Check out our art class inspired Hexagon Shelf Tutorial: DDG DIY

hexagon shelf diyOkay: let’s get one thing out of the way right off the bat. I have never referred to anything as a popsicle in my real life. They are ice creams or icy poles in my world and that is all. But when it comes to the sticks that keep them upright I much prefer popsicle sticks. It just has a much better ring to it and also uses fewer letters (I’m a lazy typist, what can I say?). So now that we’ve got that explanation out of the way this lovely little shelf DIY was made with popsicle sticks. I know, crazy right?

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I used one packet of crafting popsicle sticks (at this point I’m just enjoying the way that sounds in my head) but I would definitely recommend using two packets as it makes a very narrow shelf. It pays to think about what you would want to put on the shelf when making it — it was wide enough for nail polish but too narrow for my small potted plants. I also made a quick wood stain out of coffee but you could buy a proper wood stain or even paint the shelf to suit your tastes.

hexagon shelf diy 2WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

  • Popsicle sticks
  • Super glue (I used a hot glue gun but super glue would make it way more permanent)
  • Coffee & water (or wood stain)
  • Coffee filter
  • Paint brush

hexagon shelf diy 3HOW YOU MAKE IT:

  1. Start by laying out three sides of your hexagon (you’ll keep doing it in layers of 3) using other popsicle sticks to make sure it is balanced.
  2. Add a drop of glue to either end of each new piece and connect your original pieces. 
  3. Press down hard to make sure they’re glued.
  4. Repeat in layers of 3 until you have your desired thickness.
  5. Let your glue dry completely.
  6. To make a wood stain out of coffee, mix 1 cup of dark, finely ground coffee with 1 cup of boiling water. 
  7. Stir and let sit for 30-60 minutes until completely cooled.
  8. Pour into a new container through a coffee filter to remove any coffee chunks leftover.
  9. Paint a couple of layers of the stain onto your wood until you get your desired colour.
  10. Allow to dry completely and hang on the wall.

hexagon shelf diy 4What do you think of my Hexagon Shelf Tutorial? Tell us in the comments below!

Larissa Thorne (Deputy Editor)

Larissa Thorne (Deputy Editor)

When I'm not working on getting my first novel finished you'll find me buried under the great wall of credit card debt that I've collected over the years. I am a hoarder of shoes, jewellery, books and Disney DVDs and am physically incapable of restricting my chocolate intake.

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