How to make chic floating shelves

What you will need:

  • 2 Leather strips of the same width and length
  • 1 Piece of wood
  • 2 Flathead wood screws
  • 2 Ribbed plastic anchors (for mounting)
  • Craft Knife
  • Ruler
  • Tape Measure
  • Masking tape
  • Pencil
  • Screwdriver
  • Drill


  1. Fold each of the leather straps in half and using the ruler and pencil, measure where you want the screw to be. Then drill a hole in both pieces of leather so that they are in the exact same place.
  2. Tighten the screws in these holes by hand so that no damage comes to the leather.
  3. Then measure where on the wall you want your shelf to be. Do this by using the ruler and making sure that the leather hoops are just long enough to fit your plank of wood – leaving at least 15cm of edge on either side.
  4. Once you have found your measurements, drill a hole into the allocated markers and insert the ribbed plastic anchors.
  5. From here you may screw the leather loops into their respective locations.
  6. Once you are sure that your leather loops are secure, thread the plank through and ensure that it is balanced on either side of the leather loop. There you have it – a chic floating shelf made easy!

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