Honeycomb Pom Poms Tutorial

Oct 7, 2016 | Crafting, Free Printables

Let’s continue our series of opulent paper decorations with beautiful honeycomb pom poms! Just like regular pom poms, they’re made and you can cut them into many different shapes. The technique for creating honeycomb pom poms is a bit more advanced but we created a nifty template to make crafting them easier, you can download the printable at the end of this post. if you prefer a pretty and easy alternative, check out our video on regular tissue paper pom poms.

 

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Learn how to make DIY honeycomb pom poms and download our free printable template to make crafting even easier! #tissuepaper #pompoms|countryhillcottage.com

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Learn how to make DIY honeycomb pom poms and download our free printable template to make crafting even easier! #tissuepaper #pompoms|countryhillcottage.com

DIY Honeycomb Pom Poms

Use honeycomb pom poms as décor or for parties, weddings or simply your home!

Materials

  • 50 sheets of tissue paper
  • a piece of carton
  • glue stick
  • double-sided tape
  • thread
  • glue guide template (download below)
  • circle template

Tools

  • self-healing cutting mat
  • metal ruler
  • blade knife
  • craft scissors
  • pencil
  • needle

Instructions

1) Cut the tissue paper

Using a ruler and a blade knife, trim 50 sheets of tissue paper into 26 cm x 26 cm (10.2 in x 10.2 in) squares. To speed up this process cut several sheets at a time. Print out the gluing template twice and glue the two templates together.

 

2) Create the honeycomb structure

Place a tissue paper square on the template and run a glue stick vertically across the solid lines. Place the next sheet on top and add glue along the dotted lines. These lines are our glue guides and indicate where to apply glue. Alternate the solid and dotted lines between each sheet to create the honeycomb structure and gently rub along the glue lines, so the sheets stick.

 

3) Cut out the shape

Apply glue to both halves of the circle template and adhere both semicircles to the honeycomb. It’s important that the honeycomb structure is on the side of the template, not on the top and bottom. Cut out both halves, place them on the gluing template and glue them together along the solid lines.

 

4) Secure the pom poms

To secure the pom pom, pull a threaded needle through the corner of the pom pom and tie a knot. Leave a little extra to hang the pom pom and repeat this process on the other corner.

 

5) Finish the honeycomb pom-poms

Stick small strips of double-sided tape to one semicircle. Unfold the pom pom and secure the back by firmly pressing the two semicircles together.

Difficulty: Intermediate

Materials: tissue paper


Learn how to make DIY honeycomb pom poms and download our free printable template to make crafting even easier! #tissuepaper #pompoms|countryhillcottage.com

Honeycomb Pom Poms Variations

Once you’ve mastered the technique to create honeycomb pom poms, you have almost unlimited possibilities to create beautiful variations!

 

1) Create a striped effect

To create a striped or layered effect vary the colour of the tissue paper every three to four sheets. The stripes will get bigger the more sheets of one colour you use before switching the paper.

 

2) Make different shapes

You can also cut the honeycomb into different shapes, like diamonds or hearts, by using other templates.

Learn how to make DIY honeycomb pom poms and download our free printable template to make crafting even easier! #tissuepaper #pompoms|countryhillcottage.com
Learn how to make DIY honeycomb pom poms and download our free printable template to make crafting even easier! #tissuepaper #pompoms|countryhillcottage.com

Free Printable Honeycomb Pom Poms Templates

Click on the button to download your printable templates.

Want to learn how to create perfect printables? Read our tips to get the best results!

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