Hanging Shelf DIY

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I have been seeing this DIY all over Pinterest and I decided to give it my own spin. If DIY’s are tricky for you, don’t worry! It’s really easy to make and super adorable. You can hang it in any room for a little extra cuteness and mid-century modern vibes. I love that you can style it any way you want with some books, plants, or knick-knacks.

Materials:

A pair of scissors.

Two rolls of yarn.

A round wood piece.

A ruler or measuring tape.

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You can find a round piece of wood at any craft store in your neighborhood. I bought mine at Hobby Lobby. It was originally $7.99, but I used a coupon for 40% off! I bought two rolls of yarn from Craft Warehouse for $4.99 each. I later found them at Walmart for a lot less. I already had a ruler and a pair of scissors.

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Directions:

After you have gathered your materials, you will want to cut 20 strings of yarn 100 inches in length. If you would like your hanging shelf to be chunkier, you can add more pieces of string. If you want it to be longer, cut the strings at a longer length.

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Next, gather your strings together and find the middle. Then tie a small piece of string around the middle. Make sure to double knot it for security! This is where you will hang the shelf from. I recommend snipping the ends so that it doesn’t look messy.

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Then braid the four sections of strings. I chose to do a simple braid. You could also twist the strings or get fancy with your braids!

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After you have finished braiding the sections, tie the bottom of the four sections into a knot. You can make this knot as high or as low as you would like depending on how long you want the tail to be. Be sure to pull the knot very tight and double knot it for extra security.

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Next, place your round piece of wood in the center of the knot. My piece has a hole in the center because it is actually meant to be used for a clock, but it doesn’t really matter since i’ll have items placed on it. I think it would be really cute if you used a chunk of wood from a tree trunk instead!

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Hang the shelf from your ceiling with a hook and voila! You’re DIY is completed once you’ve styled your new shelf.

 

 

  1. I have been eyeing up something similar to this for ages but always put off buying it cause of the price. I might just have to do this DIY! πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing, gal!

  2. Oh my gosh- this is going on our weekend project list! Love it. ALSO- I want to know about your succulents, are they real? And do you have this shelf near a window, how much sun do they get? I would like to get some in my house and want to keep them healthy πŸ™‚ (I live in ALASKA, so we don’t have a ton of sun up here- well half the year πŸ˜‰
    -Abigail, twicedutch.com

    1. Hi Abigail! I’m glad you liked it πŸ˜€ The succulents in the photo aren’t real, but I now have a really plant in a pot that sits on this shelf. It’s near a sliding glass door so it does get some light when my blinds aren’t closed. But there are a lot of plants out there that don’t require as much sun! πŸ™‚ I’ve been to Alaska, it’s beautiful!

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