With my new found time and boredom, I had to find ways to decrease my level of laziness. So I find myself often on the #1 time wasting website on the world wide web, Pinterest.
On this week’s episode of Siana’s Pinterest board, I stumbled upon a lovely DIY for a Popsicle Hexagon shelf from Makeanddocrew.com, and I decided to give it a try.
I just so happen to have some popsicle sticks in my handy dandy craft box and that was perfect. All together it was a pretty easy project once you got past lining up the first layer of sticks.
I used hot glue for this, but really any kind of glue will do just fine. I also used just plain old craft sticks from the Dollar Tree in the teacher section. They come in a pack of 100 but I used about 120 sticks for my shelf.
After a few failed attempts, I finally caved and used a hexagon template to line up my sticks evenly. Makeanddocrew.com has a template of their own or you can just search and find one online.
It’s easier to start with 3 sticks with glue on them and then add the other 3 sticks on top, and then press firmly. And then you just repeat this process until you reach you desired size of your shelf.
Once you finish gluing the sticks together, it’s time to paint! On the original tutorial they used a wood stain to cover the sticks, but I just used what I had already and went stright for the gold paint.
I added about 2 layers of paint, on the outside and inside, and used the blowdryer to dry in between layers. One thing I did think about was adding another color on the inside but for this specific one, I wanted to stick with gold.
Once I finished, it was the perfect size for my catus. And I was PUMPED. It came out great!
Give it a try yourself and let me know how it goes. Leave some feedback and SHARE!