We’re loving the accordion paper Christmas trees we noticed in a few of our fave design stores. They’ve been popping up everywhere so we naturally had to make our own using honeycomb tissue balls! These pair beautifull with our Holiday decor DIY series, and you can neatly store them away for next year!
What you will need:
- Fiskars Heavy Duty Amplify Scissors
- Honeycomb balls
- Marker or pen
- paper cup
- dirt, rocks or sand
- small vessel like this basket (similar)
- Spanish moss for ground cover
- Glittered Gysophila
DIY Accordion Paper Christmas Trees
Making these accordion Christmas trees are fun! You can draw any shape tree you’d like with a pencil or marker before cutting, or print a tree silhouette to use as a template. I used my heay duty scissors for this because it can handle thick materials to cut through the honeycomb without snagging.
I bought a pack of mixed colors so I made a bunch of accordion trees in different heights and colors! Super fun for your office desk or your kids’ room 🙂
The honeycomb comes with paper clips, which you can use to unfold your tree when it’s come to pack for next year. I added a small twig as the trunk before closing the ends to give some height, and stapled instead of using paper clips, which is easy to undo to store and reuse as well.
To make the accordion paper tree stable, I added a small paper cup filled with sand and stuck the twig in place. Cover with moss or cotton balls to cover the cup!
Then I noticed the leftover ends of the honeycomb could make poinsettia flowers! Since all you need is 5-6 petals per flowers, you’re able to easily make 3-4 paper flowers for each leftover piece. The trick to making these tissue paper poinsettias is adding more petals than you think you’ll need. This prevents the flowers from turning inside out! I used glittered dried baby’s breath as the stamen and placed it in the middle before attaching the ends of the flower. You can staple the ends or use double sided tape.
So next time you’re at the party store or looking for an easy Christmas office decor idea, grab a tissue honeycomb ball and make your mini tree! You can use the paper poinsettias as gift packaging toppers, to adorn your big Christmas tree, on your office pinboard, or anywhere that needs Christmas cheer. You can even make a little DIY kit to gift your friends or coworkers with these scissors, honeycomb ball, a litte woven bin and some moss. Maybe add in some pom poms or mini jingle bells, too!