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DIY Wall Art: Popsicle Stick Hexagon Shelf Part I

Add some mid-century charm to your gallery wall with this DIY wall art idea. All you need is popsicle sticks, glue and some stain to make this inexpensive home decor knockout. Click to see the full tutorial and download the free hexagon template. | MakeAndDoCrew.com

Add some mid-century charm to your gallery wall with this DIY wall art idea. All you need is popsicle sticks, glue and some stain to make this inexpensive home decor knockout. Click to see the full tutorial and download the free hexagon template. | MakeAndDoCrew.comUPDATE: After you make this shelf, check out Part II to make an expanded set of DIY honeycomb shelves that would make Don Draper drool.

Guys. I am so excited to share this tutorial.

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, like this Coffee Stirrer Wall Art.)

And if you’re reading this, I’m assuming you like to make stuff too, because, well, that’s what we do here. So I’m guessing that you can relate to having an idea for a project and how it can get tangled in your brain like a Bruno Mars song, refusing to dislodge until you just make the darn thing.

Add some mid-century charm to your gallery wall with this DIY wall art idea. All you need is popsicle sticks, glue and some stain to make this inexpensive home decor knockout. Click to see the full tutorial and download the free hexagon template. | MakeAndDoCrew.comThat’s what happened with this DIY wall art idea. It came to me one night when I was pacing back and forth in our bedroom in the dark. (Comforting baby Quinn, of course. I don’t do that otherwise. At least not often.) I was thinking about additional three dimensional art pieces I could DIY for our bedroom gallery wall. I wanted something that would add texture, warmth and angles, but unfortunately, most DIY geometric display shelf tutorials I’ve seen are waaay complicated.

So in a moment of frozen-dessert-craft-mashup inspiration, it occurred to me that I could make an awesome hexagon shelf with one of the most basic craft supplies out there–popsicle sticks. Every night that I’ve paced back and forth since (and trust me, there have been many), I perfected my plans for this simple, mid-century-inspired hexagon shelf.

In fact, I’ve thought about it so much that I came up with an expanded hexagon shelf idea that builds on this one that I’ll be sharing next week in Part II. It’s even more mid-century-y and popsicle stick-y. (UPDATE: Check out part II here to learn how to make some rockin’ DIY honeycomb shelves!)

Add some mid-century charm to your gallery wall with this DIY wall art idea. All you need is popsicle sticks, glue and some stain to make this inexpensive home decor knockout. Click to see the full tutorial and download the hexagon template. | MakeAndDoCrew.com

After experimenting a bit, I realized that having a template to guide my shelf angles would be super helpful. So I put one together and added it to the Make & Do Crew Vault. If you’d like the template, simply enter your email in the pink and green box at the bottom of this post and you’ll gain immediate access to it and all our past and future free patterns and printables.

DIY Wall Art Hexagon Shelf Supplies

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• popsicle sticks (about 100)
• tacky glue (most other glue would probably work too)
Min-Wax Stain in English Chestnut
• paintbrush
• picture hanger (totally optional)
• hexagon shelf template (Using the template makes getting the angles right a lot easier and elevates your shelf from 3rd grade art project to West-Elm-worthy home decor. Subscribe in the box at the bottom of the post to receive access to it instantly.)

Instructions

1. Add a drop of glue to both ends of three popsicle sticks and lay them as shown.

Add some mid-century charm to your gallery wall with this DIY wall art idea. All you need is popsicle sticks, glue and some stain to make this inexpensive home decor knockout. Click to see the full tutorial and download the free hexagon template. | MakeAndDoCrew.com2. Layer three more sticks to complete the hexagon.

3. Continue glueing and layering like this until your hexagon shelf is a deep as you’d like it to be. Mine is about 16 sticks deep.

Add some mid-century charm to your gallery wall with this DIY wall art idea. All you need is popsicle sticks, glue and some stain to make this inexpensive home decor knockout. Click to see the full tutorial and download the hexagon template. | MakeAndDoCrew.com4. Allow the glue to dry. Do your best to keep your three-year-old from using your in-progress shelf as a wooden Bumbo seat for her dolls.

6. Stain your hex shelf, taking care to get stain in between all of the popsicle sticks.

Add some mid-century charm to your gallery wall with this DIY wall art idea. All you need is popsicle sticks, glue and some stain to make this inexpensive home decor knockout. Click to see the full tutorial and download the hexagon template. | MakeAndDoCrew.com7. If you’d like, glue a picture hanger to your shelf. I skipped this step because I opted to just put two nails in the wall that the shelf could hang on.

