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Simple Mini Floating Shelves

Hi guys! Time for another quick and simple project of mine! Check out these simple mini floating shelves! So cute, right? 

Simple Mini Floating Shelves [kreativk.net]

I’ve seen lots of beautiful floating shelf projects out there, one of them is this lovely one by Aniko from Place of my Taste !

I wanted something lightweight and small, so I went to the spanish dollarstore to check and found these wooden mini plates. Apparently, these are “Octopus plates”, you know, to serve octopus, which is actually a common dish here. They looked perfect and small and are so light. I got thin rope and went off to start this project.

Simple Mini Floating Shelves [kreativk.net]

At home, I cut strings of rope, for each mini floating shelf I used three, but doubled or tripled them up. I tied them in a knot and glued them under the bottom of each “plate” with hot glue. And then another knot on the top from where I would hang it up. 

Simple Mini Floating Shelves [kreativk.net]


Simple Mini Floating Shelves [kreativk.net]


Simple Mini Floating Shelves [kreativk.net]


             Simple Mini Floating Shelves

Simple Mini Floating Shelves [kreativk.net]

They look great, hanging from the branch I have put above the dining room window and are perfect for that spot I think.

Simple Mini Floating Shelves [kreativk.net]


Simple Mini Floating Shelves [kreativk.net]

The leaves I put on these cute shelves are faux as you have probably noticed, and I love how they look on the bare wood and that’s why I chose to not paint the “plates” and leave them as is. 

Simple Mini Floating Shelves [kreativk.net]


Simple Mini Floating Shelves [kreativk.net]

Tell me what you think! I have another one of these plates a little bit bigger! Should I add a third, bigger shelf, or what would you do with these wooden plates?? 

Thank you for the visit, til next time….

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    21/08/2016 at 16:20

    What a clever idea! These are too cute. Thanks so much for sharing at Funtastic Friday.

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    17/08/2016 at 13:32

    These are great! I love the two sizes you chose!

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  • Nikki
    15/08/2016 at 17:47

    Katrin these are so cool. I really love the lightness of the wood against the white string. I bet they do look absolutely fantastic in your window. You could do so many things with them, or place different things on them that you weren’t worried about falling. I really love the green on the shelves, it adds a touch of fresh to the decor. Perfect.

    • Katrin
      16/08/2016 at 12:38

      They do look great in my big window here and give it some distraction! Sometimes really small touches can add a lot to a corner or spot that otherwise wouldn’t be that great, hey? I’m thinking what to do with it for fall…maybe put some pinecones on them…ahh, love it when I can change things up! Thanks for stopping by, wishing you a great day Nikki!

  • vanessa
    14/08/2016 at 23:12

    Gorgeous! This project is so simple but yet elegant. I love it and hope you can share at a link party I co-host. Hope to see you there. http://diy180site.blogspot.com/2016/08/dishing-it-and-digging-it-link-party-109.html

    • Katrin
      15/08/2016 at 16:27

      Thank you so much Vanessa!

  • Sandra
    14/08/2016 at 01:06

    I love the simplicity of this! You have a knack for making it look very high end. Thank you once again for sharing your links with us at Celebrate Your Story and have a productive week.

    • Katrin
      14/08/2016 at 21:09

      Thanks so much Sandra 🙂

  • Pili
    12/08/2016 at 17:50

    I’m a big fan of pulpo a la gallega, but the use you gave those plates it’s even better! Love how they look unpainted, they look so airy and fresh!!

    • Katrin
      13/08/2016 at 08:48

      Thanks Pili! I’m not a fan of pulpo to tell you the truth but other mariscos I really like. Anyways…these plates are perfect for little projects, my cabinet is filled with them to be used 🙂

  • Brianna
    11/08/2016 at 00:42

    We are looking at making some floating shelves due to an oddly placed heat register. This might fit the bill perfectly and the looks so easy!

    • Katrin
      11/08/2016 at 08:47

      It is super easy Brianna, and if you install hooks you can even place heavier stuff on the shelves, which I really love as well, but I used my not so trustworthy branch, so to keep it safe, I only decorated the shelves with leaves, lol! Thanks for stopping by 😉

  • Andrea@WellnessNotes
    10/08/2016 at 12:50

    Such a cute idea! The wood and the green leaves are so pretty together! I have actually some random hooks in my ceiling; possibilities…

    • Katrin
      11/08/2016 at 08:41

      Yeah, with hooks you could actually put little pots on the shelf, or heavier stuff…. I didn’t want to grab the power tools to install hooks, tooo lazy, lol

  • Lori
    09/08/2016 at 19:30

    Hi Katrin! So simple, yet so pretty! Love your ideas! Thanks for sharing and linking up to Dishing It & Digging It! Looking forward to seeing you each week!

    • Katrin
      09/08/2016 at 21:06

      Thank you Lori!

  • Michelle
    09/08/2016 at 14:35

    Love them Katrin, Such a lovely idea for a small apartment where floor space is at a premium. Pinning

    • Katrin
      09/08/2016 at 21:07

      Thank you so much Michelle!

  • Anika
    09/08/2016 at 05:26

    These shelvea are so cute!! What a brilliant idea Katrin! You did an amazing job!

    • Katrin
      09/08/2016 at 21:08

      You’re so nice to say that Anika, Thanks so much!!

  • Taylor from sugar & succulents
    09/08/2016 at 01:25

    I absolutely love these! You did a great job, they look gorgeous in your home! I’m hoping to make my own someday.


    • Katrin
      09/08/2016 at 21:25

      Thanks so much Taylor!!! I’m super happy you like them!

  • Keri
    08/08/2016 at 17:54

    Katrin, i love these floating shelves!! They look great with the natural wood finish. I wonder since Octopus is served on them usually, would they get a protective coat put on them before using them for serving? Anyway, I really like how you used them as shelves and especially hanging them from the branch! As far as the third plate, I think it would look great as another shelf or maybe as a centerpiece or wall art…I don’t know, just throwing things out there. 🙂

    • Katrin
      09/08/2016 at 21:31

      Keri Thank you so much! You know I thought the same about those plates, especially for a restaurant, it would be a bit strange to have food of any kind on these plates. They’d suck the juice right in, lol. They are untreated… hmmm. no idea. anyways, I’ll use them for decor, 🙂

  • Ellen
    08/08/2016 at 16:29

    My son made a similar ones with heavier twine and stained the plates. They are suspended from hooks in the ceiling for small plants. Longer pieces hang from the bottom knot that looks cute. They are in my family room windows and the plants do well. The plants sit into little ceramic pots so that the wood stays dry. Your idea is great too, could be utilized the same way. Thank-you for another fun project.

    • Katrin
      09/08/2016 at 21:29

      I love big floating shelves with actual plant pots on them, I bet the ones your son made look amazing! I can imagine, they’d look great in my big window here in the dining room Ellen. I’m just such a girl when it comes to swinging those power tools, you know, so I opted for something light weight to hang on that branch. And believe me, the branch I hammered it on the wall, lol, almost thinking the house would crash down on me,… I guess, if we ever own a place I’d get someone professional [maybe my hubby] to install something better… Anyways, love your feedback as always! Thank you so much!

  • Mary-the boondocks blog
    08/08/2016 at 11:31

    I love your plates Katrin. The natural grain of the wood pairs perfectly with the plants. And I think a third plate would be perfect hanging from your branch, if it is large enough. We also eat lots of octopus here but I did not now that they have special plates for them.