Do it Yourself

Create More Space With DIY Hanging Shelves

One of the best ways to decorate your home is to use furniture that not only looks good, but also offers some functionality. When it comes to space, it seems like no matter what, we never have enough of it, so why not create a project that not only looks good, but also gives you more space? With this simple DIY hanging shelf project, you’ll accomplish just that. Above all, it is very simple to do.

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


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.

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.

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