DIY Shelf on a Budget

Happy Wednesday!  Can you believe we’re almost through January already?  I wanted to share an easy DIY this month.  With the new year, many resolutions and goals are in place to spend less and save more.  This simple project is made with materials from the dollar store, so it’s definitely affordable and super cute!

I’ve come across this idea on Pinterest multiple times and finally decided to pull the trigger and make it!  I’ve been trying to figure out a cute way to store my new essential oils and I realized that this would be perfect for it!

These little shelves can be made into many different shapes, but I tried two: hexagon and double hexagon.  I think they work best with even sided shapes in the building process.  Building the shelves reminded me of Lincoln Logs.  The corners are glued together (I used a hot glue gun) in alternating layers.

I created a cross bar shelf for the shelves with two larger sized popsicle sticks.  I glued it in place with two little nobs I created with two little popsicle sticks cut into four pieces.  I glued the pieces together then to the sides of the hexagon, as seen below.

In depth directions can be found here and you can find other pictures of finished products on my pinterest board here.  I seriously love the asthetic that these shelves have and I love how versatile they are in how you can build them.  Here’s a look at my completed oil shelf that I hung up using little command hooks.

Have you made anything with popsicle sticks?  What’s your favorite DIY on a budget?  Let me know below!!

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