Liz Ballmaier

DIY: Hanging Shelves

Liz Ballmaier
DIY: Hanging Shelves
 Super excited to post my first DIY project up here for you guys! I think I'm still trying to find my groove into what this blog section of my website is geared towards. We all know by now that I love traveling and photography but I also really love DYI projects and making things with my hands. Now that I just moved into my own home with a few friends, LOTS of home renovations have started to take place and will be continuing on for a while. I made these hanging shelves last week and got a lot of people asking how to make them. SO, I figured I would make a post about it! It's crazy east to make and I found all the supplies at Home Depot for pretty cheap. I think I spent no more than $40 and was able to make 6 shelves from that.   Here are the supplies you will need:   1. 12x16 piece of wood (I had mine cute to those dimensions but you can cut them to any size you like.)  2. Power drill   3. measuring tape  4. Rope   5. Screw eyes (I got the #10s)  6. Ceiling hooks (Home Depot had a few different styles. I opted for the plain silver.)

Super excited to post my first DIY project up here for you guys! I think I'm still trying to find my groove into what this blog section of my website is geared towards. We all know by now that I love traveling and photography but I also really love DYI projects and making things with my hands. Now that I just moved into my own home with a few friends, LOTS of home renovations have started to take place and will be continuing on for a while. I made these hanging shelves last week and got a lot of people asking how to make them. SO, I figured I would make a post about it! It's crazy east to make and I found all the supplies at Home Depot for pretty cheap. I think I spent no more than $40 and was able to make 6 shelves from that. 

Here are the supplies you will need: 

1. 12x16 piece of wood (I had mine cute to those dimensions but you can cut them to any size you like.)

2. Power drill 

3. measuring tape

4. Rope 

5. Screw eyes (I got the #10s)

6. Ceiling hooks (Home Depot had a few different styles. I opted for the plain silver.)

 STEP 1: Measure out 1.5 inches from the edge and make a small mark to where you will drill your hole. 

STEP 1: Measure out 1.5 inches from the edge and make a small mark to where you will drill your hole. 

 STEP 2: Drill a hole about 2 cm deep on all 4 corners. Make sure to not drill too deep as your screw eyes wont fit. 

STEP 2: Drill a hole about 2 cm deep on all 4 corners. Make sure to not drill too deep as your screw eyes wont fit. 

 STEP 3: Take your screw eyes, place in hole and twist till its fastened tight. 

STEP 3: Take your screw eyes, place in hole and twist till its fastened tight. 

 STEP 4: Cut your 2 pieces of rope to the length that you want. I cut mine to 49 inches as I wanted them to be a bit shorter and hang higher to the ceiling. 

STEP 4: Cut your 2 pieces of rope to the length that you want. I cut mine to 49 inches as I wanted them to be a bit shorter and hang higher to the ceiling. 

 STEP 5: Tie rope onto the screws. 

STEP 5: Tie rope onto the screws. 

 STEP 6: Drill a hole into your ceiling, then take your ceiling hook (It comes in a pack of 2 at Home Depot) and push the plastic piece into the wall first as this will be the grip for the actual hook. Once the plastic piece is in, start to screw in the hook till its fastened tight.

STEP 6: Drill a hole into your ceiling, then take your ceiling hook (It comes in a pack of 2 at Home Depot) and push the plastic piece into the wall first as this will be the grip for the actual hook. Once the plastic piece is in, start to screw in the hook till its fastened tight.

 STEP 7: Hang your shelf!!! You can put whatever you like on it; books, plants, candles, whatever you want! Like I said earlier, SUPER easy!!  Hope you guys have as much fun making these as I did!   -L  

STEP 7: Hang your shelf!!! You can put whatever you like on it; books, plants, candles, whatever you want! Like I said earlier, SUPER easy!!

Hope you guys have as much fun making these as I did! 

-L