Introduction: Cardboard Honeycomb Organizer Shelves

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I made these cute little organizer shelves for my work space.

They cost me almost nothing as only materials I used was a recycled sheet of cardboard and one hot glue stick.

They might not seem very sturdy but mine actually held up against 1 kg of weight.

Step 1: Tools & Materials

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You will need:

  • A box cutter or an X-acto knife
  • Set square
  • Hot glue gun
  • Scissors* (optional)

The only material I used is a sheet of cardboard

Step 2: Measurements

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I made hexagons 9 cm per side and 10 cm deep.

I bent the cardboard along the grain to get the straight edge that I used for drawing lines.

Step 3: Cuts and Bends

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I cut the rectangle out and made shallow cuts across, against the grain.

Then I bent the cardboard along the cuts making sure that cuts were facing outside. Otherwise the measurements would get messed up.

Step 4: The Backing

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I made a template using a graph paper but you can also print out a simple hexagon.

Then I glued the paper template to the cardboard and cut it out using the set square to make sure that my cuts were straight.

Step 5: Assembly

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I wrapped the rectangle around the hexagon back and started gluing.

I started with tacking the corners and then applied the glue all the way around and up the connecting side, making sure to smooth out the hot glue with a nozzle of the gun. Then i added more hot glue on the back.

I added extra hot glue on the outside of the connecting sides to reinforce the link.

Step 6: Trim

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I trimmed the excess hot glue with scissors.

Step 7: Hanging

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I ended up making 6 of these and when they were done I hung them up using just a single thumbtack per honeycomb.

They held up perfectly in the field test.

The heaviest thing i put on these shelves is my paint supply which is around 500 grams.

I hope you'll give this project a try.


GioJ (author)2017-05-05

Good concept for recycling :)

leshtata (author)2017-04-17

Wow, and you made me feel sorry that I bought a shelve for my wall :D. Thanks for sharing! This looks great and I will try to follow your idea to make a cradboard shelve to cover 2 visible holes from old shelve. I was wondering what to use:D.

Cinnamonik (author)leshtata2017-04-17

Hahaha :D. I'm glad I inspired you. Thanks for the feedback

jumponbed (author)2017-03-26

I love cardboard creations and this was amazing

Cinnamonik (author)jumponbed2017-03-26

Thanks a lot ^_^

YourMagesty (author)2017-03-20

I think recycling all the cardboard boxes that come thru our homes and businesses is a GREAT service to the planet. I appreciate the attractive and practical display shelves you created! Do continue to share your wonderful ideas with us! And, THANK YOU!

Cinnamonik (author)YourMagesty2017-03-20

Thank you for your feedback, it's very encouraging. :)

JuniorE5 (author)2017-03-16





YourMagesty (author)JuniorE52017-03-20

JuniorE5, May I please receive your comment(s) in English? Thank you very much!

rocio.martinezcillero (author)2017-03-17

oh wow! I have been recently doing cardboard drawers and organisers, and I find this a useful and easiest to do. I will give it a try, thank you!

Thanks for your feedback. I appreciate it!

JuniorE5 (author)2017-03-16


Swansong (author)2017-03-15

They look good :)

Cinnamonik (author)Swansong2017-03-15

Thank you ^_^ The main goal was to keep them cheap but they came out pretty decent looking as well :)

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Bio: I make useful low budget projects. I focus on home improvement, DIY gear and recycling topics.
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