DIY are always a big pleasure to me, for a while I have been doing etagers. They are not just a nice way to arrange cookies and cupcakes, but also make a great place to store all sorts of other things. Today I show you how you can easily create great individual pieces without a lot of crafting talent^^, but some talent will improve it for sure. My etagers I made in a kind of shabby look.


Etagere DIY



The etagere is also described as a baroque popular table top for treats. Shabby chic then describes a furnishing style as a mixture of objects from inheritance, the flea market, self-made things and obviously used pieces. So you can also build these etageres, maybe you still have old glasses or plates from your grandma or aunt who are pretty but you don’t actually use them. Or you go to the thrift store like me and find the most beautiful single pieces there. It does not have to be as “old-fashioned” as mine, it will be more modern maybe with a chic mix of black and white plates. There are no limits to your fantasy set.


required material


Etagere DIY


  • per etagere you need at least 3 plates / plates of different or equal size
  • per etagere you need at least 2 supports I have taken on the one hand 2 old glasses and on the other hand these crystal things (I think they are old knife benches)
  • a good all-purpose glue or a hot glue gun


that’s how it’s done


1. Before you start, think exactly about how all parts should come together first:


Etagere DIY



Etagere DIY



2. Once you’re sure you’re going to assemble and stick them all together. First stick the first supporting pillar to the bottom plate. Whoever wants it perfect, can mark the center by a cross.


Etagere DIY


3. Allow the glue of the first floor to dry completely, otherwise the whole slips away and the artwork is ruined. After it holds gently stick the 2nd floor to the center plate. Then allow them to dry again and repeat steps 2 and 3 for the 3rd floor.


Etagere DIY


4. Done 🙂 Now you can sort your chocolates, your jewelry, your makeup junk or nail polish stylishly.


Etagere DIY



Etagere DIY



I hope you’ll like my little DIY idea, maybe a sweet idea to give away best decorated with pralines ^ ^


Do you like the shabby look or do you prefer the completely modern look?



  1. Sunday October 9th, 2016 / 07:09 AM

    Guten Morgen Priscilla, was für eine coole Idee. Ich hätte nicht gedacht, dass das hält Ich wünsche Dir einen schönen Sonntag. Liebe Grüße Jana von Magische Farbwelt

    • flowery
      Sunday October 9th, 2016 / 12:11 PM

      Liebe Jana, es hält sogar mit 20 Nagellacken drauf 😀

  2. Sunday October 9th, 2016 / 10:03 AM

    Ich mag Etageren ja sehr gerne, habe aber leider noch keine. Die waren mir immer zu teuer. Daher danke für deinen DIY Tipp.
    Viele Grüße

    • flowery
      Sunday October 9th, 2016 / 12:10 PM

      Ja mir auch, so ist es günstiger und persönlicher 🙂

  3. Mimmy
    Monday October 10th, 2016 / 10:57 AM

    Tolles DIY :).
    Ich mag Etageren so gerne, ich habe auch eine, allerdings gekauft von IKEA, da ist mein ganzer Tee verteilt drauf.

    Liebe Grüße

    • flowery
      Monday October 10th, 2016 / 12:50 PM

      Ich habe mittlerweile 4 Stück ^^

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