20 Ways To DIY Popsicle Stick Shelf: Weekend Projects

Jane Foster

Are you tired of your walls looking bare? Have you been thinking about adding a colorful, albeit small decorative piece to add to your wall to make it more beautiful and yet still serve the purpose of holding something? Are you always looking for your phone or one odd little thing or the other? Check out these DIY popsicle stick shelf ideas and thank me later.

Or have you been on the lookout for a kid-friendly, budget-friendly craft project that you and your young children can make and enjoy together? If this sounds like you, you’re probably thinking of making the popsicle hexagon shelf sticks. 

Apart from being excellent craft equipment, Popsicle sticks have a wide variety of purposes like providing plant support, stirring paint, taking temporary care of splints, and many others. They are so familiar and chic that anyone can use them to design almost anything. But you probably already know this if you have been using them for a long. 

Now, I’d be showing you 20 exciting and budget-friendly ways you can make your own hexagon popsicle stick shelf. These projects are great because they give you a chance to design something more suited to your needs yet still less expensive than commercial ones. 

So before you part with your cash, check out these projects and decide if there’s nothing here that you can replicate. Chances are you’d find something you’ll love and be able to afford. So, let’s go!

See also: 20 DIY Popsicle Stick Bird Feeder

1. DIY Popsicle Stick Shelf

Get the ice cream sticks out and try this super easy and quick DIY popsicle stick project. Even if you’ve never built a popsicle stick shelf before, you’ll be able to make this. All you need is a jumbo-sized pack of popsicle sticks, hot glue, a compass, colored paper for the base, and other drawing instruments. 

2. DIY Modern Hexagon Shelf

If you’re looking for a fancy design for your popsicle stick shelf, then try making this walnut-stained hexagon popsicle stick shelf. It’s beautiful, detailed, and simple to make. The key to getting your dimensions accurately is using a suitable template.

3. DIY Popsicle Hexagon Shelf

The plans in this DIY project work better if you have thinner popsicle sticks. To achieve your desired depth, all you need to do is increase the layers of popsicle sticks used on each side. This project is excellent-looking and possibly the easiest to make. 

4. How To Make Hexagon Shelves Using Popsicle Sticks

What if you could make your popsicle stick finish without having to buy it from the store? Try out the Tumeric and coffee mixture used to stain the popsicle sticks in this project. Using a coffee mixture to stain your posts is ideal because you get various shades to choose from, depending on the amount of medicine you apply. If this sounds like something you’d like to see, check out this project.

5. DIY Wall Art With Popsicle Stick

DIY Popsicle Stick Shelf

Simple, elegant, and affordable are the three words that best describe this hexagon-shaped popsicle shelf. Give your wall plants home and let them thank you by giving extra warmth and beauty to your room. Of course, the depth of the frame should be strong enough to support the weight of whatever you put in it.

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6. Modern Popsicle Stick Shelf

DIY Popsicle Stick Shelf

If you want your popsicle stick shelf to have more than one color, then try this one out. For your rainbow-colored sticks, you can either buy them painted or paint them yourself. You’ll also find out effective ways to hang your shelf without staining or damaging your walls.

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7. How To Make A Popsicle Stick Shelf

DIY Popsicle Stick Shelf

Follow this step-by-step guide to create your own trendy-looking popsicle stick shelf. This project is ideal if you have no idea where to begin and what materials you need. It’s also affordable.

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8. DIY Popsicle Stick Shelf

Make and customize your popsicle stick shelf for less than 5 dollars with this project. And you can be done in record time as well if you decorate your popsicle stick shelf as you like with either flowers or other decorative elements.

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9. DIY Triangle Popsicle Shelf

Are you bored with the hexagon/honeycomb-shaped popsicle shelf projects? No problem. Try out this unique triangle-shaped shelf instead before you replicate this project, though; you might need to ensure that you have the suitable template in place. However, when you’re done, you’ll have something with much more room to either display your wall plants or rocks.

10. Easy Popsicle Stick Shelf

Unleash your creative genius with this fun and easy-to-make popsicle stick shelf. This project moves away from the reasonably standard hexagonal and triangle-shaped shelves and opts for an x shaped shelf. 

11. DIY Wall Shelf From Popsicle Sticks

This uniquely shaped popsicle stick shelf is simply amazing. Apart from being quite spacious, it adds this decorative edge to the room. Try this one if you want a shelf with more space that still looks good.

12. Hexagon Wall Shelves Using Popsicle Sticks

Build your hexagon wall shelves using popsicles sticks. This project is slightly more complicated, but the results are worth it. The project uses abaca ropes to tie the sticks together where the edges overlap.

13. DIY Popsicle Shelf

This project is ideal for you if you have a large shelving area. For this project, you can opt to use jumbo popsicle sticks instead of regular ones. With very few supplies, your jumbo sticks, and a little time, you can make your own customized fairly sizeable shelf. 

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14. DIY Popsicle Stick Shelf

DIY Popsicle Stick Shelf

Are you ready to build your wall shelf but are uncertain about the accurate dimensions to use and how to get a suitable template? This DIY project features lots of tips to help you navigate measuring correctly and avoid mistakes. 

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15. Fancy Popsicle Shelf Tutorial

DIY Popsicle Stick Shelf

Make this Scandinavian-themed beauty for your house walls. This project is ideal if you need wall art for your shop, store, cafe, or home. Another thing that makes it exceptional is that it’s very portable.

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16. Popsicle Shelf Decor DIY

DIY Popsicle Stick Shelf

Replicate this fun and easy project with your family. Making your very own popsicle shelf isn’t hard and can be therapeutic. Including the kids is perfectly safe and can even help to create bonding moments. The project contains tips on making the task easier and safer for children to chip in. 

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17. DIY Hanging Shelves

Need a hanging shelf to put your potted plants on? Then try out this project. Although more complicated than some others, it’s not impossible to make. And it looks terrific and cozy as well, so try it!

18. Easy Wall Shelf With Popsicle Sticks

Put your fat-sized popsicle sticks to work with this project. This popsicle shelf is more sturdy, simple, and easy to make. Besides, why have just one shelf when you have two or three? 

19. Popsicle Stick Hexagon Wall Shelf

Learn how to design hexagon-shaped popsicle shelves that you can give as presents or incorporate into class activities for children. This project is easy enough to understand and follow and features a simple yet decorative design.

20. House Wall Shelf With Popsicle Sticks

Add color and zest to your house walls with this beautiful and decorative popsicle shelf project. You can even decorate it more with fancy flowers on the edges after the shelf has been hung. This project is something the children can enjoy as well.


Suppose you’re loving these projects and would like to start to build already, good for you. It’s advisable to buy a lot of popsicle sticks, so you don’t run out before you’re able to complete your design. If they aren’t in the color you prefer, you may repaint them as seen in many above projects. The most exciting thing is that you don’t have to be limited to a certain shape or size of the shelf. You may decide to make a hexagon, pentagon, triangle, square, or whatever shape that appeals to your fancy. It’s probably best to keep in mind what your shelf would be held before deciding on what to build.

Another bonus is that almost all leftover materials can be stored and used again for another popsicle stick craft idea. So instead of getting upset over the outrageous prices store owners put in their popsicle sticks shelf, make your customized shelf and give the room some extra spice. Your shelf may also serve a useful purpose during this pandemic of holding your hand sanitizers, so every time you stop to admire your shelf, you remember to sanitize. 

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