Welcome to Hexagon Crafts Part 3! This four part series on hexagon crafts should really be titled HEXIE MADNESS! Part 1 of the series covered quilting, leatherwork, scrapbooking, weaving, and jewelry. Part 2 of the series covered crochet, felt, lace and tatting, polymer clay, origami, and popsicle sticks. Today we’re covering hexagon crafts ranging from sewing to perler beads, pottery to stained glass and more!
[Hexagon Pattern in Car Park by Damian Rees via Flickr]
Hexagon Crafts in Sewing
This Hexie Caddy Pincushion from Pennyshands makes the hexie into a three dimensional and useful crafty organizer.
Here’s a tutorial for this cute, scrappy, and useful fabric and felt hexagon needle book by MyThreeSons.
Just recently, Kate from See Kate Sew did a guest post on Delia Creates with the tutorial for these adorable hexagon coin pouches. These would make great presents!
And check out the attractive hexie print fabric on this Anne Klein dress available through Amazon.
Hexagon Crafts in Pottery
MontezumaMudd offers this lovely hexagonal stoneware dish.
I also found these intriguing hexagonal ceramic storage jars by TheeBeesKneesPottery.
And if your life isn’t full enough by only crafting hexies, you can have these tiles by FarRidgeCeramics in your home as well! I bet they would be lovely in a kitchen or bathroom, or as a border around a mirror.
Hexagon Crafts in Knitting
There is a TON of hexie knitting goodness out there, however the volume is not quite as overwhelming as with crochet. I’d like to share this beautiful blanket project by Mags at Grannypurl. There’s just something about the texture and the touch of ombré in the colors that makes me think it has to be SO soft and comfy.
This hexie swirl shawl project by JulieRoseSews is similar, but more sheer and WOW the colors!
There’s also this bright and colorful knitted hexie cushion pattern from GreedyforColour. Very fun!
Hexagon Crafts in Quilling
This Star of David project is built from 12 individual quilled triangles. Of course, the six center triangles form a hexagon, and I’m sure that the quilling pattern could be crafted into some outstanding hexie pieces! The pattern comes from the book Quilling for Scrapbooks and Cards by Susan Lowman.
Hexagon Crafts in Woodworking
I found two good tutorials on making hexagonal honeycomb wall shelves. The first comes from Josh and Sarah on the blog ABeautifulMess,
and the second comes from – wow! Is it the same Josh and Sarah? This set comes via DesignSponge.
If you’re looking for some outdoor seating, Ana White has these instructions for a hexagon picnic table (with added bonus of what appears to be some good input from one of her users who built the table).
This is the first of two instructional YouTube videos from Dumond3198 on how to make a decorative wooden hexagonal box (I’m wondering if there are accompanying .pdfs with material list, directions, etc., if you contact him).
Hexagon Crafts in Plastic and Perler Beads
I really love this suncatcher project from Jean at ArtfulParent. As she says, the melted beads turned into hexagons, and the projects are bright and lovely and sturdy enough to last for years.
Perler beads, of course, lend themselves to be made into hexagons. I found this unique design on MoonatNoon:
Hexagon Crafts in Stained Glass and Mosaic Tile
This post at StainedGlassTownSquare is a useful tutorial on how to cut hexie shape glass pieces for use in stained glass projects. I’d love to see some of these in use!
There appear to be quite a few hexagonal patterns in stained glass – not necessarily the component pieces, but more in the finished product. FaveCrafts has this tutorial for a Falling Leaves mosaic garden stone.
PDQPatterns has this pattern for a window full of pretty poppies
There are a number of free hexagonal stained glass patterns at ChantalStainedGlass. Here are a few of my favorites:
The Easy Hexagon Pattern,
the Clematis Pattern,
the Celtic Knot Pattern,
and the Bougainvillea Pattern.
Although it’s not a tutorial, I just had to include these beautiful hexagonal glass tables by Sebastian Scherer featured on Design-Milk.com. They’re gorgeous!
That wraps up Hexagon Crafts Part 3! Is there anything else in these crafty categories (sewing, pottery, knitting, quilling, woodworking, plastic and stained glass) that you would like to add in the comments?
Make sure you’ve checked out the quilting, leatherwork, scrapbooking, weaving, and jewelry featured in Part 1, the crochet, felt, lace and tatting, polymer clay, origami, and popsicle sticks in Part 2, and stay tuned for the hexie madness still to come in Part 4!