I love summer – it’s my favorite season! Says everyone, I’m sure. But here in Canada, I really mean it!! When you come from a country that has winter almost eight months out of the year, you don’t take one second of summer for granted. Which is why I’m obsessed with filling my house with fresh plants to bring that summery vibe indoors and to also carry me through those cold winters! And this DIY hanging shelf project is a really fun way to display those plants!
We created this one to match our Modular Shelving Unit, this DIY can work with anywhere. As long as the shelf is made from solid wood, you are good to go!
- wood boards (we used pine)
- L-brackets, shelf hardware, or rope to attach to the wall
- Tape Measure
- Speed Square
- Drill with 3/4″ Spade Bit
- Sand Paper
- Spray Lacquer
- Plants or Succulents
- Terracotta Pots
1. Decide how many planters you would like displayed on your shelf and make proper measurement using a speed square. We went with three planters and divided the shelf accordingly, so each planter sits evenly apart.
2. Using your tape measure, measure the inside of the top of the pot.
3. Set your compass to half the width of the above measurement using the compass and create your circle on the shelf surface.
4. Take your drill and spade bit to create a hole in the center of each circle.
5. Using your jigsaw, enter through your drilled holes to cut a complete circle. Repeat as needed.
6. Sand your shelf and wipe clean with damp cloth. Spray with lacquer to protect your shelf from everyday wear and tear.
7. Put your shelf onto brackets or shelving unit according to directions, then place your plants in their new homes and enjoy!
This simple addition to the space makes such a difference. It’s pretty incredible how just a little bit of greenery can create a refreshing feel to an entire room, or in this case a wall – don’t you think? These little succulents are so cute and simple, which doesn’t seem to take away too much from the rest of the surroundings. Just enough to catch your eye and to appreciate! What do you think of displaying plants in this way?