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Honeycomb Wreath DIY

I’m so glad that honeycomb paper is shedding its tacky reputation — think 80’s school dances, seasonal supermarket decorations hanging above the produce department — you get the idea. This festive honeycomb wreath will surely brighten up any room and spread some holiday cheer. Happy Holidays!

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Materials needed: 16” diameter styrofoam wreath form, honeycomb palm tree picks, scissors, straight pins, green crepe paper streamer, assorted honeycomb balls in green, reds and pinks (I also got some here and here).

Step 1: Begin by covering the wreath form with green crepe paper. Secure with straight pins.
Step 2: Assemble the palm tree picks, honeycomb balls, and fans. Experiment with cutting different shapes and size balls and fans.
Step 3: Create ‘trees’ by stacking three palm tree picks. While the paper is flat, trim the tissue paper to create the middle and top of the tree.
Step 4: Being sticking the trees into the floral wreath. You may have to cut the ends of the toothpicks so they don’t poke out the backside.
Step 5: Using straight pins, begin securing the red and pink honeycomb decorations. Use a random mix for variety. There’s no right or wrong way to do this step – just fill up the wreath!
Step 6: Add a ribbon loop on the back for hanging. Alternately, you could loop a ribbon through the wreath to hang.
Step 7: Optional: add a written “banner” to say Happy Holidays, Season’s Greetings or Bah Humbug, whatever you heart desires!

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Photography by Tim Gibson

  1. Stephanie

    December 17, 2013

    This is so cute, I love the colors that you chose!

  2. Kathleen

    December 17, 2013

    I am in love with this! So neat.

  3. Ann Marie- thriftyamos

    December 17, 2013

    This is one I’m book marking for next year. I love it:)

  4. maggie

    December 17, 2013

    Think I am going to have to make a red and pink version of this for Valentine’s Day – so cute!

  5. lyndsay // coco cake land

    December 17, 2013

    love it so much! so cute and sculptural, too! amazing as usual, chiara! (one of my fave contributors!)

  6. Caitlin

    December 17, 2013

    how fun and colorful! i love it!

  7. Aunt Peaches

    December 17, 2013

    GORGEOUS. This is beyond amazing. The honeycomb craze hit me months ago, but it never occurred to me to take it to a wreath. Genius!

  8. zhi / curiouszhi

    December 17, 2013

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this. 😀

    I have a bunch of honeycomb balls which I’m planning to just hang around the room as decorations, and I have never thought you of such a creative idea to hang them. My honeycomb balls are all in shades of pink so not quite christmassy enough but I’m keeping this idea for next Christmas!

  9. Jon

    December 17, 2013

    This is beautiful, so creative and unique. I don’t know how you think these up.

  10. Kate

    December 17, 2013

    Love the colors!

  11. Kimberly M.

    December 17, 2013

    Hi Chiara. Now that’s a Christmas party wreath if I ever saw one! How fun! 🙂


  12. abigail

    December 17, 2013

    total genius. again.

  13. meg

    December 18, 2013

    So So So cute!
    Love the color combo. 🙂

  14. darcy

    December 18, 2013


  15. Lynn

    December 18, 2013

    I absolutely love fresh wreaths, and I buy them locally to support the elementary school here, so I almost skipped by this, until I realized it is the perfect project for the daycare, where they have a room decorating contest! Yes, yes, yes! Maybe we will actually win this year!

  16. Tess @ Tips on Life and Love

    December 18, 2013

    You’re so creative! I love this wreath, but will it work outside or would you recommend keeping it indoors?

  17. chiara

    December 18, 2013

    Hi Tess,

    I would definitely keep it indoors – I’m sure the tissue paper would crumble and drip the minute any moisture got to it!

  18. Laura

    December 19, 2013

    Love it!! It’s so cuute!

  19. Paulette Leto

    December 30, 2013

    Honestly, there’s a reason honeycomb paper had that tacky reputation. You can do some pretty great stuff with it (and this wreath is indeed pretty cool), but it doesn’t always look that good. Still, like I said it works well in this case.

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