Honeycomb Christmas Ornament Tutorial

It seems like there are more and more of these types of ornaments out in the blogosphere this year.  And really, they aren’t that hard to make!

Gabriela Villasenor shared her tutorial with us which was inspired by  Becca Feeken over at Splitcoaststampers.  Thanks Gaby!

Here is how I made a Honeycomb Ornament using my Cricut E2 and the Paper Trimmings cartridge (but you can use any cartridge that has a similar ornament).  Becca created a honeycomb ornament using a Spellbinders die.


Cut 18 of the same design. The thinner the paper, the better results you will get.  Since the paper was thin, I selected the thin paper option, but it suggested I set my blade to 5.  I chose to set my blade at 4 and it worked perfectly!



Fold the 18 pieces in half.


Mark the glue spots.  Use one of the negative ornament spaces to mark ones and twos, alternating the numbers.  This will be your template so that you don’t forget/get lost placing the adhesive.

Use strong adhesive at each of the 1’s on one side of the ornament.  The picture is kind of dark but it was the best way to show the dabs of adhesive.

Add adhesive to the number twos on the second sides of the ornaments.  Stack the folded pieces as you add the glue, alternating on all 18 pieces….

After you have your folded ornaments all adhered together, you will have two green sides like mine (or the color of your paper).  At this point if you are going to add a piece of trim, ribbon in the middle of your ornament, you need this step, otherwise you can skip.

I added tacky tape to the middle and attached a piece of ribbon, creating a loop so that I could hang the ornament.  Additionally, I wanted a place to hang an embellishment at the bottom so I simply tied a piece of gold ribbon, adhered it to the middle with tacky tape and let a tiny bit hang at the bottom.


Time to bring it all together.  I added adhesive to one of my green sides and carefully brought it together by unfolding it.  (I decided to ink the edges with distress ink before bringing it all together – the white was too white…. next time I will make sure I find prettier double-sided paper).

Last step is to embellished as desired.  I almost cut the upper part of the design because I did not think I needed it, but am glad I left it alone.  I like how that extra top part looks in the ornament.  I just added a bow and some sugared berries.

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There is a great video tutorial here:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9TU0GsDoxs

This is the original tutorial:  http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/honeycombornament/

Becca Feeken’s Ornament:  http://www.amazingpapergrace.com/my-fav-ornament/

And one more honeycomb ornament cretated by Becca Feeken:  http://www.amazingpapergrace.com/honeycomb-ornament-tutorial/ (cricut version) Published in Cardmakers – July 2012