I love DIY’s that take only a few minutes. You can change so much about your house with a simple DIY and still have time left in the day to get stuff done.
My windowsill was feeling a little packed, but I still had lots of seedlings and herbs and veggies I wanted to grow. I also had a few spare shelves lying around and I always have tons of twine. So, I started a super quick DIY that only took about 15 minutes.
What you’ll need:
Board or shelf
Table saw (optional)
Grab a board or shelf. I got mine at Rona for about 8 bucks. I didnt want it to be huge and overtake the entire window, so I cut it down a little bit. If you’re specifically buying a board for this project, measure your window and you can probably find the appropriate size.
If you’re staining, this is the time to do it, before you’ve got holes and twine to work around.
Drill 2 holes into both sides of the board, 1 inch from each side, marking off your designated spots with a pencil so as not to get uneven. We used a 1/4 drill bit to get our holes.
Grab your twine or rope and measure out the length you need. If you’re like me, you’ll just unwind a bunch and have at ‘er.
Make a knot at the bottom of each hole. If you can make a real knot, congrats! If not, I found that 5 basic knots on top of one another works real well. DIY’s are an exact science, you see.
Gather your four pieces of twine and knot at the top, or make a loop to hang from.
Add your hook, if needed and hang your new plant shelf.