Add some mid-century charm to your gallery wall with this DIY wall art idea. All you need is popsicle sticks, glue and some stain to make this inexpensive home decor knockout. Click to see the full tutorial and download the hexagon template. | MakeAndDoCrew.com
Add some mid-century charm to your gallery wall with this DIY wall art idea. All you need is popsicle sticks, glue and some stain to make this inexpensive home decor knockout. Click to see the full tutorial and download the free hexagon template. | MakeAndDoCrew.com
8. Find your cutest homeless home decor knick knack and place it lovingly in its new wall home. Then start planning your next popsicle stick project:

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Honeycomb Shelves
This bunny shelf makes a perfect Easter craft idea for Spring or DIY nursery decor to enjoy year round! Make it out of popsicle sticks using the free downloadable template. Click to see the full tutorial. | MakeAndDoCrew.com
Modern Bunny Shelf (perfect for Easter or a nursery!)
This graphic, modern DIY wall art idea is perfect for a hip nursery, bedroom or as wedding or Valentine's Day decor. Make it for $5-10! Click for the free template and full tutorial. | MakeAndDoCrew.com
Geometric Heart DIY Wall Art 


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154 Comments

  • Amy
    January 1, 2016 at 12:06 pm

    Can’t get access to the hexagon template and would love to keep following your sight! It just links to a pic of the finished product.

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      January 1, 2016 at 11:15 pm

      Hey Amy-
      I’m so sorry you’re having a hard time! Can you tell me which link you’re clicking on that’s giving you trouble? Is it on the blog post page or did you sign up in the subscriber box and then run into trouble? I’d love to know so I can make sure everything is working properly. In the meantime, I’m just going to email you the template to make sure you can get crafting asap 🙂
      Thanks for reading!

      j

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      • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
        January 2, 2016 at 8:33 am

        Amy, I tried to send you the template, but I got an error sending it to the email address you provided. Let me know a better address for you and I’ll be happy to send it your way or just send me a note at makeanddocrew [at] gmail [dot] com and I’ll make sure you get it. (The signup box is working now too if you’d like to use it.)
        Thanks again for helping be my tech troubleshooter!
        j

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      • toosweetloni
        July 15, 2016 at 6:57 pm

        I cannot access he hexagon template. When I use the link that was sent to my email address, I get redirected to this site and it ask me for my password which I put in but it just keeps reloading and asking me for my password again.

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        • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
          July 30, 2016 at 2:24 pm

          The password is in the email you received with the link. It’s the same for everyone and case and space sensitive.

          Reply
    • Jessica
      June 16, 2016 at 8:37 am

      Dear Jess,
      Please provide me with the password.
      I subscribed before, but the email is no where to be found. I tried again, but did not receive any Email.
      Thanks Jessica

      Reply
      • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
        June 16, 2016 at 11:34 pm

        Hey Jessica,

        I’m sorry you’re having trouble getting into the Vault! Perhaps search your email for something from “MakeAndDoCrew.” It might be in your spam or junk folders. If you can’t track it down, please let me know and we’ll figure it out together 🙂

        Jess

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        • Jessica
          June 19, 2016 at 1:44 pm

          Dear Jess,
          Sorry I can’t find any mail, not even in the spam folder.
          Thanks, Jessica

          Reply
          • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
            June 22, 2016 at 9:38 pm

            Jessica,

            Did you get what you needed? If not, please send me an email and I’ll make sure you get the template!

            Jess

          • Jessica
            June 26, 2016 at 1:35 pm

            Dear Jess, sorry I didn’t get anything. Looking forward to the Email.
            Cheers, Jessica

          • Jessica Meissner
            September 12, 2016 at 11:18 pm

            Dear Jess,

            I never received anything from your side and I like to get started on my projects.

            Thanks in advance Jessica

          • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
            September 27, 2016 at 8:53 pm

            Hey Jessica,

            Perhaps it got stuck in your junk or spam folders? It would have been an email from me that explains how to download your template. Please email me if you need further help and I’ll be happy to make sure you get into the Vault 🙂 (Jess (at) makeanddocrew (dot) com)

            Jess

  • Joyce
    January 2, 2016 at 12:11 am

    I am also unable to link to the template. I click on the box “Name” and it takes me to a picture of the finished product.

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      January 2, 2016 at 8:29 am

      Hey Joyce,
      Thanks so much for clearing that up. I see what you mean and I’ve fixed it. What a goofy little tech glitch. I’ve sent you the template as well, but please feel free to subscribe if you’d like access to the rest of the free resources vault. So sorry about the trouble!
      j

      Reply
  • Marwa (@Enthralling_g)
    January 2, 2016 at 1:16 pm

    This is spectacular, so easy to make definitely easier than what I have come accross!
    Thanks for sharing!:)

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      January 3, 2016 at 3:51 pm

      Oh, thanks so much, Marwa. I made another one last night and it really IS so easy! Happy New Year!

      j

      Reply
      • Kayla
        September 15, 2017 at 11:52 am

        Hello, Jess, I’ve been trying for 2-days to get the templet and it’s still not working please help I copied and paste the password and still no luck

        Reply
        • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
          September 16, 2017 at 11:03 am

          Hey Kayla,

          Make sure the first letters of both words are capitalized with no space between. Sometimes an extra space can get included afterwards when you copy and paste, so you might want to watch for that too!

