Monday, November 23, 2015

Fabric Covered Hexagon Wall Decor

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As promised – I’m back today to share with you how my weekend project went!  I had found these hexagon shaped cork tiles at my local Target store and thought it would be fun to cover them with some of my current favorite prints and use them to brighten up a bare wall in my quilting room.

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It’s super easy project!  Here’s how I did it.  First of all you’ll need a pack of cork board tiles.  One pack comes with 4 tiles. 

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You’ll also need a permanent glue stick.  I love this one from Therm O Web because it’s nice and wide, but any permanent glue stick will work.  Or a glue gun would work as well!

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I used 4 fat quarters for this project, but you can use scraps as long as they’re at least 14” x 14”.  The fabric I used is from the “Folklore” line designed by Heather Rosas for Camelot Fabrics.

Trim your fabric down so that it extends beyond the hexagon by about 3/4” to 1” around each edge.  It doesn’t have to be perfect.  

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Add a line of glue to one edge, fold fabric over, and press.  

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My glue held well and dried fairly quickly so I was able to glue the next side immediately.  After you glue the first side, next move to the side directly opposite the first.  Glue that second side down, making sure to pull the fabric tight without stretching.  

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Now that you have two sides glued, move to an adjacent side and glue that one.  Miter the corner by folding it as shown in the photo below.  

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Continue moving around the hexagon gluing down the sides, mitering the corners, and making sure the fabric is pulled taut.


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Repeat to make all four hexagons.  If any of your fabric is directional, just be sure it is aligned the way you prefer before you start gluing. 

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The cork tiles came with stickers to use for hanging, but I wasn’t sure how well they would hold, or if they would damage the paint on the wall.  So I bought a pack of these handy Picture Hanging Strips.  They’re a velcro type of adhesive that makes it soooo easy to hang things without leaving holes in the wall, or peeling off paint. 

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Because the hexagons are thin and lightweight, I only needed one strip to hang each one. You can see below how low-profile they are.  

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Here’s the oh-so-boring wall before…

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…and after!  Much better, don’t you think?  I love how they brighten up that spot.  And when I fall in love with a new fabric line I can easily switch out the fabrics!

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9 comments:

  1. What a great idea! Love this!!

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  2. LOVE it. Seriously brilliant idea!

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  3. Love this idea!! Adds great color and is perfect for a sewing studio! Nicely done!

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  4. Brilliant! Love the simplicity - lots of "bang for your buck" :D

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  5. I LOVE it, I am sure they will be on my wall as soon as possible. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Awesome! Now to pick some fabric....

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  7. This is a nice collection of hexagon cork tiles. Before purchasing anything you must watch a huge variety of that things. So you can see more about Cork Tiles from here and it helps you a lot.

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