DIY Hexagon Clock

 

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Hey everyone, Katie here!

Since we are featuring clocks here on the Walnut Hollow blog this month, I had to make a clock using Walnut Hollows new Hexagon Wall Decor as a gift for my Mom! My Mom is a quilter and loves making little sewn hexagons and I knew this would go perfect in her sewing studio!

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Supplies:

  1. Use a hexagon template and pencil to trace a hexagon pattern onto the backside (now the front side for this project!) of the Hexagon Box.

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2. Use the Creative Versa Tool with the Universal Point to burn the hexagon pattern into the wood. I love the versa tool for wood burning, combined with the universal tip I get nice clean lines without much effort.

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3. Use acrylic paint to color in the hexagons. Use whatever color scheme you’re loving/matches your decor the best. I used 4 different colors and left a few hexies the unpainted solid wood.

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4. Once you have all of the hexagons colored in, paint on numbers for the clock face, outline them with black to make them stand out.

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5. Use stamping tips (they come with the Creative Versa Tool!) to add pattern to the different hexagon shapes. I like this because it almost makes the different hexagons look like fabrics.

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6. Drill a small hole in the center of your hexagon to place your clock movement through and follow the instructions on the movement packaging on how to install the hands.

(At this point I also decided to paint the frame around the hexagon.)

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Hang and enjoy! I love that this clock is so much more unique than your normal old store bought clocks!

Have you seen Walnut Hollow’s latest products? They have the Hexagon Wall Decor but they also have Hexagon Trays!!

-Katie

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Bio: Katie is a 23 yr old artist currently living in the Pacific Northwest. She is a lover of everything crafty and is the girl behind the blog Punk Projects, where she posts scrapbook layouts, art journal pages, tutorials and all sorts of artsy things.

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DIY Giant Tic Tac Toe Board for Your Yard

 

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Hey everyone, Katie here!

Today I wanted to share a fun project. I’ve been seeing a lot of different takes on “giant” backyard board games, such as Yard Yahtzee or giant Scrabble games and I just love the ideas. I wanted to make a large game I could store on my porch and take out into the yard to play, so I created this large Tic Tac Toe board! I love playing tic tac toe, but it is also a great outdoor entertainment piece for kids!

I painted the X’s & O’s to look like pineapples and watermelons for Summer, but obviously you can paint them whatever colors you love!

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Supplies:

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  1. Start by painting the front sides of the 5″ wooden letters. I painted my letters to look like fruit, here’s how:

For the Watermelons- Paint 5 wooden letter O’s with red acrylic paint, let dry. Use a small paint brush with black acrylic paint to paint on small rain drop shapes randomly across the letters as “seeds”. Let dry.

For the Pineapples- Paint 5 wooden letter X’s with yellow acrylic paint, let dry. Use orange acrylic paint to paint criss-crossed lines across the letters to look like pineapples. Let dry.

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2. Paint the front of the large framed rustic pallet a lime green. I love the bright color for Summer.

3. Cut red polka dot tissue paper into 1.4″ wide strips.

4. Use decoupage medium to adhere the tissue paper around the side edges of the rustic pallet. Be sure to seal it well with the decoupage medium, so it won’t get damaged outdoors. You could also paint the edges instead of decoupaging, I just loved the tissue paper dots!

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5. Use a ruler and a pencil to sketch lines where you need to paint your tic tac toe lines on the rust pallet. Because the letters are 5″ tall, so I spaced the lines 6″ apart.

6. Paint them with green acrylic paint.

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Let dry completely and you’re done and ready to play a tic tac toe battle!!

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The Framed Rustic Pallet is 21″ wide so it makes for a nice large board, which I love!

Have you seen the newest products in the Walnut Hollow store? The Framed Rustic Pallet is one of them, as well as some other really cool items, so if you have a minute be sure to stop by!

-Katie

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Bio: Katie is a 23 yr old artist currently living in the Pacific Northwest. She is a lover of everything crafty and is the girl behind the blog Punk Projects, where she posts scrapbook layouts, art journal pages, tutorials and all sorts of artsy things.