          Jess

          Reply
  • Katie
    January 5, 2016 at 8:43 pm

    Super cute! I love your ‘reality check’ 🙂 cacti can be such prickly lil suckers! The final result is adorable, I’m considering making one for my gallery wall. Thank you for sharing!

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      January 5, 2016 at 9:05 pm

      Yes, those darn cacti! I always underestimate them 🙂 Thanks so much for your kind works and for reading Make & Do Crew. I’d love to see your hexagon shelf if you make it!
      Happy gluing!
      j

      Reply
  • the cape on the corner
    January 6, 2016 at 11:06 am

    i love that this isn’t just made with wood, which would still be cool. but this is even more diy than that, and pretty much the fanciest looking thing made with popsicle sticks. awesome.
    b

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    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      January 6, 2016 at 2:48 pm

      You’re so right! I love that intersection of utility and “fancy.” I smile every time I see this shelf on my wall. I’m posting a tutorial tomorrow for a way to make an even fancier hexagon shelf with popsicle sticks, so check back if you need a great DIY project for the weekend 😉

      Thanks for reading M&DC!
      j

      Reply
  • Laurie
    January 6, 2016 at 8:43 pm

    Jess, this is really cool! Love your projects! Thanks for sharing with us at Brag About It. Pinning to share and look for your feature next week! Happy New Year!
    ~Laurie

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      January 7, 2016 at 12:31 am

      Thanks so much, Laurie. You are always so full of encouraging words. They are so nice to read at 12:30am when I’m in the middle of finishing a blog post 🙂

      As always, thanks for visiting M&DC.

      j

      Reply
  • […] week, I explained how to make single hexagon shelves. I love how these add dimension and warmth to the wall. Plus, I can change out what is in the […]

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    • Debbie
      March 12, 2017 at 3:24 pm

      Hi Jess, I love the Popsicle Stick Hexagon Shelf. I have downloaded the templates. My question is about the size of the popsicle sticks. Did you use the 3″ Sticks? Could the jumbo size sticks be used? Thank you.

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      • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
        March 14, 2017 at 2:56 pm

        I used the “regular” sized popsicle sticks. I reference the size in the supplies section of this tutorial, but I think they’re around 4.25″ or so. You can def use the jumbo sticks, just build them around the outside of the template. I’ve seen people do it this way and they turn out great!

        Happy crafting!

        Jess

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        • Marie Hiney
          April 11, 2017 at 8:19 am

          Jess, Hi. Just found your blog and love this “shelf” idea. By any chance do you know how much the finished project weighs? I live in what is called a “manufactured” home (trailer). The walls are not hanging friendly. I am thinking that changing colors to match the room would be another option.

          Marie

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          • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
            April 17, 2017 at 3:26 pm

            I don’t know the exact weight, but it’s really very light. If you want, you could weight the weight of around 160 popsicle sticks to see about how much yours will weigh once completed. 🙂

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  • Betty
    January 18, 2016 at 4:47 pm

    Like honey comb look would like to have template.

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    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      January 18, 2016 at 10:50 pm

      Hey Betty,

      Thanks for reading M&DC. To receive access to the template, simply subscribe by entering your email address at the bottom of this post (in the box right above here). You’ll receive a confirmation email (check your spam or promotions folder). Click the link in that email to confirm that you indeed meant to sign up. After that, you’ll immediately receive an email with the link and password to download the template. Seems like a lot, but it’s pretty easy. Let me know if you have any other questions. I’m happy to help you.

      j

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  • Chelsea @ The Johnsons Plus Dog
    January 25, 2016 at 10:11 pm

    I love this project!!! I think it is so creative. Thanks for sharing. I’ve wanting to buy or make a shelf in this shape but didn’t want to spend the money or bug my hubby to help me figure it out. This one seems so simple! Brilliant.

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    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      January 25, 2016 at 10:31 pm

      Thanks so much, Chelsea! I’m all for independent non-husband-engaging crafting. I suppose it’s the feminist in me 😉 Just kidding, I totally know what you mean though. Some of the other tutorials I’ve seen have SO MUCH MATH. For better or worse, you don’t have to be very smart to make this one. Ha.

      Happy crafting!

      j

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  • jim
    February 17, 2016 at 8:02 pm

    excellent quick project

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    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      February 17, 2016 at 9:15 pm

      Thanks, Jim! I really hope it is. I sure enjoyed making it. Let me know if you have any questions as you’re whipping yours up.

      Happy shelf-building!

      j

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  • Stephanie (Travelcraft Journal)
    February 18, 2016 at 1:18 pm

    Neat project! And love your “reality check”! 🙂

    Just wondering, is it any easier to stain the popsicle sticks before putting together and gluing?

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    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      February 20, 2016 at 10:08 am

      Thanks Stephanie! Sometimes I feel a bit vulnerable sharing the “reality checks,” but I know I love to see that other people online are human too. (And in our case, very messy humans sometimes :))

      That’s a good question about staining the sticks. I think you should always do a project however makes the most sense to your brain. There’s usually more than one right way. I think staining after you assemble the shelf might be a little quicker (it really didn’t take long!), but staining beforehand might ensure all your sticks are perfectly, evenly stained. Let me know what you decide to do. I’d love to know!

