Hi Classy readers! I’m Olivia from DIY Mother and today I’m super excited to share one of my favorite frugal projects to date, a hanging plant shelf. I was originally inspired by this accent shelf I found on Etsy. I figured I could do it on my own for much cheaper.
I love the simplicity of using a single board of wood and some rope as a shelf.
Even though I used it as a plant shelf, you can use it for anything from candles to spices. You can even hang it in your backyard. And the best part? The whole project cost under $10.
Wood stain (I used Minwax in Dark Walnut to make it super dark)
Rope (I used polypropylene cord)
1. Sand the board so that it’s smooth to the touch, and then drill your holes. I drilled 4 holes; two on the ends, and two in the middle so that it would be as stable as possible.
2. Using a paint or foam brush, apply the wood conditioner and stain. To be honest, you probably don’t NEED wood conditioner, but my wood was really old, so I figured it would be best.
Don’t use too much of the stain-it’s thin, so it will spread easily and evenly. Let it sit for at least 15 minutes so that the wood soaks up the stain color. The longer you let the stain sit, the deeper the color will be.
3. When it’s dry, wipe off any excess. Pull the rope through the holes and tie it in a knot at the top. The board should be balanced when you hang it up.