Honeycomb Ornament

by Becca Feeken

Turn double sided paper into a honeycomb ornament.

Supplies

  • Thin text weight Double sided paper
  • Spellbinders 2011 Heirloom Ornament die (largest size), or other large ornament die
  • Very aggressive Glue dots
  • Red Tacky Tape, or other strong adhesive
  • Tweezers
  • Seam binding
  • Assorted crystals

Step-by-Step

  1. Step 1

    Using Spellbinders 2011 Heirloom Ornament die, cut 18 ornaments out of your lightweight paper and fold each ornament in half.

    Hint:
    The lighter weight the paper, the better. This cannot be done with cardstock as it is too heavy. Recommended alternatives, wrapping paper, brayered typing paper, book pages. tissue paper.

  2. Step 2

    Reserve a negative from your die cut to use as a template with the markings notated below.

  3. Step 3

    Unfold and lay down one ornament, crease side down, and place glue dots beside all number 1 marks.

    Hint:
    Not all glue dots are created equally; for this project you need the most aggressive adhesive you can find. You can revive the stickiness on a dulled, not sticking glue dot by hitting it with a quick blast from your heat gun and then burnish and leave to cool for a minute.

    If you think that your glue dots will not hold, consider using 1 small dollop of hot glue in lieu of a glue dot on each layer to strengthen the ornament.

  4. Step 4

    Refold the ornament along the score line, sandwiching the existing glue dots then place glue dots beside all number 2 marks.

  5. Step 5

    Unfold and lay down the next ornament layer directly on top of previous layer and place glue dots beside all number 1 marks.

  6. Step 6

    Refold the ornament along the score line, sandwiching the existing glue dots then place glue dots beside all number 2 marks.

  7. Step 7

    Repeat steps 5 and 6 until 18 pieces are attached then mash all layers together to ensure glue dots adhere. Apply final glue dots to topmost layer.

  8. Step 8

    Apply red tacky tape down the spine of the ornament, finger burnish along spine to ensure adhesion then remove red tacky tape liner.

  9. Step 9

    Thread crystal onto doubled seam binding, tied ino a loop. Lay loop on top of red tacky tape on spine and finger burnish into adhesive.

  10. Step 10

    Slowly unfurl the ornament until it wraps all the way around to form a circle, adhering front to back. Poke finger in large openings to relax the paper.

  11. Step 11

    Your ornament is finished.

Video!

Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Honeycomb Ornament. Try this technique, then upload your artwork to the gallery. Show us your creations!

Questions and Comments

We'd love to get your feedback or questions. Leave your comment below.

Thank you so much for showing this! I have wanted to make something like this for quite some time but could not get my head around how it was done. It's simple when you know how isn't it! An excellent project and superb video. Thank you again.
Sue Reehal  |  Wed Nov 9, 2011 at 2:07 AM
Beauyiful, amazing. Thank you Becca. I can hardly wait to try this.
Judy Steele  |  Wed Nov 9, 2011 at 2:53 AM
WOW! This is beautiful!
Alayne Fleming  |  Wed Nov 9, 2011 at 4:18 AM
This is a great project to have older kids get involved with for teacher gifts. The only thing I didn't see on the video or in the directions is how do you determine where to put the numbers 1 & 2. There has to be a pattern so it comes out right and that's not on here anywhere???

Thanks again for a great project!
Michele Welch  |  Wed Nov 9, 2011 at 4:23 AM
A great tutorial! I love this ornament, so pretty!
Denice  |  Wed Nov 9, 2011 at 5:13 AM
Wow, Bekka Fabulous tutorial... LOVE it and can't wait to try it!
Sharon Field  |  Wed Nov 9, 2011 at 5:31 AM
I have been trying to figure out how to do these. Thanks so much. I will have to find that die smile. Lovely!
Terri Deavers  |  Wed Nov 9, 2011 at 5:38 AM
Just beautiful!
Bunny Vance  |  Wed Nov 9, 2011 at 5:41 AM
Drop dead gorgeous, Becca. I just adore how freely you share your blessed creativity! Hugs!
Lynn Mercurio  |  Wed Nov 9, 2011 at 5:47 AM
Bekka -- LOVE this ornament and what a great tutorial! Looks like I NEED this ornament die!
Carol Pinkey  |  Wed Nov 9, 2011 at 5:58 AM
That is GORGEOUS!!! Great tute! TFS!!!
Donna Phelan  |  Wed Nov 9, 2011 at 6:16 AM
Michelle....the 1 and 2 are on the "negative" die cut...in pencil...a little hard to see, but they are there!
Debbie  |  Wed Nov 9, 2011 at 6:28 AM
This is so gorgeous! Not only the design which is stunning, but the colors
Carol  |  Wed Nov 9, 2011 at 6:35 AM
WOW!!!! Gorgeous!!!! This project is stunning!!! Thank you so much for that video!!! Amazing!!! Now I need to buy that spellbinder set! LOL!! Thank you so much!!
Lindsay M.  |  Wed Nov 9, 2011 at 6:36 AM
How Beautiful...and you make it look so easy....I will have to cut mind out with the cricut....but I believe I will try this....thank you....
Gloria Westerman  |  Wed Nov 9, 2011 at 6:44 AM
Becca, your so talented...I love all the cards you made and share..Thank you so much for showing inhow to do this one. I did a snoeflake, and now I see where I made my mistakes..Using to heavy of paper, so will do then in lighter...
Holly Hanson  |  Wed Nov 9, 2011 at 6:52 AM
This tutorial video is amazing. You are so fabulous!!!!! The degree of your engineering skills boggles the mind.
DottieM  |  Wed Nov 9, 2011 at 6:55 AM
Thank you, that is so beautiful. I remember that type hanging in the dining room at home at Christmas when I was a little girl. Thank you again, for sharing this. I want to make some of these to share with my neighbors and craft group.

Bless U,
BETTY CALLAHAN  |  Wed Nov 9, 2011 at 6:56 AM
Beautiful! I love this! Thank you sooo much for sharing.
Linda Lapotka  |  Wed Nov 9, 2011 at 7:00 AM
Love it! I've been wanting to make some new ornaments and the honeycomb was on the top of my list. Thanks for the wonderfully clear tutorial. Now if only I didn't have to spend my day at work.
Kelly C  |  Wed Nov 9, 2011 at 7:12 AM

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