Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Honeycomb Heart Tutorial

Nothing makes me think of a Vintage Valentine than honeycomb paper. Honeycomb hearts are just the sweetest. Here is a tutorial on how to make one. They can be any size or color. You can use the same technique and make any shape of honeycomb. Just think of all the possibilities!
Tissue paper
Glue stick
Scissors, punch, or paper shape cutter

I used my Cuttlebug and my Spellbinder Nestabilities Hearts to cut the hearts out. You could hand cut them also. You need one cardstock heart and 9 tissue paper hearts. Crease the cardstock heart by folding it in half.

Glue the first tissue heart onto the cardstock heart.
I have marked the heart using A and B. You will NOT do this. I did it for demonstration purpose

Put a dot of glue where each A would be. Press a tissue heart to each one.
On top of that heart put a dot of glue where each B would be. Press another tissue heart to that.
Repeat this process alternating between A and B. Use 8 tissue hearts.
Cut the ninth heart in half. Glue fully onto right side. Add glue to left side and fold heart pressing together.
Unfold and you should have a honeycomb heart!

Happy Valentines Day!!!


Little Pink Studio said...

Yeah! You did share it here. Thank you Brandy!
This is a great tutorial and I love the collage you created!
xoxo, Cerri

Jeanne said...

Oh Brandy, I just love this! I've alwas wanted to know ow to make these - thanks for sharing!

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kim c said...

wow! i was thrilled to see your post today. very cool tutorial and your hanger is gorgeous. thanks for sharing.

Household 6 said...

Amazing! Who knew you could make your own honeycomb?! This is fabulous and you're a sweetheart for sharing! :)

Cindy (JunqueArt) said...

Super cute Miss Brandy!!! Love it!

Jennie said...

Beautiful! I can't wait to try this! Thank you for the tutorial!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much! I am doing this on Saturday! Can't wait! Love the collage piece, just beautiful.

TerriB in Oregon

Lori said...

this isn't making sense to me{?} you fold all of the tissue hearts in half and work from each side to the middle? it seems like that is how it would be...but i don't see that in the instructions...i really want to make is gorgeous Brandy...could you clarify please...or i will look at it again when i am more is 1:30 in the morning here after all...maybe i am just missing something...

Christine Edwards said...

Thank you for combing up with this! I have a small collection of vintage honeycomb valentines, and this is so cool that I can make my own. Can't wait to give it a try. Thanks!

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Cute, so so cute! Looking forward to your next post ...

Happy Thoughts!

[ atelier encantado ] said...

your work is amazing :)))

Elyse said...

very pretty!


SharDon Exclusives said...

Thank you for this tutorial! I had NEVER seen this done but love them. You are one clever lady!
Thank you,