Hanging Wall-Mounted Shelf DIY for Literally Any Bathroom

DIY Hanging Triangle Shelf
credit: Sara Albers

If you are looking for more wall storage options for your bathroom, you are not alone! We are always on the hunt for simple, stylish, and affordable shelving. Today we are delighted to show you just how simple it is to make a hanging wall shelf. You could even make this a multiple shelf DIY as well. We love the look of natural cotton cording (macrame cord) and natural wood. It's timeless, while giving a look of Scandinavian design as well.

Adding some fresh greenery, candles, and pretty beauty products to this hanging shelf will elevate the look of the bathroom ... and give you more storage options, too!

DIY Hanging Wood Shelf for bathroom storage
credit: Sara Albers

You will only need some basic materials for this project, so let's get started.

Things You'll Need

  • Wood (Poplar, 5 1/2 x 24)

  • Macrame cording

  • Power drill

  • Drill bit (match the size to your cord/rope)

DIY Hanging Wall Shelf supplies
credit: Sara Albers

Step 1

Trim wood to appropriate size. The shelf featured here is 5.5 inches x 17 inches. Sand edges. Drill holes using appropriate size drill bit.

DIY Hanging Wood Shelf
credit: Sara Albers

Step 2

Lightly sand drilled holes.

DIY Hanging Wood Shelf
credit: Sara Albers

Step 3

Cut two pieces of cording, 3 to 4 feet. Thread one piece up through the holes on the left side, and then the other cord through the holes on the right, pulling the cording up from the bottom.

DIY Hanging Wood Shelf
credit: Sara Albers

Step 4

Pull the left and right sides of the cording to meet evenly at the top. Loop the four pieces of cording through the metal ring.

DIY Hanging Wood Shelf
credit: Sara Albers

Step 5

Determine how long you want your shelf to hang from the gold ring. Secure the cording onto the ring using hot glue. Fold the cording over the ring and glue.

DIY Hanging Wood Shelf
credit: Sara Albers

Step 6

Take two pieces of the cording and wrap around the other two pieces of cording. You will wrap around four or five times.

DIY Hanging Wood Shelf
credit: Sara Albers

Step 7

Trim the ends of the rope that you wrapped around the other cording.

DIY Hanging Wood Shelf
credit: Sara Albers

Step 8

Wrap the end of the rope and add some hot glue to make sure it stays secure. Glue on the front and back of the ends of the wrapped rope.

DIY Hanging Wood Shelf
credit: Sara Albers

Hang the shelf and add your favorite small vases, candles, ceramics, beauty products, and more!

DIY Hanging Wood Shelf
credit: Sara Albers

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Alice & Lois is a DIY and lifestyle blog where twin sisters Sara and Melissa share their inspiration, projects, connection and celebrate the good in life. They create inspiring posts centered around home, family, style and creativity, specializing in simple, yet sophisticated DIY projects. Sara and Melissa live in two very different places – Sara is in the heart of the midwest, Indianapolis and Melissa in the majestic ski town of Crested Butte, Colorado. Alice & Lois was named one of the Top 10 DIY and Decorating Blogs by the editors of Better Homes and Gardens in 2015 and 2016 and recently named one of the Top 30 DIY Blogs to Follow by Domino.