      Happy crafting!
      j

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      • Stephanie (Travelcraft Journal)
        February 22, 2016 at 9:30 am

        Thanks! I think we’d all rather appear perfect, but it’s important to tell the messy side of the story too!

        Also, it probably is a lot faster to stain afterwards. I was just curious. 🙂

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  • Savannah
    February 27, 2016 at 5:20 pm

    It won’t let me get the template either. I signed up as a subscriber and it keeps asking for a password over and over

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    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      February 28, 2016 at 2:36 pm

      Hey Savannah,

      I’m sorry you’re having trouble! I don’t want anything to stand in the way of your crafting 🙂

      When you subscribed, you should have received an email asking you to confirm your subscription. Once you click that, you’ll immediately receive another email that gives you the password to enter the Make & Do Crew Vault. (It’s the same password for everyone.) 

      Have you gotten that yet? If not, just check your spam folder for the confirmation email or do a search within your email for “Make and Do Crew.” 
      Let me know if this works for you. I’m here to help if not.

      jess

      Reply
  • amber
    March 7, 2016 at 11:11 am

    cant get access really love this craft and would love the template but cant gain access to it, i have subscribed an still wont work.

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    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      March 7, 2016 at 9:26 pm

      Hey Amber!

      Boo. I’m sorry you’re having trouble! I don’t want anything to stand in the way of your crafting 🙂

      When you subscribed, you should have received an email asking you to confirm your subscription. Once you click that, you’ll receive another email that gives you the password to enter the Make & Do Crew Vault. (It’s the same password for everyone.)
       
      Have you gotten that yet? If not, just check your spam folder for the confirmation email or do a search within your email for “Make and Do Crew.”
       
      Let me know if this works for you. I’m happy to help if not.

      jess

      Reply
  • Shille
    March 11, 2016 at 12:40 pm

    I have tried to get the template but now it asking for a password

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      March 11, 2016 at 9:57 pm

      Hey Shille,

      Thanks for reading Make & Do Crew! When you subscribed, you should have received an email asking you to confirm your subscription. Once you click that, you’ll receive another email that gives you the password to enter the Make & Do Crew Vault. (It’s the same password for everyone.) 

      Have you gotten that yet? If not, just check your spam folder for the confirmation email or do a search within your email for “Make and Do Crew.” 
      Let me know if this works for you. I’m here to help if not.

      jess

      Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      March 14, 2016 at 11:33 pm

      Hey Shille,

      When you subscribed, you should have received an email asking you to confirm your subscription. Once you click that, you’ll receive another email that gives you the password to enter the Make & Do Crew Vault. (It’s the same password for everyone.) 

      Have you gotten that yet? If not, just check your spam folder for the confirmation email or do a search within your email for “Make and Do Crew.” 
      Let me know if this works for you. I’m happy to help you further if not.

      Happy shelf-making!

      jess

      Reply
  • Eulisa
    March 14, 2016 at 7:36 pm

    I just subscribed. Tried to get the template. Took me to a page and told me to enter a password?. Sigh I wanted to get started tonight

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    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      March 14, 2016 at 10:51 pm

      Hey Eulisa,

      I’m sorry you’re having trouble! I don’t want anything to stand in the way of your crafting, especially when you’re eager to get started!

      When you subscribed, you should have received an email asking you to confirm your subscription. Once you click that, you’ll receive another email that gives you the password to enter the Make & Do Crew Vault. (It’s the same password for everyone.) Have you gotten that yet? If not, just check your spam folder for the confirmation email or do a search within your email for “Make and Do Crew.” 
      Let me know if this works for you. We’ll get you going, don’t worry!

      jess

      Reply
  • Roxanne
    March 16, 2016 at 6:33 am

    Hi Jess

    Thank you so much for this AMAZING project!!
    I have been dying to purchase hexagon shelves, but they’re so pricey 🙁

    Finding your website has made my week!! I am extremely excited to get started.. off to the craft shop after work 😀

    xx

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    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      March 16, 2016 at 11:43 pm

      Aw, Roxanne, your comment makes MY day! I am so happy you share my enthusiasm for this project. I honestly loved making it and am so happy seeing it up on the wall everyday. I hope you feel the same way too! I’d love to see a pic when it’s finished if you’d like to send me one or tag me on Instagram! (@makeanddocrew)

      Happy shelf-building!

      jess

      Reply
  • Carmen
    March 25, 2016 at 6:53 am

    Hi Jess, love your creations, would like to see a little bird house made of Popsicles sticks, think you up for it? Thank you so much,
    Carmen

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    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      March 27, 2016 at 10:15 pm

      Carmen,

      I LOVE that idea! Especially since it’s Spring and the little birdies are coming out to serenade us. Thanks for the idea! I’ll see what I can put together 🙂

      Jess

      Reply
  • Jackie
    March 25, 2016 at 8:42 am

    I’m so excited to find this tutorial! Your boxes are amazing and I can’t wait to make my own. Just one thing – I subscribed to the blog and now it is asking me for a password to access the template. Anyway you could send it to me? Thanks so much!

