Weekend Project + 25 DIY Dorm Ideas

I came across this lovely little hanging shelf on Pinterest this week and I keep thinking about it.  It's a cute idea for a kitchen window isn't it?  To hold your herbs?  I'd love to try to make it.  The image is from vtwonen and the idea looks fairly simple. Click "continue reading" for more...

It's pretty straight-forward and so without insulting anyone's intelligence, the main technical part really is drilling four holes (using a drill or if you want the hole wider, a spade bit) - which can be tricky.  Earl suggests using a drill; start with a smaller bit and then use a larger one next to make the hole larger, and then another larger one, etc. But if you aren't familiar with using such a tool (like me), you can get (at some hardware stores) pre-drilled boards (for swings)!  Then pull four strands of knotted rope through each hole. Gather at the top (knot again) and hang from hooks. I also hunted down a how-to and found Maria of Folksy Home has a tutorial for a similar hanging shelf like this on her blog here.  

Anyway thought it was a good project - do you like?  And on a related note - I have an epic DIY post over  at Babble this weekend on 25 DIY Ideas for the Dorm or room study area. Lots of inspiration to decorate a dorm room or even kids rooms for the school year ahead! Click HERE to see!

Jan Halvarson


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awesome ideas!

Emily said...

ohhhh love dorm DIY's!


Maria said...

Hey, that's me! Thanks for the link to my rope shelf post! Your round up of dorm decor ideas is awesome; the Christmas light words are especially adorable :)

Heather Belle said...

Definitely in need of some pretty dorm DIYs!
xo Heather

Jan Halvarson said...

Hi Maria = fun you stopped by and yes I know I want to make those lights!


GOOD collection of easy, fast and affordable DIY-ideas! Like!