A Honey Themed Holiday - Engineer Mommy
Nov 162015
 

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Although I love entertaining year-round, there’s something truly special about having family & friends over during the holiday season! I really enjoy welcoming my loved ones into my home and giving them delicious food, great conversations and a wonderful time! Part of what I love about having people over is creating a warm atmosphere full of seasonal decorations. Since this is our first year in a single family home, I’ve been extra excited to decorate our house for the season. I have been adding little Christmas touches everywhere: the fireplace mantel, the entryway table, the wall shelves, etc. Today, I’m so excited to share with you all an easy tutorial for making some festive honeycomb-stamped Christmas Tree Cones! For the stamp, I used a totally unexpected item (keep reading for the details) to create the honeycomb look on the paper! And speaking of honeycomb, I also want to share with you all a really yummy product that makes for festive snacks during the holiday season: the Don Victor Honey with Comb! And in case you didn’t know, the honeycomb itself is actually edible!

For the last few weeks, my whole family has been getting into the DIY decorating spirit! Just the other day, my daughter (at 4 years old) told me that a pine cone we found on the street “would make cute decor for the fireplace”! As the saying goes, I guess the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree! It has become a family tradition of ours to put on some Christmas music, sip some homemade hot chocolate and partake in some kind of Christmas craft together! Sometimes we’ll be trimming the tree and sometimes we’ll be making DIY ornaments. This set of Christmas tree cones that I’m sharing with you today is gorgeous for sprucing up any space of your house and giving it that extra bit of Christmas charm!

Want a sneak peek at my Honeycomb-Stamped Christmas Tree Cones?!

A Honey Themed Holiday

A Honey Themed Holiday

You won’t believe how easy and quick these trees were to put together. I used some basic scrapbook paper to form the base of the trees. And I used a totally unexpected item to stamp the look of honeycomb on the paper… bubble wrap! It was a fun craft project and I’m really happy with the way these trees came out! Let’s get to the tutorial now, shall we?

A Honey Themed Holiday

Supplies:
scrapbook paper
clear double-sided tape
bubble wrap
green acrylic paint
paint brush
embellishments for the trees (pom poms, gem stickers, rhinestone ribbon, etc.)
hot glue

Supplies for Honeycomb-Stamped Christmas Tree Cones

Supplies for Honeycomb-Stamped Christmas Tree Cones

Directions:
1. First, use the brush to paint the bubble wrap with the green paint.

Painted Bubble Wrap

Painted Bubble Wrap


2. Now, use the bubble wrap as a stamp! Place it on the scrapbook paper evenly and press down to imprint the look of a honeycomb. I found it easier to cut a large piece of bubble wrap that was as big as the scrapbook paper and stamp that on once, rather than stamping smaller sections and then trying to have them line up.
Stamped Papers

Stamped Papers


3. Let the paint dry fully (a few hours). Once dry, simply fold the papers into the shapes of cones. Secure with double-sided tape. Trim the bottoms so that the cones stand upright.
Forming Cone Shapes

Forming Cone Shapes


4. For the first tree, I simply hot-glued some tiny poms poms all over the tree to resemble little ornaments!
Pom Pom Christmas Tree

Pom Pom Christmas Tree


5. For the second tree, I wrapped some rhinestone ribbon all around the tree and secured with hot glue! This one is definitely an elegant one!
Rhinestone Ribbon Christmas Tree

Rhinestone Ribbon Christmas Tree


6. For the third tree, I adhered some acrylic gemstone stickers all over the tree! I found the gemstones at Walmart!
Gemstone Christmas Tree

Gemstone Christmas Tree


I’m loving my little trees and they totally add that fun, festive Christmas cheer to my home! I placed the trees throughout my home!
Christmas Trees as Decor in my Home

Christmas Trees as Decor in my Home


I love how the trees have that honeycomb-stamped look to them. Speaking of honey, I recently found a really cool honey product at Walmart: the Don Victor Orange Blossom Comb Honey ! What I love about this honey is that it’s a raw, filtered honey and it’s not heated or processed in any other way!
Don Victor Orange Blossom Honey Globe Jar

Don Victor Orange Blossom Honey Globe Jar


This honey is so delicious drizzled over so many snacks. Look.. you can totally see the comb in there! And guess what? The honeycomb can be eaten!
Don Victor Orange Blossom Honey with Comb

Don Victor Orange Blossom Honey with Comb


High-end restaurants often serve comb honey with a wide variety of cheeses (such as cheddar & brie) and crackers! I’ve always been a fan of honey and I love to add it to my tea, my oatmeal, my desserts, even my coffee… honey makes everything sweeter! While we were working on the Christmas Tree craft, I enjoyed a delicious snack featuring the honeycomb! I simply toasted a slice of bread, spread some butter on top and then drizzled it with the honey. I also cut a chunk of the comb and placed it on top. The comb softened and flattened… and made for a divine snack!
Delicious Honey Snack for the Holidays

Delicious Honey Snack for the Holidays


The comb honey also makes a great addition to French toast or pancakes! There’s something so fun & festive about the honeycomb!

I store my honey at room temperature in my kitchen pantry. If the honey crystallizes (a natural process of the glucose molecules forming crystals), I simply place the jar in some warm water and stir until the crystals dissolve. The next time you’re at Walmart, stop by the Hispanic Food aisle and you should find the Don Victor honey near the baking items! Look for the gorgeous globe jar!

Finding Don Victor Honey at Walmart

Finding Don Victor Honey at Walmart

Now, learn more about Don Victor honey and tell me: How do you enjoy honey?!







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32 Responses to “A Honey Themed Holiday”

  1. I love the way you used the bubble wrap to stamp the paper for the trees. This is such a great idea and your trees turned out beautifully!

  2. These are adorable!!!! They would be the perfect craft to make with kiddos for the holidays :)

  3. Those are so cute and so easy to make! My kids would absolutely love this craft!

  4. Wow, this looks like a really fun holiday project! I might try it myself when it is time to make centerpieces for upcoming Christmas parties.

  5. How cute and I think what a great idea this would be to do with children and let each decorate their own tree and use them as decoration for the home.

  6. This is such a fantastic idea. I do in home paint parties, and I’m always looking for new ideas. Brilliant. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Oh wow, now this is my kind of DIY that I could actually do, it is so pretty and definitely making christmas ring in my hears lol

  8. What a fun theme! I love honey so I have no problems with this theme at all and really love the decorations.. very festive!

  9. I love how you made your Christmas Trees. What a clever idea. I would love to try that.

  10. These are adorable. They are perfect for a cute tablescape.

  11. This is such a fun craft idea for the holidays. I love it when we find crafts that we can enjoy doing with the kids, and enjoy the result enough to be able to display it!

  12. So clever using the bubble wrap! Cute tablescape! #client

  13. I love the honeycomb pattern on the Christmas trees. They really make great decorations for the entire house.

  14. I never knew you could use bubble wrap for that! Very creative of you :) They look so pretty.

  15. I love the idea of bubble wrap for stamp! I had no idea that they sold honey with the honey comb in it like this.

  16. Oh how I love making Christmas crafts. These came out so pretty!

  17. These are so cute! I would have never thought to use bubble wrap, what a clever idea!

  18. I just love it! My 5 yr old loves crafting as much as I do, and I think we are going to have to make some honeycomb paper trees in the near future.

  19. What an adorable idea!! I love these – and honey is so great for you! So good to have in the holiday season too : )
    xo Adriana – Daily Dose of Design

  20. Aww I absolutely love your Christmas decorations! They are so cute and definitely warm!

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