Hi friends! I have an easy DIY for you. These birch rounds hanging shelves work great as plant holders. It’s perfect for little pots. We get awesome light from our kitchen eating area windows. Most of my plants live in there, and love it. But it is getting crowded, so I’m always on the look out for ways to fit more in.
This was a quick project that maybe took me a couple of hours to put together. I thought I would share this in case it gives you ideas. It doesn’t have to be for plants. You could use the birch rounds hanging shelves for other collections or uses. The rounds that I’m using are 4.75″ to 5″ diameter. That size works for me because the area is very narrow, and my smallest plants were being shaded by the larger plants.
The supplies I used are:
- birch rounds
- macreme cord
- scotch tape
The tools I used were:
- tape measure
I first planned where to drill holes in the birch. Then I, myself, drilled the holes. Drilling through wood is a lot easier than ceramic or metal. I pass those off to hubby. I used 1/8 inch drill bit. If your cord is thick, you might have to use a larger drill bit. Since my rounds are small, I decided to run only 3 cords through them.
I needed to determine how long I wanted the macreme cord to be. I measured from my ceiling hook to where I wanted the first shelf to be. Now for some math. Not only do you need to add in the difference between the shelves, but you have to add in the birch thickness, and a little for knots under each shelf. Then I added about 4″ to what I figured I would need. Turned out I used almost the whole length.
I cut 3 separate lengths. Then I lined up one end and tied them together. This is the top that will go on the ceiling hook.
Now tightly wrap a piece of scotch tape around the opposite ends. This will help you feed the cord through the birch rounds.
Feed the cords through the first shelf, tie knots to keep the shelf in place. Feed the cords through the next shelf, and tie knots again. Same process for the third shelf. This was the hardest part of the project. I had to keep moving the knots so the shelves would be level.
You can add as many or as few shelves as you like to your birch rounds hanging shelves.
I hope you found this helpful. Have fun making yours!