Yesterday I let the cat out of the bag about the Elmer's Master Crafter campaign I was lucky enough to get to be a part of over on Craftster. Today I'm sharing one of the projects I made with the fun products I received!
I adore all of the hexagon quilts I've been seeing around lately. While I'd love make one of my own, my quilting skills aren't up 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 the X-ACTO paper cutter I received. I used coordinating papers from a collection but I think random colors and patters would also look great too!
I found a 1" hexagon pattern online, printed it and glued it to a pice of light weight 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 hexagons in all kinds of colors and patterns. I used an X-ACTO knife but scissors would work just as well. 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 and used the X-ACTO knife and cutting mat I received to trim off the overlapping hexagons. This gave the edges of the letter a nice clean look.
Now I just need to find somewhere to hang it!
Keep an eye on Pam and Kira's blogs too! They were part of the series and I hear they will be sharing more about the experience on their blogs soon. You can see all of the amazing projects that were created over on Craftster. Swing by!