Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Taking my own advice: hexagons!

Last Friday, my "Friday Try-Day" post was all about hexagons.  I decided to take my own advice, and try to make something with hexagons...here is what I came up with:
Hexagon "Flowers"!  I love how they turned out!
As I was thinking about this, I came up with several ideas to make the process of making them easier, but sometimes, I just make things harder than they have to be.
Here's how I did it:
Using my sizzix die, I cut three hexagons (if you want your bottom layer to be the same as your top---you will only need two hexagons).
Cut one (or two, if you want alternating patterned petals) hexagon into six equal pieces, placing your ruler end to end.
Trim the outside edges of your top hexagon(s) with your old decorative scissors.  Feel free to trim off any wonky edge pieces sticking out!  I then used my chalk ink to ink up each piece really well.

Using popdots, begin to build your flower.  On this one, I alternated patterns.
Punch a little circle---you could use any type---I chose a scalloped circle.

Glue your circle down.  For this one, I chose a button for the center.  I tied a little pice of twine through it!
You could glue a sentiment on it for a card...btw, the center of the one above with the sentiment is fimo clay with stickles on it...
I loved the one that was the same color...I used a prima center, and my circle was made from a silver patterned transparency.
So, there you have it!  If you try anything cool with hexagons, I would love to see it...shoot me a link!

1 comment:

  1. WOW, these are so cute! Thanks so much for the tutorial, I'll be sure to link it when I make mine. I am seeing hexagons EVERYWHERE and I think I'm in love!