How to Hang a Floating Shelf

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I hope you all have been enjoying may past few post as much as I have creating and sharing them with you here on Fine Craft Guild. While I have been sharing a lot of outdoor centerpieces using recycled items.

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Today I would like to share something I have found quite challenging, until now. I love the look of floating shelves and creating vignettes upon them. However, I have always stayed away from doing them.

Here are the reasons why. You know the two holes on the back? Well most of the time when I have tried to hang these kind of shelves, wall hanging I end up with several holes in the wall, so most of the time I have the hubby do it… Until now! Look I did it! And if I can do it, anyone can do it!!!

All you have to do is a few easy steps.

What you’ll Need to hang a Floating Shelf

Here is what you will need:

  • Blue painters tape
  • Level
  • Nails or drywall screws.

Step-by-step instructions on how to hang a floating shelf


Turn your shelf over to the back.  Cut off enough tape to reach from one hole to the other .

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Take a pen or something you can poke a hold into the tape where the nails should go. 

Remove tape and place it on the wall where you want to hang your shelf.

How to hang a floating shelf to wall level

Take you level. Place it a the top of your tape on the wall and make sure it is level.

How to hang a floating shelf screws

Now with the holes you have placed in you tape this is where you will insert or drywall screws or nails.

How to hang floating shelfs level after hanging

Remove the tape and hang your shelf. Check that the shelf is level and perfect.

And that’s it. You’re done! You’ve just hung up your first floating shelf, and it is now ready for you to decorate it.

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I love that hanging up a floating shelf is actually so easy to do.  And now  that I have shown you how to hang up some floating shelves, you can do it too! If you enjoyed this post and would like to see more like it… I would love it if you followed along.

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About Tammy

Tammy enjoys the challenge of reinventing her décor. She’s great at figuring out how to make something out of ‘nothing’. To her, ‘left-overs’ have a purpose. She has an urge to recycle |reuse | revamp | redecorate | remodel. And she does so, creatively, beautifully and naturally. Her works shows her love for decorating.

Tammy is the living proof that decoration with what you have | recycled materials, plus maybe a small budget for craft supplies, can create beautiful results. When you walk through her house and her garden, as displayed in her blog, you see a tastefully decorated place that has personality and a sense of home.

Tammy used to own a retail scrapbooking business and her blog is that ‘One More Time’ love affair with the creative world. While her emphasis at ‘One More Time’ blog is on decorating, at the FineCraftGuild she shares her how-to’s and gives us more than a little peak on how things are put together. And yes, all of these beautiful photos above are all hers!

Glamour DIY Home Decorating Vignettes – series

Become a Home Decorating Pro w Tammy Henderson.

This article by Tammy is part of a series of how-to create great seasonal home decorations on a small budget. Here are some of her other fantastic DIY HOME DECOR articles:

  • How to Hang a Floating Shelf

First published July 28, 2014

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