Thanks to everyone who participated in my Halloween Giveaway this weekend. And without further adieu, the winner is: KIM LOOSLE!! :) Congratulations Kim. Your calendar will be on it's way soon. :)
And now here is a little something for those of you that didn't win. A picture tutorial on the hexagon box. This weekend, I showed you one turned into a pumpkin:
My first grader has been learning all about shapes this past month. And not just rectangles, circles and triangles, but things I didn't learn about until I was in high school geometry: parallelograms, trapezoids and rhombuses. I had to look some of those up because it's been a long time since Ms. Martin's class. I was actually relieved when we got back to simple shapes, like the hexagon. So it was easy for me to come up with the name for these.
Brian Pilling showed these at convention this summer so I couldn't wait to try one for myself. They are made with the Big Shot Milk Carton Die (and I love when I can find a new use for these dies) but I had a hard time finding a tutorial for them. So here is mine:
1) Start out with 2 die cuts from the milk carton die:
Turn your box over and decorate to your liking. You can close the box buy punching small holes on each top section and using thread or ribbon to tie it shut. Or if you've creased the score lines just right, you should be able to push it down and it will hold itself closed.
I hope you enjoyed this little photo tutorial. I had a request last week to show clearer directions on the triangle box and I will be doing that later this week so be sure to check back.