Hanging Circular Shelf

5 Materials
1 Hour

We got a little crafty in our office bathroom, again. This time around, we created a crazy simple hanging shelf to add interest to our space. I love how it turned out because it’s simplicity lent so much to it’s form. Keeping the elements raw, the shelf took on a fun BOHO vibe that only was accentuated when we decided to use it to display some of our happy succulents. You have gotta love a project that is inexpensive, whips up in a snap, and makes a room feel furnished. Win-win-win!!

Photo Cred: Anya McInroy
  • 12″ wooden disk (mine was purchased at Ace Hardware)
  • drill
  • sisal rope
  • old hook hardware
  • 1 screw hook
Start by drilling three holes in the disk, making sure to keep them equally spaced for balance.
The length of rope you cut depends on how low you desire your shelf to hang from the ceiling.  I chose to cut mine about three feet long.
Insert a piece of rope down into one of the drilled holes and pull it up to tie it off.  Repeat this for all three holes.
Bring all three pieces of rope up to a centered apex.
Wrap them through your hardware and tie them off.  This may take a little fussing in order to keep things balanced and straight.
Now, simply install the screw top hook into your ceiling and hang your new shelf!
Cute as a button, if you as me.
Happy crafting!
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Have a question about this project?

1 question
  • Unique Creations By Anita
    on Jun 18, 2018

    What a great idea, looks great. Did you consider putting the rope through the top and make the not underneath.

    • Shirley
      on Jul 23, 2020

      Many years ago I bought a hanger with two woven bowls and a flat basket, made in Kenya. There it would be used for storage of food or other items. The hanger is knotted in such a way that the smaller bowl fits up high, then the larger bowl, and the flat piece sits even on the bottom. This reminds me of that item, and a person, if so inclined, could add rope and knots to make levels of shelves instead of just one.

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  • Lisa West
    on Jun 30, 2019

    That is really cute. We were thinking of making 2 for side tables by our bed. Love this idea. Thank you for sharing.

  • Debra
    on Jun 30, 2019

    Very cute indeed !

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