HAUTE-GLUE HON­EY­COMB

Do It Yourself - - What To Do With -

Chip­board hexagons add bold color and pat­tern to blank walls, this photo. En­large pat­tern, avail­able at BHG.com/HexPat­tern, so it mea­sures 17 inches across. Trans­fer it to a 30×40-inch sheet of .120-inch-thick chip­board—ma­neu­ver­ing the pat­tern to fit as many as pos­si­ble, as if you’re cut­ting cook­ies. Cut out one shape with a util­ity knife. Us­ing a straight­edge, lightly score the lines that show where to bend the chip­board (vis­i­ble on the orig­i­nal pat­tern). Flip the shape over. Bend all six “arms” to­ward the cen­ter us­ing the scored lines. Se­cure folded tabs to the hexagon in­te­rior with hot glue. The folded hexagon should mea­sure 10 inches from cor­ner to cor­ner and project 1 inch from the wall. Re­peat to make more hexagons. Paint fronts and edges as de­sired. (We sprayed them with Rust-Oleum Spe­cialty Metal­lic Cop­per and Uni­ver­sal Flat Black, and Valspar white primer.) Let dry. Ar­range hexagons in de­sired pat­tern on the floor. When sat­is­fied, at­tach hexagons to wall with push­pins or re­mov­able ad­he­sive dots.

DE­SIGNED BY NA­TURE, HEXAGONS FIT TO­GETHER PER­FECTLY—NO MAT­TER WHICH WAY YOU TURNTHEIR SIX SIDES.

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