DIY Hanging Nightstand/Side Table

3 Materials
$5
10 Minutes
Easy

I'm excited to share another incredibly simple DIY that will cost you just $5 to make! Recently I have been loving the look of hanging nightstands/side tables. They really transform a space despite being such a minimal design, and they are so much fun to style.
Watch the video above to see how you can easily make your own, or keep reading for step by step instructions. Enjoy!


I found this large gold plastic charger plate at Michael's for just $1 - such a steal! I also picked up some leather lace, but you can use any type of cording or rope that you have as long as it is strong enough to hold the weight of the table.
To decide the length that you need to cut, measure from the ceiling to the height that you want the table to hang. Double this number and then add 10 inches. Cut two pieces of rope to this length.
Line up the two pieces of rope and then fold them in half, forming a loop at the top. Take this loop and create a knot. This is what you will hang the table by.
Using the loose ends at the bottom, create another knot.
Flip the plate over and slide the rope around it, centering the bottom knot on the middle of the plate. Glue the knot to the center point.
Evenly space the rope in a cross pattern, then use a dot of glue to secure each section to the edge of the plate.
Once the glue has dried fully, flip the nightstand over and it is ready to hang up! This can be hung from the ceiling using regular ceiling hooks or from a wall bracket. For a damage free option use heavy duty Command hooks. Just be sure to check the weight limit before hanging anything. This is the quickest and easiest DIY! If you like this project and want to see more, check out my YouTube channel by clicking here or visit my website: www.katiebookser.com
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3 of 7 questions
  • Earlene
    on Oct 18, 2018

    How do I get rid of mice

    • Desiree
      on Nov 24, 2019

      Use a steel trash can, put peanut butter at the bottom of the can, use two broom stick and place one on each side of the trash can. The next morning you will have mice trapped in the can. Poor hot water on them and flush them down the drain.

  • Cary Reynolds Willey
    on Nov 19, 2019

    How could you do this in a multi tier?

    • Katie Bookser
      on Nov 23, 2019

      Someone else mentioned drilling holes in the charger and tying knots to make it tiered, that might work well.

  • Vicki
    on Nov 20, 2019

    Great idea I would use to hang small bird baths too

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  • Elsa
    on Nov 19, 2019

    To put a candle on it seems too dangerous. It is not secure enough. I feel those strings might move and the whole thing comes apart. Cute though.

    • Katie Bookser
      on Nov 19, 2019

      It’s actually very stable, the strings are not going anywhere, however I’ve mentioned many times that I would never leave a candle unattended.

  • Celine
    on Nov 20, 2019

    You could drill holes in the plate to add more plates to .add tape before you drill .great idea

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