As the year becomes sunnier and warmer, here’s a creative way to keep your plants as bright as possible with a hanging window shelf. All you’ll need outside of what is required for the shelf is some place bright you can hang it from. If you don’t have a lot of plants you could always use this simply as a cool shelf design for anything else.
- 4 boards 2’ in length
- ¼” Rope
- Ruler or measuring tape
The first step for any project is to get your supplies. I had everything but the rope and boards, but you can easily get those from your nearest home improvement store for pretty cheap. For the board, I simply had them cut it into the desired length I needed. this DIY you can always use longer boards, just make sure they’re all even in length.
The next thing you’ll want to do is measure out and drill four ¼” holes in the corners of each board. Try to line them up as best you can.
Once you’re done with that, cut the rope into two equal length sections. Try to measure out the height of where you’re hanging it from and the distance you want between each board to fit your plants. Definitely use extra since you can just cut off the extra at the bottom in the end.
Begin threading both ends of the rope from one of your two pieces through both holes on one side of a board. On the first board you’ll want to make sure enough rope is left before the board for the shelf to hang from, however much that you measured at. Then tie a knot just under the holes you slipped the rope.
You want to keep repeating this knot tying process on either side of each and every board. Make sure you leave enough room between the boards to put your desired plants. If it turns out too close, you can always untie the knots and give a little more space.
Finally, it’s time to hang your new shelf. Once it’s hung, make sure it’s stable and even between the boards, since you don’t want all your plants falling and breaking. After you’re sure it’s stable you can place your plants or whatever you thought would go great on this cool hanging shelf.