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      March 27, 2016 at 10:13 pm

      Hey Jackie!

      Thanks so much! I think you’ll love to make them, too.

      When you subscribed, you should have received an email asking you to confirm your subscription. Once you click that, you’ll receive another email that gives you the password to enter the Make & Do Crew Vault. (It’s the same password for everyone.) 

      Have you gotten that yet? If not, just check your spam folder for the confirmation email or do a search within your email for “Make and Do Crew.” 
      Let me know if this works for you. I’m here to help if not.

      Happy crafting!
      Jess

      Reply
  • Jen
    April 1, 2016 at 10:30 pm

    Hi I’m not sure if you will see my message in time but was hoping to do this project with a group of 12 year old girls tomorrow but am having the same issue everyone else has had. I have the email from the make & do crew with the Password, entered it “case sensitive” and nothing happens it just has a message that the information is password protected. Anyway to email me the template for the pop cycle stick hexagon frame? I have spent most of the night getting all supplies to do a sample:)

    Thanks so much!

    Love your site:)
    Jennifer

    Reply
    • Jen
      April 1, 2016 at 10:35 pm

      Hi Please disregard my above message – I just got it!!! I figured out what the problem was…. The password is too words… but in the email only the first letter was capitalized I tried capitalizing the second word too and it worked:)

      Jennifer

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      • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
        April 3, 2016 at 9:58 pm

        So glad you got it figured out, Jen! I was really sick this weekend and haven’t been on my computer much. How did the project with the girls go? I’d loved crafting together at that age! (And every age, let’s be honest :))

        Hope you all enjoyed it!

        Jess

        Reply
  • Kirstin
    April 7, 2016 at 5:16 pm

    Hi,

    Do you know how long it usually takes to receive the email after subscribing? I’m not getting anything but I want to make sure I’m not just be impatient! 🙂 Thank you!!

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      April 8, 2016 at 3:41 pm

      Hey Kirstin,

      It should happen right away. I’m sorry that something is getting lost in the interwebs. I just emailed you 🙂

      Jess

      Reply
  • Jamie Capone
    April 19, 2016 at 9:30 pm

    This is adorable I can’t wait to make one for my new home! I am obsessed with DIY projects that are inexpensive but still a great quality. Awesome! Thanks for sharing

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      April 21, 2016 at 11:52 pm

      I am too, Jamie! That intersection of affordable, stylish and well-made is pretty much my happy place. Hope you enjoy your new place!

      Jess

      Reply
  • Linda
    April 22, 2016 at 7:28 am

    What a great idea. Liked the different shapes

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    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      April 24, 2016 at 10:50 pm

      Thanks, Linda! Apparently there’s no end to the shapes you can make with popsicle sticks because I’ve been dreaming up different patterns left and right–it’s so fun!

      Happy crafting!

      Jess

      Reply
      • dayna
        May 9, 2016 at 9:36 pm

        It’s hard to tell, but did you use the jumbo Popsicle sticks instead of the regular size?

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        • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
          May 17, 2016 at 9:24 pm

          Hey Dayna,

          I can see why it’s hard to tell. I actually used the regular sized ones. I’ve seen readers’ photos who have used the bigger, like ice cream stick size though, and they look awesome too. I think it kind of depends on how big the things are that you’d like to put inside the shelves. I’d love to see your finished project if you’d like to tag me on Instagram (@makeanddocrew) 🙂

          Happy shelf making!

          jess

          Reply
  • Annie
    May 10, 2016 at 9:43 am

    I just subscribed and plan on making this tonight after work. I love my hot glue gun and am wondering if you tried using that for a popsicle stick project like this one? If not, I will pick up some tacky glue. Thanks!

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      May 11, 2016 at 3:27 pm

      Hey Annie,

      Did you give hot glue a shot? I imagine it would work okay, but I’d love to hear your conclusion if you did indeed try it. Either way, I hope you enjoyed the process of making your shelf and that you hang it with pride somewhere special. 🙂

      Happy crafting!

      Jess

      Reply
  • trivera
    May 13, 2016 at 9:07 pm

    Hi, I was wondering where I can get the template for this shelf.

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      May 17, 2016 at 9:11 pm

      Hey Trivera,

      If you enter your email address in the white, green and pink box right above these comments (or the one on the right side of your screen), you will immediatly get an email with the download instructions. Let me know if you have any other questions. I’m here to help!

      Jess

      Reply
  • Lyssy // Lyssy Creates
    May 14, 2016 at 11:04 am

    I love hexagons and honeycomb patterns! I’ve been meaning to spruce up my ‘office space’ in my bedroom a little and this tutorial is perfect for it — at least once I figure out how to get nails into the wall 😉 I’m more of a paper crafts person but I’m definitely going to try this out!

