Introduction: Honeycomb Hexagon Shelves

Watch the FULL tutorial above.

Easy shelves for $5!


Popsicle sticks (I used around 250 total to build these 2 shelves)

Super glue

Wood stain



Paint brush

Step 1: Single Hexagon Shelf

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Layout hexagon shape with popsicle sticks.

Glue shape together.

Let it dry a few minutes before starting to build it up.

Continue build the shelf as deep as you'd like the shelves to be.

Step 2: Design Multi Hexagon Shelf

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Using your single self, trace around the outside of the hexagon. Link as many hexagons as you like.

Use only the exterior (squiggly lines) as guide for building your next shelf.

Step 3: Build Multi Hexagon Shelf

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Layout popsicle sticks on the template you created.

Glue the base of your shape together.

Allow it to sit for a couple minutes.

Build up your shelf to your desired shelf depth.

Step 4: Stain

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Once shelves have dried, paint the wood stain on.

Completely cover the shelves.

Allow to sit for 15 minutes.

Wipe excess away with a cloth or paper towel.


parisusa (author)2016-06-20

I made one but the glue is really gloppy. :( and I was very careful. Sigh

toDIYfor (author)parisusa2016-06-20

Oh NO! :( What kind of glue did you use?

nkrementz (author)2016-03-03

How do you hang these? And how much weight can they take?

toDIYfor (author)nkrementz2016-03-03

I hung them with some small nails. The large one is resting on two nails (each at the top of a hexagon) and the small one is on a single nail.

I think they are surprisingly sturdy. I don't know how much weight they could hold--you would likely need to test it. The larger one is probably holding a 1-1 1/2 pounds now no problem.
But as long as it is fastened to the wall good I think they could hold quite a bit! I hope this helps?

nkrementz (author)toDIYfor2016-03-13

Yes this helps very much, thank you! I bought a box of 1000 popsicle sticks from Micheal's and I'm ready to go!

toDIYfor (author)nkrementz2016-03-14

AWESOME! Good luck :)

tinaciousz (author)2016-03-11

Such a fun project! I am sending this to my nieces and nephews.

toDIYfor (author)tinaciousz2016-03-14

Awesome! I think it'd be a great project for kids.

azizkres (author)2016-03-09

that's awesome! keep it up... where did you get the idea?

toDIYfor (author)azizkres2016-03-10

Thanks! I saw it on Pinterest. :)

TracyF23 (author)2016-03-03

Awesome project! Very cool looking!

toDIYfor (author)TracyF232016-03-03


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Bio: My name is Janel and I love creating easy, cheap DIY projects! Everything from clothing to jewellery to decor and more. Check out my YouTube ... More »
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