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Monday, March 10, 2014

Drop It (Like It's Hot) Hexagon Tray: Silhouette Challenge

When my husband gets home, the first thing he does is empty his pockets. All the coins, pens, receipts, wallet, keys - all that junk gets dropped on pretty much whatever counter or table top is nearest. NOW, I know I have my annoying habits, so I try not to make a deal of it; however, this kind of makes me crazy.

I decided I wanted to make him a little tray for him to drop all of his stuff in, thinking that if it's in a cute little tray maybe I will feel less crazy. Maybe.

So when imagining what I wanted this little "drop tray" to look like, all I could think of was "drop it like it's hot," which is, yeah, a little weird, but I just went with it. So without further ado, I give you: Drop It (Like It's Hot), A Hexagon Tray.



I had picked up a couple of these little hexagon-shaped trays from the Target dollar section and decided to give one of them a facelift.



I started off by spray painting it gold, because... I guess that's just what I do. Then I got to playing around with the Silhouette software to create my design. This was fun, a bit frustrating, and definitely a learning process. Eventually, I got the design to do what I wanted it to do.

I cut the design out of white cardstock on the slowest speed setting to make sure all the little pieces got cut out properly. I used the spatula to carefully remove the design from the cutting mat.



Those little pieces around "like it's hot" were a bit tricky.



But I was so happy when it all came out in one piece. Yesssssssss.

I'm actually really happy with the way this came out. (P.S. If you want to make one yourself, you can get the silhouette file HERE.)

Next up, mod podge the design to the tray, aaaaaand that is it, folks. It'ss ready to have all your junk dropped into it!






Want to Check Out More Silhouette Projects?


Yeah, you do.

I am super excited to be participating in the Silhouette Challenge for the first time ever! Woot! Just look at all of these fab Silhouette projects. This is a really talented group, folks, so get clickin! (The image is clickable!)
  The Great Lamp Rescue Barnyard Animal Paper Garland & Party Details Sweet and Simple Easter Bunny Card Owl Theme Baby Shower Ombre Paint Chip Earrings & Free Cut File Spring is Blooming Drop It (Like It's Hot) Hexagon Tray Spruce Up Your RECIPE BOOK Gift Card Giving Free Cut Files Custom outlines for stamps Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Juice Boxes Wine Themed Bridal Shower Learn How To Make A Sewn Paper Garland! Moroccan Thank You Card 3D Flower Spring Wreath For the Love of Paper: Cutting Embellishments Create Your Own St. Patrick's Day Cupcake Wrappers and Toppers Swimming Word Art St. Patrick's Day Lime White Chocolate Chips Cupcakes + Freebie You're invited to a dog party! I'm so Lucky! Spring Wreath with SIlhouette Cut Flowers Tiny Princesses Paper Dolls Colorful Quote with your Silhouette Get Well Bouquet with Persimmon Roses Greeting Card Holder Baby Shower Invitations How-To Create a Custom Pillowbox on Your Silhouette Machine + Free Cut File! Quality Time Jar Matchbox Cover with {FREE CUT FILE} DIY Baby Girl Shower Invitation Candy Alphabet Travel Game Paper Garland Pretty Paper Roses DIY Geometric Heart Journal Hand Made Decorations for a Pirate Party Wedding Shower Gift Heart Map Decoupaged Letters (A scanner + A Silhouette = Spectacular results!) Easter Pop-up Box Card with Sweet Sorbet Designer Paper from Stampin' Up! Better World Greeting Cards Star Wars Silhouette Canvas Monogrammed Gifts Make Printable Gift Wrap with your Silhouette Software Free Printable: Blank Banner with free Silhouette Cut File
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33 comments:

  1. I love this design and your tray looks so chic! Love the gold! Pinning

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  2. So fun! I JUST spray painted my Target hex tray white... great minds think alike, although I didn't glam it up with a silhouette print like you. Love it.

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  3. I've been eying those trays from Target for weeks now trying to see what I can do with them! I love this idea!

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  4. A bunch of these would be awesome as wall art I think :) I love the gold!

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  5. Oh, I love this idea! Definitely on my project list for our house! Thanks so much for sharing!

    Becky @ My Paper Craze

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  6. This totes adorbs! Love the quote and I too have been eyeing those trays from target. Great idea!

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  7. Love this! I have been thinking of getting my husband a little basket too....but I am afraid I will be the one putting the items in the basket after finding them wherever he drops them...even with a spot of his own. But at least I could make it a cute basket. ;) Thanks for the inspirations!

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  8. Cute! I've seen those trays, so many possibilities. Love the phrase and font you used. Great job.

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  9. I can't believe that was a dollar tray from Target! What a facelift!

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  10. Such a cute idea! I'm going to have to see if my Target has those adorable trays!

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  11. I'm a first timer too! I love your drop tray.... I need something like that... except it needs to be a big ol' drop box!

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  12. OH THAT'S CUTE. The entire display looks so nice, great colors (green!!).

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  13. That looks so cool!
    I recently developed a habit of spraying everything gold too!

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  14. So cute as always Alexis. And I picked up some of these fun trays too, definitely need to spray paint them soon!

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  15. What a fun project! I feel the same way about little piles of stuff. It does seem to make the clutter more bearable! Thanks for sharing the cutting file!!

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  16. This is just great! Awesome idea and I love the design you created for this - very cool or should I say hot....!

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  17. Great project! You painted it gold, so that pretty much guarantees that I will love it.

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  18. hooray! paper and mod podge! what a great alternative if you don't have any vinyl

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  19. This is great! You did a wonderful job!

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  20. Hi Alexis,

    I can't believe how fabulous you made that $1 tray look like!!! I love the "Drop it like it's hot" logo!!! Very clever. Thanks for sharing the file.

    I'm so excited to be a part of this incredibly talented Silhouette Challenge group.

    Peace, Love and Joy,
    Joyce

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  21. I love everything about this! Now I'm going to be scouring the dollar section looking for a hexagon tray!

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  22. This tray is so cute! I love the saying too

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  23. I still can't believe this is your very first Silhouette Challenge project, because girl you knocked it out the park!! I saw those hexagon trays and passed (for some stupid reason) and now I'm dying to go back and scoop up a bunch! Thanks for being so inspiration girl!!

    Much Love,
    Trisha D.
    Black and White Obsession (and fellow Silhouette Challenge-r)

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  24. Very cute! I love it! What a great first project! You did well :).

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  25. Alexis,
    You nailed this project. Your simple to follow directions, along with your graphic bold style pop off the page. I Love it and will be using this idea in a variation for my new craft space.
    SC Buddy,
    Karen Marie
    Dragonfly & Lily Pads

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  26. Ha! I love it and my hubby has the same annoying habit!

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  27. I also picked up those hexagon trays! I will have to try this! Too cute.

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  28. In LOVE with what you did to that tray! I got one too in hopes to do a facelift! You're making me quite jealous of your Silhouette! <3

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  29. I love this tray! So excited to see you are part of the silhouette group challenge, great job!!

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