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« on: April 16, 2012 09:56:38 AM »

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Hexagon Monogram - featuring Elmer's products

I adore all of the hexagon quilts I've been seeing around lately. While I'd love to make one of my own, my skills aren't quite ready for that challenge. Instead, I made a simple paper version over this wooden monogram!



I started with a 9" wooden letter that I found at the craft store.



Next, I cut 1" strips of craft paper using my X-ACTO paper cutter. I used papers from a similar collection but I think a random assortment would look great too!





I found a 1" hexagon pattern online, printed it and glued it to a piece of light cardboard to make a sturdy template.



Once I had my template and all of my strips ready, I cut and cut and cut and cut some more hexagons in all kinds of colors and patterns using my X-ACTO knife. I would estimate that I needed about 50 hexis for this size letter.





When I had a whole pile of hexagons, I started gluing them to my letter. I took each hexi and rubbed it all over the top of my Elmer's glue stick to quickly and easily cover the entire shape.  



One by one, I glued and then stuck the hexagons in a row being sure I was alternating the colors and paper patterns. I attached the shapes right over the edges knowing I could clean that up later.



When the entire letter was covered, I flipped it over on my X-ACTO cutting mat and used my X-ACTO knife to trim off the overlapping hexagons. This gave the edges of the letter a nice clean look.





And that's it!! All that is left to do is to find a place to hang it.

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« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2012 01:41:36 PM »

Great idea and so pretty! Can I send you my paper to cut all those little hexagons?  Grin
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« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2012 06:32:59 PM »

I totally agree! I would not have the patience to replicate this technique. You are so patient, Limey! Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2012 06:56:59 PM »

It's so cheerful!  I love your mini paper quilt C.
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« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2012 07:13:02 PM »

Thanks gals! It was a bit of a chore to cut all the hexis but it was a good activity to do in front of trashy tv Smiley.
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« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2012 07:53:39 AM »

That's so pretty! It totally looks quilty! It would be fun to make a word (like "crafty" ) to hang up in the craft room. That would be a lot of cutting! Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2012 08:04:19 AM »

It's so cute! That is truly an... um... meditative way to cut all those hexagons.  Wink
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« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2012 08:10:13 AM »

That's so pretty! It totally looks quilty! It would be fun to make a word (like "crafty" ) to hang up in the craft room. That would be a lot of cutting! Cheesy

I thought about doing that and may still. I'd definitely need to get in a hexi cutting zone Smiley.
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« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2012 08:21:06 AM »

What a neat idea!  It totally looks quilty Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: April 26, 2012 02:38:48 AM »

woweee! I bought myself some letters from the craft shop yesterday - this is the perfect project to inspire me to complete them - thanks Smiley
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