Create More Space With DIY Hanging Shelves

Published on May 9, 2021
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One of the best ways to decorate your home is with a piece of decor that isn’t just beautiful, but also provides some functionality. When it comes to space, it seems like no matter what, we never have enough, so why not create a project that will not only look great, but will also give you more space? With this easy DIY hanging shelf project, you’ll accomplish just that. Best of all, it’s really simple to do.

What You Need

What You Need

What You Need

-wood plank (you can use poplar), 5 1/2 inch x 24 inch

-sanding block

-macrame cords

-macrame hoop, 2 inch

-power drill

-drill bit (size according to cord)

-glue gun

-scissors

Begin by trimming your wood to the appropriate size. Once you have the proper size, sand the edges to make sure they are completely smooth. Next, take your drill with the appropriately sized drill bit and create holes in the wood. Once you’ve drilled the holes, lightly sand them to make sure they’re smooth and even.

Drill Holes Through Wooden Plank

Drill Holes Through Wooden Plank

Cut two pieces of the cord to about 3 to 4 feet. Thread one of the pieces through the holes on one side, and then the second cord through the holes on the other side. Pull the cords up from the bottom.

Thread The Cord Through The Holes

Thread The Cord Through The Holes

Pull both sides of the cord to meet at the top, making sure they are even. Loop the four pieces of the cords through the metal hoop.

Decide how long you want the shelf to hang from the hoop and then secure the cord on the ring using some hot glue. The the cords over the ring and then glue together.

Glue The Cord

String Cord Through Holes

Wrap two pieces of the cord around the other two pieces of the cording. Repeat this four or five times until it is fully secure. Trim the ends of the cords that have been wrapped around one another.

Glue Cord With Hot Glue

Glue Cord With Hot Glue

Wrap the end of the cord and glue it into place, making sure it’s secure. Glue on the front and back of the ends of the cord.

Tie Cords Together

Tie Cords Together

Now you can hang the shelf and add whatever you like to it. You can even make a few and hang them to one another.

The Final Product

The Final Product