Hexagon shelves made from popsicle sticks are all over Pinterest these days, and they happened to pop up when I was looking for a DIY Funko Pop Shelf. My Lord of the Rings Funko Pop collection is steadily growing, and no longer fits with all my JRR Tolkien books, so I decided that they needed their own display.
The popsicle sticks fit my three main criteria: cheap, easy, and something I already had in my house (it’s not as if Walmart is less than 3 minutes away).
Popsicle sticks: You’ll need a lot. I bought a box of about 1,000 and I used a fair amount of them.
Clear command hooks: Or whatever you want to use to hang the shelves. They aren’t very heavy (and neither are Pops!)
Making the Shelves
You can print a template for popsicle shelves anywhere (or don’t use one, if you’re feeling bold), but I used this one from eHow.
I didn’t really plan what I wanted to do, instead, I just made a bunch of shapes that I thought looked good (the three large ones), and then I figured out how to line it up so that it looked good on the wall.
Because Funko pops are so small, the shelves don’t have to be very wide (which is PERFECT since mine is behind my bedroom door). Generally, I made the shelves about 2.5 inches wide, however, the shelf for the Balrog I had to make bigger.
The shelf on the left is a “regular” shelf and is about 2.5 inches wide, on the right you can see the larger shelf that I made for the Balrog, it’s about 3.5 inches wide.
Hanging the Shelves
I made paper outlines of my shelves in order to figure out how I wanted them spaced out. I cut them out and taped them to the wall, then moved them around until I was satisfied. Then I used a level and a pencil to mark where I wanted the command hooks, and then I stuck them up there!