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      May 17, 2016 at 9:06 pm

      Lyssy, you can add some scrapbook or wallpaper to the back of your hex shelf if it would feel more your crafting speed. 😉 Really though, this is a surprisingly easy DIY to tackle, especially with the template. I hope you enjoy it and it inspired lots of great work in your bedroom office!

      Happy shelf making!

      Jess

      Reply
      • Lyssy // Lyssy Creates
        May 19, 2016 at 12:29 pm

        That’s a fabulous idea! I just bought two different sizes of popsicle sticks today and I think I’m going to build them in different depths — some as frames for my lettering and others as a shelf! All spray painted white. Going to do this tomorrow and I can’t wait!

        Reply
  • Anjelina Gutiérrez
    May 17, 2016 at 8:43 am

    I really need to try this Project, just and answer, doesn’t be easier to first Paint the sticks and then glue it?? thnks a lot.

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      May 17, 2016 at 9:00 pm

      Hey Anjelina,

      You can definitely stain the sticks first if you want to, but I think that gluing them first and staining them second is a little bit faster and easier. Let me know what you end up doing. I’d love to hear how it works out for you.

      Happy crafting!

      Jess

      Reply
  • victoria lockridge
    May 17, 2016 at 11:16 am

    i love this idea cant wait to try it

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      May 17, 2016 at 8:59 pm

      Yay, Victoria! I’d love to see it when you’re finished if you’d like to tag me on Instagram (@makeanddocrew). I hope you enjoy shelf building!

      Jess

      Reply
      • Esther Kim
        May 23, 2016 at 6:32 pm

        Hi! I saw this idea from a youtube channel called “Whats Up Moms” and I thought this idea was soo cool!!!! I tried to get the template(I already subscribed) but the sign in page would just keep popping up. Can you please send the template to me? Thank you!

        Reply
        • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
          May 24, 2016 at 12:14 am

          Esther–I’m so sorry you’re having an issue getting into the Vault. I just emailed you with a few troubleshooting questions and the template you need. 🙂

          Reply
          • Michelle
            July 10, 2016 at 10:49 pm

            What size Popsicle stick do you use

  • Gheila Ibarra
    May 22, 2016 at 6:36 am

    Hi, I’ve Been trying to have access to the hexagonal template … I gave my email but I didn’t received nothing and I checked my junk mail too… It’s getting really frustrated.
    Hope you can help me

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    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      May 24, 2016 at 10:36 am

      Hey Gheila,

      I’m sorry you’re having a hard time! It sounds frustrating. Would you like to enter your email address again and I can check on the backend to make sure it goes through? That might help us troubleshoot. Perhaps there was some internet elf that stole it the first time. Let me know when you try again and if it works and I’ll make sure we get you the template either way. (You can email me too at makeanddocrew (at) gmail (dot) com.

      Jess

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      • Gheila
        May 28, 2016 at 7:09 am

        I’ve tríed 2 more time … Thanks anyways …?

        Reply
  • Melinda
    June 14, 2016 at 6:20 pm

    Hello. I subscribed twice to get the password for the templates and I haven’t received anything yet.

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      June 15, 2016 at 10:56 pm

      Hey Melinda,

      Have you checked your spam or junk folders? It might have gone there. It’ll be sent from makeanddocrew, so you might want to search for that to see if it turns up. If not, let me know and I’ll help you troubleshoot further!

      Jess

      Reply
      • Keke
        June 20, 2016 at 11:20 pm

        How do you unsubscribe

        Reply
      • Keke
        June 21, 2016 at 8:23 pm

        Help please I need to unsubscribe gave wrong email

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  • Ivona
    June 20, 2016 at 2:22 pm

    Hi, I saw this idea on Pinterest and I love it! I think I’m going to make it with paper sticks instead of popsicle sticks and then share it on my blog. Don’t worry, you and your pattern will be properly credited 🙂 Thank you for sharing!!
    Ivona

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  • Keke
    June 20, 2016 at 11:25 pm

    How do you unsubscribe?? Gave wrong email ???

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      June 21, 2016 at 11:35 pm

      Hey Keke,

      You will receive an email from me and there will be a link to unsubscribe at the bottom of it. If you can’t access that email account for some reason, you can give me the email address you entered and I can manually remove you as well.

      Jess

      Reply
  • Sophia
    July 8, 2016 at 3:11 pm

    Such a great idea, I can’t wait to try it!!

    Reply
  • Michelle
    July 10, 2016 at 10:16 pm

    What size Popsicle sticks did you use? When I go to buy on Amazon there are different sizes

    Reply
  • Jaynette
    July 26, 2016 at 11:52 am

    Hello, I would love to make this for my daughter upcoming big girl room. where do i get the Honeycomb template please? Thank you!!

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    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      July 30, 2016 at 2:09 pm

      Hey Jaynette!

      If you subscribe in any of the forms on the side or bottom of the site, you’ll immediatly get an email that tells you how to download it. (Check your junk/spam folder if you don’t see it right away.)

      Happy crafting!

