DIY Wall Art--Popsicle Stick Hexagon Shelf

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I absolutely love DIY projects that transform utilitarian everyday objects into unexpected works of art. Not only do these become fantastic conversation pieces in your home, they also allow you to create super budget-friendly art that doesn't feel too "crafty."
(Don't get me wrong, I love crafts. That's why I made a whole website about them. But I especially adore DIY that achieves a high-end look for a fraction of the price.)
In a moment of frozen-dessert-craft-mashup inspiration, it occurred to me that I could make an awesome mid century modern hexagon shelf with one of the most basic craft supplies out there--popsicle sticks. Wouldn't this just look amazing in Don Draper's office?!
Check out blog post to download the free printable template.
The supplies for this project are simple--glue, popsicle sticks and wood stain. You can make the entire honeycomb shelf for a few bucks, especially if you already have wood stain laying around.
Check out the blog post for the full tutorial and to download the hexagon shelf template.

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Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!


Have a question about this project?

3 questions
  • Bess Farland
    on Jan 19, 2016

    Where did you get your sticks?

    • Rosalynda Garza
      on Jan 19, 2016

      @Bess FarlandSold at Hobby Lobby

    • Pamrwilson
      on Jan 22, 2016

      @Rosalynda Garza Or eat a lot of popsicles! LOL Kidding aside, great idea

    • Suzie Sattler
      on Mar 25, 2016

      Eat lots of popsicles or ask friends to save some

    • Karen Householder
      on Mar 25, 2016

      You can purchase these at any craft store for just a few dollars

    • Jackie
      on Mar 29, 2016

      We have them at dollar tree

    • Rita Botha
      on Mar 29, 2016

      In South Africa we can get them in the pharmacy as "tongue depressors" (disposable, used by nurses and doctors to look into sore throats) and at a fraction of what it costs in craft stores

    • Sarah
      on Apr 20, 2016

      They have them at Walmart a 1000 in a box for not very much. They also have smaller amounts also, I think the best buy was if you bought a 1000. I'm purchasing the 1000. I would love to make this .

    • Carol
      on May 1, 2016

      Love this idea. I've been looking for something to do with all my popsicle sticks.

    • Celia
      on Sep 25, 2017

      I have also seen them at Dollar Tree in the crafts department.

    • Fe
      on Feb 3, 2019

      Dollar store

  • Sonia
    on Mar 28, 2016

    What are the length of the Popsicle sticks you used?

  • Fe
    on Feb 3, 2019

    What is wood stain?

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