This craft is a really fun and easy one and works well for Christmas, birthdays, baby showers… any occasion really! I recently taught how to make these at a Houzz craft workshop and put together this step by step guide for it. Enjoy!
You will need:
Tissue paper (3 x large sheets per medium sized paper honeycomb decoration)
Needle and cotton thread for fininshing
1. Cut the tissue paper into rectangles of 17 x 18 cms
2. On the back of the gold card draw lines 3cm apart (alternate black and gold pen for this – I’ll explain why later!)
3. Lay the first rectangle of paper on the grid (vertically) and taking the glue stick run a line of glue along all the GOLD lines. Add another layer of paper on top of this one then run the glue stick along all the BLACK lines. Keep doing this with the entire stack of tissue paper rectangles, alternating the lines of glue
4. Once you have a stack of paper draw two semi circles and cut them out (make the base line 16 cm) Glue them together
5. Turn the gold card over and cut out two more semi circles. Glue these to either side of the tissue paper semi circles.
6. Nearly there! Take a needle and thread and put a stitch through each end to keep the layers in place. Tie a loose knot (if you tie it too tight the decoration won’t have room to open)
7. Ta da! Carefully open up your decoration and you will have a beautiful honeycomb globe
8. Hold it together with a couple of paper clips on the gold card ends – that way you can fold it down to re-use again next year.
Images: Victoria Harrison