In the Clear: 5 DIY Projects Made with Acrylic Sheets

In the Clear: 5 DIY Projects Made with Acrylic Sheets

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Carolyn Purnell
Aug 19, 2015

Acrylic has been a popular material in the last few years (after enjoying recurring popularity in previous decades), and it seems like it's here to stay. Luckily, basic acrylic sheets are cheap and available at any home improvement store, which makes acrylic's DIY value quite clear. Here are 5 great projects that make use of this simple material to great, stylish effect.

Ursula of Home Made By Carmona loved West Elm's acrylic-sided shelves, but she didn't relish the price tag. She came up with a way to create her own version for under $20, using basic acrylic sheets.

Acrylic desk supplies are clean, modern, and sleek, but they aren't always the cheapest. Using basic acrylic sheets, Jen from I Heart Organizing figured out how to make her own clipboard and pencil cup for a fraction of the cost.

This tutorial for transparent wrist cuffs or a hair tieback on Love Aesthetics is not only simple and pretty, it's also versatile. You could use the same technique to make napkin rings or curtain tie backs as well.

For $90 off the retail cost, Kristi over at Brit + Co figured out how to make a DIY version of the CB2 Novo Folding Table. This project requires acrylic that's slightly thicker than the average Home Depot kind, but she provides all the source links. You could also use this project as inspiration for a smaller, less heavy-duty version, which could work as a plant stand.

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