      Jess

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      • jaynette
        July 31, 2016 at 11:02 am

        Hello Jess, Thank you for reply back. I just went and subscribed, i haven’t got any email but i went to click on the template and its asking for password. Thank you.

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        • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
          July 31, 2016 at 8:31 pm

          Hey Jaynette,

          The PW is in the email you should have received. Did you check your junk/spam by any chance? I’ll email you the PW now myself just to make sure you have it.

          🙂

          Jess

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          • Jaynette
            August 1, 2016 at 10:56 am

            Thank you so much!!!

  • Chelsea
    August 11, 2016 at 5:17 pm

    Has the template always been protected by a password? I printed one off like a month ago and didn’t have to subscribe or use a password. I accidentally threw it away before making my second one..

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    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      August 12, 2016 at 10:00 pm

      Hey Chelsea,

      Yes, it’s always been PW protected, but the PW is the same for everyone. If you don’t have the original welcome email, just re-subscribe in any of the boxes and you’ll get the email again. (And don’t worry, you shouldn’t get duplicate emails from me in the future :))

      Reply
  • katherine
    August 17, 2016 at 3:13 am

    Hi, I am struggling to download the hexagon template, it is asking for a password to access it and I have never created one? Would it be possible for you to email me it?
    Many thanks

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    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      August 18, 2016 at 3:16 pm

      The password is in the welcome email you received from me and is the same for everyone. If you can’t find that email by searching your inbox/junk folder, just re-subscribe and you should get it again. (You won’t get double emails from me all the time though :))

      Reply
  • Noah Wickert
    September 13, 2016 at 8:40 pm

    Love this thing! easy to do!

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      September 16, 2016 at 2:40 pm

      Thanks Noah! I still enjoy seeing ours on the wall every single day. Especially because it looks nothing like popsicle sticks! 🙂

      Reply
      • Zane
        October 12, 2016 at 7:52 am

        Do you have to use the template

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        • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
          October 12, 2016 at 4:23 pm

          Hey Zane,

          You don’t need the template, but it helps quite a bit with getting the angles just right and making your shelf look more tidy.

          Happy crafting!

          Jess

          Reply
  • tracy
    November 11, 2016 at 9:32 am

    I am planning on working on this shelf this weekend! Have you tried E6000 or hot glue or is Tacky Glue really the best? Also – have you ever tried gluing a picture hanger on the back of one? I wonder how sturdy that would be.

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    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      November 19, 2016 at 12:11 am

      Hey Tracy,

      I realize this might be too late because you might have already made this, but here’s why I prefer tacky glue–hot glue creates so many glue cobwebs that I don’t think the overall look is as clean. E6000 is great, but I find it messier (and stinkier!) to work with. Tacky glue can easily be wiped off if you use too much and the shelf is actually incredibly strong by the time you’ve glued all the sticks together. I think a picture hanger on the back would be great!

      If you did try a diff glue, I’d love to hear how it worked.

      Jess

      Reply
  • lacie gardner
    December 19, 2016 at 12:27 pm

    i cant download the hexagon pattern , could you just email it to me

    Reply
  • Alexis
    January 3, 2017 at 6:37 pm

    Hi, just stumbled across your gem of a website! And I’m in love and also wondering if you think using a glue gun would be okay?

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      January 3, 2017 at 8:43 pm

      Hey Alexis,

      Welcome! The thing with a glue gun is that you’ll have a lot more “spiderwebs” to contend with. This shelf uses so many small dots of glue that I think it could get a little messy. That said, I have used regular Elmer’s school glue and it’s worked fine as an alternative to tacky glue.

      Hope that helps!
      Jess

      Reply
  • Joyce Faught
    January 8, 2017 at 4:40 pm

    I;m about to make the shelf, just need the template to get started this evening. Thank you.

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      January 18, 2017 at 9:11 pm

      If you’ve subscribed, you should have an email waiting for you with the download instructions. If you don’t see it, search your spam and junk folders for “Make and Do Crew.” Sometimes it can get stuck in there.

      Happy crafting!

      Jess

      Reply
  • Katrin Debus
    January 14, 2017 at 6:34 am

    I find this idea just great and would like to create such elements for my apartment.
    Could I please get a password, so I can download the template?

    I would send you pictures of my results if you wanted.

    Regards from germany

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      January 18, 2017 at 9:17 pm

      Hello from the US, Katrin! If you subscribe in the box above this comment area, you’ll receive an email with the download instructions for the free template. I’d love to see a pic of what you make!

      Reply
  • Soz
    January 31, 2017 at 3:07 pm

    Can’t wait to start! But will any kind of glue do? I’m afraid that the glue that I have won’t be strong enough and will make it unable to place something as heavy as a vase in the hexagon.

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      January 31, 2017 at 9:22 pm

      Surprisingly, even Elmer’s glue makes a pretty strong bond. I think it’s because there is glue on so many separate surface areas within the shelf.

      Happy crafting!

