It’s the time again! Welcome to the blog hop featuring 10 of our favorite creative bloggers. This month’s theme is all things HONEYCOMB. There are so many fun projects to choose from- recipes, decor, Halloween related and more! We’d love for you to pin the collage below, check out my Paper Hexagon/Honeycomb Picture Frame and then go see all the other fabulous projects created by some of our friends. Make sure to come back on the 10th each month.
- Happy Fall Printable with Honey Popcorn from Thirty Handmade Days
- White Honeycomb Pumpkin from eighteen25
- Flavored Honey Butters from Your HomebasedMom
- Honeycomb Frame from Landee See
- DIY Honeycomb Dish Towel from Little Miss Momma
- Triple Honeycomb Crunch from Capturing Joy
- Honey Lemon Sugar Hand Scrub from Six Sisters
- Utah’s Top 10 Family Activities ~ The Beehive State! from Or So She Says
- Honeycomb Patterned Pumpkin from Lolly Jane
- Honey Nut Pie from Simply Kierste
I was so excited when “honeycomb” was chosen for this month’s theme because I am absolutely LOVING the honeycomb/hexagon pattern right now and was excited to find another reason to work it into my decor! I did the Hexagon Chalkboard for last month’s blog hop and this month I have created a picture frame.
What I love about this project is how it can be tailored to absolutely ANY decor. Plus it was super fun to make… here is what you’ll need:
- unfinished picture frame (or an old one) that has a good amount of flat area surrounding the photo opening (I got this one for a few dollars at Hobby Lobby).
- Hexagon paper punch (mine is Fiskars, x-large and I bought it at Archiver’s).
- craft paint in your color of choice (I actually switched my color to grey rather than white shown above).
- Mod Podge (tip: I keep mine in a Wilton’s decorating squeeze bottle… so much easier to dispense and keep fresh!)
- medium-fine grit sand paper
- Scrapbook paper to fit your decor. I would suggest 4-5 different but coordinating papers.
STEP ONE: Punch out several hexagon shapes from each pattern of paper.
STEP TWO: Totally optional but also totally awesome, use your sandpaper to lightly sand the edges of each hexagon. This adds amazing dimension and detail! I used the piece of the picture frame that holds in the photo and then put the edge of each hexagon along its edge to sand. This was the longest part of this whole project but was totally worth it in the end.
STEPS THREE thru FIVE: Paint picture frame color of choice and allow to dry. Lightly sand edges of frame. Apply Mod Podge to small area and begin laying down paper hexagons being sure to leave a uniform amount of space between each one (don’t worry that they hang off the edge, we will take care of that in a minute).
STEP SIX: Continue to apply Mod Podge and hexagons onto the frame until you have it how you like it. Allow to dry completely.
STEP SEVEN: Using a straight-edge and exacto knife, cut the overhanging hexagons off at the frame’s edge.
STEP EIGHT: Sand along the newly cut edges of the hexagons and apply Mod Podge layer over the entire frame to seal it all together.
STEP NINE: Add a favorite photo and enjoy!
This was so much fun I decided to make a Halloween one as well to display my favorite photo of my kids at Halloween a couple of years ago!
It was easy because I had found a little 6×6 Halloween themed paper pack at Target to work with. No having to coordinate a bunch of papers myself… it was already done for me!
Thanks for stopping by and indulging my hexagon obsession again!
Be sure to check out all of the other awesome “honeycomb” projects from this month’s blog hop as well!