order to successfully adhere wallpaper as a unique background to your shelves. Spray paint the tins to add a splash of complementary colour.
Use a tin with a removable base, this will give a professional finish enabling you to use the base as a template for the wallpaper.
You could hang your round floating shelves opposite a feature wall, using the feature wallpaper to line the tins. Check out my blog post to find out how to adhere paper to a non stick surface. What will you use as weights to keep the paper flat whilst it dries?
You can change the colour of your tin by using a multi purpose spray paint
What will you keep on your shelves?

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  • Eroque022810 Eroque022810 on Nov 26, 2016
    How did you hang them?

  • Bug11679921 Bug11679921 on Dec 07, 2016 are you keeping these on the wall? Fantastic project! This is perfect for Christmas.


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  • Brenda Brenda on Jun 06, 2015
    i would put the bottom plate on the wall with a counter sinking screw, then put the colorful paper on it, clamp on the remainder of the pan.your good to go.

  • Brenda Brenda on Jun 06, 2015
    you could also use 3M tape or apply a magnet on the wall, depending on the weight you want to put in them.