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Hexagon Magazine Collage (in which I use cut and paste skills I acquired as a kindergartner)


Oh hello there!

I actually did a craft recently.

I know, I know, shocker. It’s not all beach nights and travel planning and fancy dinners and floods around here.

So. Now that I’ve decorated the apartment once, we’re now into the redecorating phase of our lives.

You’ve seen this picture over our sink before, have you not? (Please ignore our cabinets. They are gross. Part of the grossness is because that’s actually a sticker that looks like wood on the side of the cupboard there…).

umbrella art over sink in kitchen

Well, it’s not there anymore. Now this seascape hangs above the sink, and I used the blue frame on this deer painting.

But that left me with the picture itself. I still like the umbrella painting/collage/drawing (whatever it is), so I flipped it over and used the other side.

Using magazines, I cut out dozens of 2 inch hexagons and played around with color patterns.

hexagon rainbow art with magazines

We lived with this non-glued artwork on the living room floor for a few days, because it was quite fun to see all of the hexagons go flying at the slightest gust of air (not).

Soon I got to gluing, and once I’d glued everything down, I layered on some mod podge.

cover hexagon collage with mod podge

Once it dried, I styled it in our bedroom on the bookshelf. We needed some height on that top shelf, and this artwork delivered.

Not to mention color. I like color, and our bedroom decor is lacking in that department (Oh, and here‘s the tutorial for the doily wreath on the second shelf).

hexagon artwork

This craft owes its life to my friend and inspiration BL, who did a much nicer and much larger version of this that I’m still lusting over. Perhaps I can stealthily take a picture of it the next time I’m at her place and share, because it is gorgeous…

So. Operation “make a craft out of everything” continues. (Not really; I just made that up. But it is kind of what my creative life looks like right now). I need to get to work and write a book or something.

What have you re-crafted lately?


8 thoughts on “Hexagon Magazine Collage (in which I use cut and paste skills I acquired as a kindergartner)

  1. This looks great! Where did you get the patience to cut out that many hexagons? I can imagine that this would look great on a (VERY) large scale too – maybe in an entryway? Great project. 🙂

    • My friend Beth did that–her hexagons are like 6 inches in diameter and she used coordinating scrapbook paper…hers turned out way better than mine! 😉

  2. I LOVE it!

    Anne – I have to tell you that I thought of you last week when I was visiting my daughter’s family in Tucson. She is really into photography and had a bunch of photos of family that she wanted to hang on the wall. She liked the canvas idea but it would have been expensive to print that many on canvas. So we used black paint on the edges of a bunch of blank canvases that she got for 1/2 price at Michael’s and then using mod podge to add a photo. We did one coat to glue the photo to the canvas and two coats in opposite directions over top so it looks like the photos were printed right on the canvas. They turned out great. And all the while, I was thinking of you!


    • Wow! Haha–can’t believe you thought of me all the way from Tucson! Haha. Love the canvas/modpodge idea–so much cheaper!

  3. So do tell – did you use a pattern for the hexagons? I love the way it looks! Cool color pattern!

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