This Faux Vine Covered Hanging Shelf sets the tone of the entire space to inviting, cozy and alive. Head on below to see how can you too recreate this look at your home!
Do any of you remember the nonchalant floating shelf I made like maybe 2 years ago and shared here? Man, this room sure has changed since then! Anyway, I loved the hanging shelf, it was so cool just hanging and on times kinda floating in the corner of the room. It was an independent, self-initiative kinda shelf, it had its own character haha. But, I took it down when painting the room, and it never found its way back for some reason.
What I felt the hanging shelf always kinda missed tho was size. Yes, size sometimes matters… And also, I kinda don’t like the rope thing anymore. So, looking back, these were probably the reasons why the shelf stayed put outside the room. But then 2 things hit me! First, I wanted to put a shelf or something right at the entrance of the room. I needed a place where I can put the basic things I always use when I leave (perfume, keys, necklaces, bracelets, those things…). But it had to be something smaller so that the door can open and close without breaking or kicking something. So, I thought the hanging shelf might just do the job!
Then I started thinking of making it hang on chains instead of the rope, but the one I had wasn’t enough and buying new wasn’t in the plans for this period. Okay, so improvising it is! And that’s when this faux vine glued on the hanging shelf idea came to mind! It’ll cover the rope, and it will give a completely new, far more lively & striking look, setting the entire tone of the room as you enter it to cozy, animated, and inviting! And that it did! And that it did!
However, as you can see on the pictures, I didn’t glue it. I couldn’t find a faux vine whose leaves were attached to a thin branch, cause that would be just perfect for gluing. The one I found had sort of thin plastic chains, instead of a single branch, you can see that on the photos… So, when I was trying to see whether this faux vine will look ok or should I continue my search, I just slid the rope through the chain in the middle making the vine fall equally on both sides. And it looked just fine!
Btw, there are hints to upcoming projects on these photos!
Just in case you decide or have to glue yours, continue below for some tips!
Faux Vine Hanging Shelf DIY.
– Hanging Shelf
– Ceiling Hook to Hang the Shelf
– Faux Vine
– Glue Gun
1. Start from the top & apply glue with the glue gun on the rope. Put the glue on around 10 cm of the rope (length), cause the glue dries fast & it’s much easier to go over smaller areas at a time. Once you’ve applied the glue, right instantly put the faux vine (so that the branch is glued to the rope). Just continue adding more glue, and then right after more of the faux plant. Cover each of the ropes. You can also add another type of faux vine, to mix things up a bit.
2. Hang and done!
If you already have the hanging shelf, then you can agree – this is more of a simple upgrade than it is a diy project. Not that making the actual hanging shelf is any harder, but still… Can you believe how much of an impact one small change has? I love how much more alive this hanging shelf looks now! I hope you try making one yourself, and when you do, be sure to share it on social media using #artysdiylife so I can find you!