Want to add a little accent to a small wall or vignette? These DIY painted hexagon shelves with succulents are easy to make, customizable, and oh-so-pretty!
DIY PAINTED HEXAGON SHELVES WITH SUCCULENTS
Sometimes, you just need a little sumpin’-sumpin’ to add to a small wall space or even a vignette.
That’s where today’s do-it-yourself comes in.
To be totally up-front… this project started out as a wanna-be-honeycomb-wall-gallery in my bathroom. But, after hanging these diy painted hexagon shelves with succulents on the large bathroom wall, these 6-inch hexagon shelves were dwarfed by the large space. Womp, womp.
We call this ‘pivot-time’.
DIY Painted Hexagon Shelves in the Kitchen
Time to find another place to put these sweet little geometric shelves!
After trying to find an area to hang all seven of the hexagon frames that I made, the thought occurred to me…
“Why do I have to use all seven? A few of these on a tiny wall will look perfect!”
So, I started looking at all my tiny wall spaces, and ended up here…
And here’s a close-up. The background paint compliments the speckled counter tops, and the gold trim gives a little ‘glam’.
These really add a nice touch to the kitchen area, but truth be told, I may re-hang them (again) just on the other side (where the little stool is located). Mainly because I have other plans for the area where they are now. 😉
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How to Make a Honey-Comb Hexagon Wall Garden
This DIY was super easy, and really only took a couple hours, including drying times for the paint and sealant.
Just a Few Supplies:
Wouldn’t you know… I JUST found some larger hexagon shadow boxes on Amazon. These would have been perfect for the bathroom! Hmmm.
6 Easy Steps for DIY Painted Hexagon Wall Garden
Again, these are super easy to make. You can even make this a fun project with a child, teen, or even a loved one with dementia. 😉 (Mom actually helped paint the inside of the gray frames.)
- Choose the color of paint you want to use on the inside of your hexagon shelves. You can use one color, or as many as you would like. Then paint the inside back and sides. (Fig. 1) You may need more than one coat.
- With a larger flat brush, paint the outside sides of the frames with your accent color. Or, just use the same color. Remember, these are totally customizable! (Fig. 2) Again, I used two coats of the gold paint.
- Next, paint the top edges with the accent color. Using the side of a round brush for the edges is best, and keeps the paint from dipping into the inside (Fig. 3).
Adding the Succulents
- After spraying the hexagons with matte sealant (this is optional, but helps with dusting), spread your glue at the bottom of the shelf (make sure is the bottom!). (Fig. 4)
- Now, add your moss. Choose pieces that are different and add interest. Also, add more glue where needed as you go. (Fig. 5)
- Lastly, add the succulents of your choice. You may need to take wire cutters and cut the ‘picks’ off in order for them to fit. Turbo Tacky Glue works great for this whole project.
Now, your DIY painted hexagon shelves with succulents are ready to hang!
Remember to measure twice (maybe even thrice) and hang once! Hexagons are a bit tricky to arrange and hang. 😉
Finished DIY Painted Hexagon Shadow Boxes
Here are more images of the finished DIY…
This photo of the kitchen actually shows the truer color of the cabinets. It is still a bit more yellow than real life, but better than the photos in my spring kitchen tour.
I may even add one more to the top, but if they are going to be moved around the corner, what’s the point, right? 😉
How ’bout a few closeups…
This brown ended up a bit more red than I wanted.
The succulents in this one are my favorite.
But, I love the green background of this hexagon shelf.
Which one is your favorite? I’m actually thinking about purchasing the larger ones from Amazon and making a new set for the bathroom. What do you think?
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