After a long break I am back again with a very simple home decor tutorial on how to make DIY hexagon wall shelf with popsicles.
I have rather had a rough and tight week this month and honestly although I did craft and spend time teaching myself to watercolor, I was so lazy to open this blog! And finally here I am, with a promise to update you guys with all the pending posts at the earliest 🙂 I have always been fascinated by these DIY floating wall shelves tutorials but then here in India we don’t DIY so much so I was refraining myself from trying them. But then again I found these easy alternative to using wooden palette for the shelves and don’t you think they turned out pretty? Only con – you cant put more load on them just in case they crash down!
Materials required to make Hexagon wall shelf with Popsicles
- Geometry box
How to make Hexagon wall shelf with Popsicles :
To start with, you need an outline of a hexagon shape as a template. Do you know how to make a perfect hexagon? Take your compass, measure the length of your Popsicle and draw a circle with the same radius. Starting from a random point on this circle, keep marking points at same length as your radius on the circle and finally join them using a ruler to form the hexagon.
The rest of the part is pretty simple. Place three Popsicle along the outline you just drew, leaving a gap on one edge like in the photo below.
Apply a drop of glue at each end of the Popsicle and place next set of three Popsicle over these, right above the edges that were left blank.
So basically, each layer will have only 3 Popsicle , leaving a Popsicle gap over each other. I used a pack of 100 Popsicle per shelf and here is how they turned out. These Popsicle were purchased from Itsybitsy and they do have colored ones as well like the indigo that I have used.
I painted one of the hexagon wall shelf with sky blue chalkpaint ( from itsybitsy – shade name :frozen ice) and spray painted the other one with gold.
I felt they were a little too blank and anyways since they were more like ornamental than functional, I decided to put some little flowers on them for additional attraction 🙂 Did you like them?
If you are using these are purely decorative item to fill up your empty walls, you can use a strong double sided tape like one from 3M and stick it to your wall. Else, if you want to hold tiny decorative items, you can tie a small thread or wire at the top and hang them on wall hooks.
So what do you think ? Are these hexagon wall shelf pretty? Working with hexagons, I did come up with another fantastic idea as well but in my next post 🙂 Keep waiting!