Girls, I hope you are having a great start of the week. After the Eid festival, I was not so actively blogging. Finally I am back with a new article now. I am going to share one of my recent craft which is basically a craft fail. I always wanted to try making honeycomb balls with tissue or crepe paper. 5 minutes crafts videos are making such DIYs look so easy but they are actually not. Believe me! In my today’s blog post you will see how to create a honeycomb and how to avoid craft fail while creating.
How To Create a Honeycomb
Before Eid ul fitar 2019, I composed a blog post with all my previous handmade greeting cards as collection. I also wanted to make a handmade card but because of Ramadan schedule I didn’t. The other day I was watching a video on 5 minutes crafts & there I followed one of their tutorial. By following the tutorial of making a honeycomb paper ball, I decided to make a popup card. Check my crafty blunder, you should also have a look at the making of this below.
Look at this paper ball with some weird cute. hehe! well, at least I tried ;)
For making a crepe paper or tissue paper honeycomb flower, you will need:
Crepe Paper Sheet
Transparent glue ( Glue stick recommended )
Scissors & Paper card
First of all, I cut two sheets of card paper as base of the honeycomb popup flower. Then I fold crepe paper sheet & cut it into a half circle. Look at the image for better understanding please.
I watched this tutorial of honeycomb ball making but alter it wrong & made blunders. You can follow this video for perfect result of your craft.
After cutting the crepe paper sheet, there I had so many half circles of paper. I started pasting them together as directed in the video. But when I opened the layers after pasting between the card sheet. This is what I found :p
Well, here are the vivid mistakes I made which leads to all this blunder.
How To Create a Honeycomb & How to avoid Craft Fail:
1- Do not cut the circle shape first, place together all layers and paste them in order then cut it at once in circle or any other shape you want.
2- Do not use water based glue, I used a water based glue and that’s why all layers messed up together. Crepe paper or tissue paper is a very thin material already.
These were the only two major mistakes which I should be avoiding but I had no idea. On the other hand, it’s making was fun! You can try this and decorate your space or any paper crafts. I will give it another try soon and then You will see my final version. Also, if you have tried it already and want to suggest me something, you are welcome.
You can also have a look at my crepe paper flowers tutorial.