Ok! I’m so glad that you guys love the Mom’s Rule brunch as much as I do! Is there anything better than a good theme? Few things make me as happy as one, I’ll tell you that.
Today I’m showing you how I made the Pineapple Honeycombs for the center of the Mom’s Rule table. Basically they are made using honeycomb balls and paper.
For the brunch I spent some extra money and bought metallic card stock to glam things up a bit. Metallic card stock can kind of be a pain to find! I had to buy a whole pad of metallic card stock (from Joann’s) to get just a few sheets of the gold, but yes, I cared that much.
The honeycombs are regular balls, that I buy online here, but honeycomb balls are becoming more and more common in party supply stores because they are so trendy. I call them the new tassel garland. Remember when it wasn’t a party unless it had a tassel garland? I DO!
I’ve seen honeycomb balls at Zurcher’s which is like a party city. I’m also gonna say, before you start this, that cutting the honeycomb is REALLY really hard. Like you might get blisters. So keep that in mind before you decide to make 40 pineapples. You’ve been warned.
1. Start with your honeycomb ball folded in half.
2. Create an oblong template to use for the pineapple body. Try to give it a little bit of a flat bottom because it will help the pineapple stand upright better. I didn’t give you a download for this because it depends on the size of your honeycomb. But you can see what I did in the picture there! Ok, also, don’t cut below the staples on the cardboard of your honeycomb, you’ll see what I mean.
3. Trace the template on your folded honeycomb ball.
4. Cut it out. THIS IS EASIER SAID THAN DONE. I tried using a rotary cutter and it was too messy, I tried all sorts of scissors, it just comes down to this: it’s gonna hurt your hands and it’s really hard to cut through the stuff. You’re not doing it wrong, it’s just that difficult. Haha!
5. Unpeel the adhesive and open up the honeycomb. I reuse my honeycomb balls all the time! I just use some double-sided mounting tape to close them up after I’ve ruined the first set of sticky stuff.
6. Download this pineapple top template. Size it so it looks good with your pineapple body, I made my tops about 2/3 size of the bottom.
7. I wanted my tops to be double sided so I cut two per pineapple.
8. Cut a slit in the middle of the top, so it will slide onto the center part of your honeycomb, where the cardboard ends meet each other.
High kick! High kick! You’re done!
I hope you guys find TONS of uses for these pineapple honeycombs. Hahaha. And if you want you can go see how I turned these exact same honeycomb balls into bears, and how I used some other honeycomb balls for Gigi’s 3rd birthday party.
Happy crafting party animals.