DIY Honeycomb Shelves on a Budget

I love the look of hexagonal wooden shelves, like these from Urban Outfitters.  My problem is with the price… so I decided to make a shelf set of my own.  
Knowing that I wasn’t going to display anything too large or heavy on my honeycomb shelves, I opted to create the look with a much lighter material, specifically paper-mache gift boxes from
At only 4 bucks a pop, I bought seven boxes and had them shipped to my home.  I removed the lids and set aside for another project (still not sure what that will be, but I am sure it will be fabulous!)  I laid out the seven boxes on the floor and moved them around till I got an arrangement I liked.  Taking a bit of hot-glue, I secured the sides together and allowed to dry.  
Next, I gave the whole thing a few coats of gold spray paint, giving it an instant jolt of pretty! Because it is so light, this honeycomb shelf was super easy to mount on the wall and while it can’t hold anything too weighty, it’s perfect for displaying photos, little succulents, and cute nicknacks! 

This may be my favorite DIY project in a while.  I’m so pleased with the finished result and it was quick, easy and so inexpensive to pull together, thereby ticking off all the boxes I like in my projects!

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