It is almost Father’s Day and today I am sharing how to create this beautiful Father’s Day hexagon frame gift. You could easily personalize this project to say any name you want, so it would be great for an uncle or grandpa, too! The Cricut faux leather is a dream to work with and cuts beautifully with the Cricut machine.
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Father’s Day Hexagon Frame
- 8″ x 10″ Frame
- Cricut Explore Air™ 2 machine
- Standard Grip Cutting Mat
- Faux Leather, Woodgrain Sampler
- White Cardstock
Open a new project and click on Insert Shapes. Add a square and size it to your frame. Mine is 8″ x 10″.
Click Insert Shapes. Choose a hexagon shape. Resize it to 2″ tall under the edit tab.
Copy and Paste 4 copies of the hexagon. Line them up vertically. To align them perfectly, click on each hexagon, and then click Align. Choose Center Horizontally. Then, choose Distribute Vertically. On the Layers tab click Attach.
While you have the four hexagons selected, choose Copy and Paste. Click Detach. Copy and paste one more hexagon. Then align them so they are evenly spaced and lined up like the first four hexagons.
Select both rows of hexagons and attach them together. Copy and paste them two times. Line them up on the rectangle.
Click on each attached set and detach them. Delete the last row of hexagons. Now you will have all your hexagons lined up and separate.
Change the color of the hexagons to match the colors of wood grain faux leather in any pattern you would like.
Note: All of the above steps helped me visualize my design to make sure I liked the placement as well as to be sure I had enough hexagons to fit my frame. You can easily add the number of hexagons that will fit your rectangle and simply cut out as many as you would need of each color.
Click Add Text. Type the word, DAD. Under the edit tab, change the font to Bebas. Change the color to match one of the other wood grain faux leather colors. I chose the lightest one.
Cricut Design Space File: Father’s Day Decorative Art
Click the green circle Go button. If the mats all look correct (there should be 5 mats shown to cut out each color of the faux leather, and one mat to cut out a plain white cardstock background rectangle), click the rectangle green Go button. Load your faux leather on your Standard Grip mat, load the mat into the machine using the double-sided arrow, then click the Cricut button to start cutting.
Repeat this process for all of the faux leather hexagons. Be sure to reset the Smart Set Dial to Cardstock before loading and cutting your paper layer.
To assemble the frame, use double sided adhesive to attach the hexagons to the white cardstock in the pattern you created.
Turn the cardstock over and trim any excess faux leather that is sticking out over the sides. Place the hexagon sheet inside your frame.
Use foam adhesive dots to attach the letters DAD to the outside of the glass.
I love the way the faux leather looks. It has so much texture!
This is the perfect gift to give to the special dad in your life this Father’s Day.
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