leather strap shelf project


for me shelves are like cushions and haribo (you can never have too many) styling them with books and trinkets is one of my favourite geeky pastimes so the more I have the happier I am.

I should admit this DIY was a bit of a happy accident- I actually purchased the leather for anther project and when it arrived I realised it would be a perfect 'shelf sling' so I had to try it out.


DIY | easy leather strap shelf
leather hanging shelf


you may remember my DIY rope shelf? well it was hanging here previously so I already had two large wall hooks in place. it only took a few minutes to hang the leather and pop the shelf into place.

read on and I'll show you how to make it from scratch..




materials:

length of wood (mine was 120cm)




take the leather and punch a hole at each end of the strap, check the hole is big enough to slip over the hook size you are using.


diy easy hanging shelf


my hooks were already in place but to fit yours just drill two deep holes into your wall, pop in a wall plug and twist in your hooks. 

take the two leather straps and slide the holes over the hooks to hang them.





once the two leather straps are hung take your piece of wood and slide it through them. (did I mention this project was easy?)

the leather is very sturdy so takes a lot of weight, just add on your favourite plants, books and trinkets to finish. 


diy hanging shelf
hanging shelf diy
hanging leather strap shelf
diy shelving
shelf diy


I'm dead pleased with how it's turned out. the scandi feel of the raw leather and unfinished wood is exactly what I was aiming for.. plus it's a total breeze to make.. winner!

what do you think- would you be tempted to try this?

back soon

caroline x





21 comments

  1. This looks awesome and so easy to do! I imagine this is the kind of thing you'd see ready-to-hang in an upmarket shop for ridiculous prices too.

    Milly // Mini Adventures

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    1. thanks so much millie! the straps are the most expensive part (but still a bargain I think!) xx

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  2. This looks amazing, so simple but so effective! You're so clever, I'd never think to do this x

    Josie |Sick Chick Chic

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    1. oh you, thanks josie. some idea's come easy others I have to really work on :) xx

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  3. What a smart and easy idea! It definitely turned out drop-dead gorgeous!!
    Thank you for sharing with us:)

    www.enthrallinggumption.com

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    1. so glad you like it- thanks marwa :) xx

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  4. This is genius and sooo simple! I love it x

    www.LUCY-COLE.co.uk

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    1. crazy easy- couldn't believe it! :) xx

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  5. i will defenetly try it for my new place :)

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    1. yay! thanks for stopping by angie :) xx

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    1. so sturdy- the leather is really strong! you could probably use old belts if you wanted a more vintage feel :) xx

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  7. Now if I can only figure a way to get more wall space....

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  8. This is such an ingenious idea! Thanks for sharing!

    http://astaeroid.blogspot.com/

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  9. Thanks for sharing! What was the width of the leather strap that you used?

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    1. Hi liz- sorry just saw this- 1 inch! :)

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  11. Can you share where you purchased your straps from?

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    1. Hey! I put a direct link to the straps in the blog post (look for the materials list near to the top!) hope that helps :)

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  12. So cute! Question... Is it two 2x50" straps or just one?

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    1. Oh I just saw you said 1" thick! So it's two 1x50" straps?

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