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DIY Ikea shelf hack

I’m always looking for ways to make my home unique.

Today I’m sharing this simple DIY you can make in 10 mins.

This bracket shelf,

has a secret…


And it’s so simple.


I can’t believe it never told me until now.




All you need is a stick, some string and a few favourite pics.

Here’s how I made this DIY Ikea shelf hack.




DIY Ikea shelf hack

What you will need:

I bracket shelf I used this one

A stick


Wooden pegs







Insert the stick on the brackets (as shown below).

Then cut the string to lengths and tie on with a double knot.

Use mini wooden pegs to attach photos at random heights.

Once you are happy with the placement, cut the string so it hides behind the pics.

Voila! Your own, unique shelf.

Yamba Scandi style even!



Such a simple way to add your own style to your home decor.



There is beauty in simplicity.

I love making a house a home with your own memories and diy ideas.


And it’s even better…

when it’s this simple.



I think this DIY Ikea shelf hack could be used for so many other projects…

the possibilities are endless.


Did you know the bracket shelf had a secret?

Do you love Ikea hacks, ever tried any?

Do you agree the simple things in life are the best?



Here’s to making memories and enjoying all the simple things in life.

Have a great weekend guys.


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17 responses to “DIY Ikea shelf hack”

  1. This is pretty cool. I love it when people see something funky and cool in very little. Well done

  2. Love this! I’m running out of ways to display my plethora of photos, might need to give this a go.
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  3. Tash says:

    I love this so much, easy but effective! I’ve just started becoming obsessed with using sticks as decor… a friend has a branch hanging horizontally from the ceiling using fishing wire over the study desk, it looks fantastic!
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  4. THIS, is the best idea ever!! Thank you for sharing!! I do not know how it hasn’t been done before either xx
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    • Sarah says:

      Sometimes the simplest things are right before your eyes aren’t they? Hope you had a great weekend lovely. x

  5. What a great idea! You are so right…simple is best 🙂 🙂 Thanks for sharing!
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    • Sarah says:

      I love a quick DIY that adds your own touch and it’s even better when it’s this simple. Thanks for dropping by Charlene.

  6. Super cool. I see a trip to ikea in my near future; )
    Happy wk end lovely xx
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  7. That is so cool! I’ve said it before but I’ll say it again, you really are so clever! I haven’t tried an IKEA hack but I do have a house full of IKEA. I think I need to get on the Bracket Shelf Train!

  8. Bec Senyard says:

    This is brilliant. You are so clever. I love making my home my own too and I love this hack because depending on what is hung from the stick, people can make it their own. Thank you for linking up and sharing this great tip. 🙂
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    • Sarah says:

      Too true, it’s open for anyone to add their own touch to it. I love that!
      Thanks for giving me a big head, lol! A pleasure linking up.x

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