DIY and Disconnect: Hexagonal Shelf

If you’re anything like us, then the end of a season means it’s time to refresh your home or office decor. We like to switch things up every once in a while, and fall is the perfect time to make things feel cozy! Pillows, blankets, candles, mulled wine—we love anything that adds a little warmth to our space.

In the quest for some new decorations to add to our seasonal rotation, we discovered we could easily DIY some hexagonal shelves for our walls—we ate so many popsicles this summer we had to do something with the leftover sticks! Check out the instructions below.

Materials

For these shelves, you’ll need…

  • Popsicle sticks
  • Hot glue gun (and glue)
  • Gold spray paint (or any other color you’d prefer)
  • Hexagonal template

Step one: glue it

First, print out a hexagonal shape to use as a template, or find something that you can use as a guide. Lay one popsicle stick along the edge of your template, put a dab of glue on the end, and then overlap the part with glue as you add another stick to the next side of your template. Continue around until you have all six sides, and then remove your template.

Keep adding sticks in this pattern until the shelf is thick enough to hold the items you desire.

Once you have finished, allow your shelf to dry fully. This shouldn’t take long, as hot glue dries very quickly.

Step two: paint

Once dry, give your shelf a coat of your favorite paint. We used gold because we love the way it fits into an autumnal palette.

Step three: decorate

Once your shelf is fully painted and dry, it’s time to hang it. Pick a spot on the wall and hang up your handiwork. You can put one up, then style it with some of your other favorite crafts!

Cheers…happy crafting!

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