You can’t even imagine how easy is to make this fun DIY FLOATING SHELF. Check it out! This simple project looks amazing!
Yesterday I shared how I had created some cute DIY succulent planters, and today I am going to show you how to make
this quick floating shelf display for plants, succulents or other home decor items.
I love to browse my favorite stores online for inspiration. While I was doing that couple weeks ago, I found this cool floating shelf over at Urban Outfitters (**update: I discovered that the original product had been made by Jenny over at Recycled Lovers ).
The moment I saw this shelf, I knew that I need this piece in my life.
As a DIYer, I always think of how I can DIY things first,
of course, to stay on budget.
It’s no secret that I love to switch my decor often around here.
Paying full price for things would not let me do that, which is why I choose to DIY :-).
I love modern, minimalist lines with a little bohemian twist. It seems that my design style is always evolving, especially since I have been writing my blog, and I read other ones. I must say that I get better with age, haha! 🙂
This modern shelf was easy enough to make, and it fits the style that I have created in my dining room.
If you missed yesterday how I had made some cute faux succulent planters, you can check them out below.
– round wooden plate from Home Depot
1. Cut 24 pieces of yarn to the length of 3 1/2 yd. each.
2. Fold them in half to grab the center and tie a knot there with another piece of yarn. This center point will be where this floating shelf hangs from.
3. Divide your yarn from the center tie into four equal sections (each section will be 12 strings).
4. Then divide each part into two sections of 6 and twist them together.
You could also separate your sections to 4 and braid them if you prefer.
5. Hang your piece someplace high enough to give you access to easily work with the strings. Tie a knot approximately 4 inches below the top where you tied your center knot.
6. As the last step tie a knot at the bottom leaving the amount of tassel you prefer to dangle below your knot. This is where your shelf will rest.
Slip your wooden plate between your ropes, settle the bottom knot at the center under your wooden plate. Arrange your 4 twisted/braised ropes evenly to balance the wooden plate.
I love the natural wood look, so I did not stain my wooden plate, but you can stain it or paint it to match your unique style.
I arranged my cute succulent planters on my floating shelf, and it looks chic and fresh in my dining room. What do you think?
How do you like this floating shelf?
Well, well, well…
A while later, I decided to make another version of this cool shelf. I learned how to macrame since this first tutorial, and I prettied up this simple shelf with some impressive macrame knots, plus I gave the neutral plate a little touch of stain.
Check out some other great projects in my dining room before you leave
DIY RECLAIMED WOOD BUFFET
DIY DEEP PICTURE LEDGE
Thanks for reading today! Have a fantastic weekend!