      Jess

      Reply
  • rielley legge
    February 14, 2017 at 2:37 pm

    just trying to get access to the template

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      February 14, 2017 at 2:43 pm

      Hey! If you subscribe in the box above this comment area, you’ll get an email with a link to the template. 🙂

      Reply
  • Alejandra
    March 7, 2017 at 10:10 am

    Would love to make some shelves for my guest room

    Reply
  • tishushu
    March 10, 2017 at 3:21 pm

    OMG! An accessible diy project to add to my midcentury modern decor!!!

    I have a question, how much weight will these hold? I notice you have a succulent in a pot for the main image. How much does that plant weigh? I will only be using mine for dollar store type knickknacks and possibly only one or two…

    Thanks so much for making this easy to do, and elegant when done! <3

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    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      March 10, 2017 at 8:45 pm

      Thanks so much! I always look for those qualities in DIY projects too! The shelf is actually really stable. I think it’s because there are so many touch points with glue on them. The limiting factor with the weight is more likely just what you use to hang it in the wall. I have a brass rhino sitting in the shelf now that is far heavier than the little succulent and I’ve had no problems. I hope you enjoy!

      Jess

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  • elephant tapestry
    March 11, 2017 at 1:48 am

    Great ideas! Very nice diy art. thanks for sharing………….

    Reply
  • Morgan Bodwin
    March 13, 2017 at 7:04 pm

    Could I get the template for the popsicle shelf project?

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      March 14, 2017 at 2:45 pm

      Hey Morgan,

      If you subscribe in the box above this comment area, you’ll get an email with download instructions. 🙂

      Reply
  • Brittany Morrow
    March 22, 2017 at 3:49 pm

    Cute Idea, keep trying to subscribe to getting the print out for the shape but having issues subscribing to get the password

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      March 24, 2017 at 4:47 pm

      Hey Brittany,

      You should receive an email from me right after you subscribe that has the PW in it. If you haven’t seen it, perhaps check your spam folder or search your email for “Make and Do Crew.” Hope that helps!

      Jess

      Reply
  • Abbey
    June 2, 2017 at 2:14 am

    Hello! A bit late to the party here but would it be possible to get a template for a larger hexagon? Something more like 10-12 inches?

    Thanks, love your blog!

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      June 4, 2017 at 9:28 pm

      Hey Abbey,

      I’m sorry, I don’t have a template like that right now. If you have the capacity to tell your printer what size to scale a print to though, you could potential just increase it that way. Or you could print it regular size and enlarge it on a copy machine. 🙂

      Happy shelf making!

      Jess

      Reply
  • Renesha
    July 5, 2017 at 8:41 am

    Love this idea and want to get started asap, but I haven’t received your email yet with the template. Could you send it to me?

    Thanks!

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      July 16, 2017 at 3:00 pm

      Hey Renesha,

      Search your inbox for an email from “Make and Do Crew.” Sometimes it can get stuck in junk or spam. 🙂

      Jess

      Reply
  • Melissa D
    September 26, 2017 at 6:38 am

    As I was placing my popsicle/craft sticks to make this shelf and trying to decide what to place on it, it occurred to me that these are easy and quick enough to make that I could do them with seasonal themes. So… I broke some of the sticks, glued them in upright to make a stem, painted my hexagon orange and now I have a pumpkin shelf. For Halloween, I will add something like a raven, cauldron, or black cat (whatever I can find in the right size) and then after Halloween, I will add fall leaves and other Thanksgiving themed items. I am already planning others in white with snowmen and mini-Christmas trees…

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      September 27, 2017 at 10:34 pm

      I LOVE that idea! They really are pretty easy (and affordable!) once you get in the swing of gluing and placing sticks.

      Happy decorating!

      Jess

      Reply
  • Sarah
    January 18, 2018 at 3:25 pm

    Hi Jess,
    I just finished my shelves and theyre awesome! Thanks for the template and instructions!

    I was just wondering what you used to hang yours?
    -Sarah

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      January 22, 2018 at 10:00 pm

      Yay! I just used some small nails and hung the top edge of the shelves directly on the nails. 🙂

      Jess

      Reply
  • Paris
    March 20, 2018 at 1:36 am

    Dear Jess, I made the hex & honeycomb for my 12 yr old son’s room. He loves them. I painted them royal blue and he placed his amiibo (video game characters) on them. I didn’t use a template. And I just put 2 small nails each in the wall. So easy. Only thing I’d do differently next time is use a faster drying glue. I plan to make more of these for other rooms. And a bunny one because we have 2 pet bunnies in our living room! Thanks for all you do! Paris in New England

    Reply
  • Maddy
    March 22, 2018 at 2:28 pm

    Hey,

    Do you have a link to where the black and white vase that the succulent is in is from? I love it!

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      March 23, 2018 at 3:21 pm

      I bought it at Goodwill! It’s so cute, isn’t it? I’m sorry I can’t help you more. 🙂

      Reply
  • Maggie Staib
    June 22, 2018 at 9:21 pm

    Love this popsicle shelf. Want to make it soon. Please forward template. Thank You so much, Maggie

    Reply

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