Honeycomb Ornament

by Becca Feeken

Turn double sided paper into a honeycomb ornament.


  • 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


  1. Step 1

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

    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.

    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.


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!

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Questions and Comments

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ok, where did the link go? I'll try again!

Linda  |  Tue Nov 15, 2011 at 12:35 PM
Love your ornament. Can you tell me where you bought your paper? I have not been able to find any pretty, colored, double sided, text weight paper.
Carol Parks  |  Tue Nov 15, 2011 at 2:29 PM
Absolutely awesome! I have always loved honeycomb items but never thought it would be possible to make them!!! Thanks for sharing your talent!
Bev Snabl  |  Fri Dec 2, 2011 at 6:24 PM
Do you think this would work with fabric?
Pam  |  Wed Dec 7, 2011 at 10:59 AM
I can see this as next years package toppers!! Just gorgeous!!
Sherri  |  Sun Dec 18, 2011 at 6:16 AM
What paper did you use?
Judy Q  |  Tue Jan 17, 2012 at 10:00 AM
Realy great Idea, thank you for sharing it.
I will try to do it with the oval for eastereggs.
I will use giftpaper in pastells and instead of the gluedots glossy accents it stick realy good and dry fast in those little doses.
Gesa  |  Thu Mar 1, 2012 at 2:24 PM
What brand of glue dots did you use? The ornaments I mad a Christmas kept popping apart. Please help!!!!!!

Thanks it's a beautiful craft project if it would only stay together :(
ANITA K MCFARLANE  |  Fri Apr 6, 2012 at 9:19 PM
This is beautiful! Where do I find the paper? Thanks.

Anne  |  Tue Sep 3, 2013 at 4:28 PM
I so want to make this honeycomb ornament for an ornament exchange party. I read that Hobby Lobby carried the two sided paper, went there and they had nothing. Also went to Michael's and found none. Any suggestions?
Sally Wall  |  Sat Oct 24, 2015 at 1:00 PM
Did you look at the paper pads? My other thought was origami paper - that is lighter weight. Or try one of the alternatives Becca mentions: wrapping paper, brayered typing paper, book pages. tissue paper.
dina  |  Sat Oct 24, 2015 at 1:37 PM
Thanks for the info.
Sally Wall  |  Sat Oct 24, 2015 at 2:50 PM
amo los trabajos de Becca Feeken la sigo desde hace meses y adoro sus trabajos, aunque en mi pais no se consiguen todos los dies
Noemí Bardullas  |  Wed Dec 14, 2016 at 7:13 PM
I can barely see the #'s, so I used a magnifying glass. I see three ones and only two 2's is that right.
Pat DeGraw  |  Thu Nov 29, 2018 at 5:38 PM

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