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a red and pink honeycomb Christmas tree with a gold star topper

How To Create A Honeycomb Christmas Tree

image of a cream and gold honeycomb ball Christmas tree against a gold fireplace

As we head into December, it is officially Christmas tree season! One of our favourite traditions in the lead-up to Christmas is bringing a Christmas tree home. However, real or faux Christmas trees are not the only way to bring magic to your home. We have always had a soft spot for alternative Xmas trees, from hanging baubles on your houseplants to creating something epic out of paper decorations. Perfect for saving space or simply trying something different, the honeycomb Christmas tree is our favourite idea to steal this season. You may have even spotted the pink and red version in the home of our Founder, Jane Rockett, as featured in the House Beautiful December issue! Check out Jane's home dressed for Christmas here. 

Easy to recreate yourself at home, follow our step-by-step guide below to introduce a honeycomb Christmas tree to your home this year. One of the many benefits of this crafty Christmas tree is that the honeycombs can be reused in your home throughout the year or saved for future Christmases. Honeycomb pom poms bring instant impact to your interior and are a great way to decorate key style spots when celebrating birthdays or any other special occasion. In addition, our collection for 2023 includes our biggest selection of colourful paper decorations to date. You cannot go wrong with classic gold or silver for a fabulous festive theme. Alternatively, why not try pale pink and green or peaches and cream to add a subtle pop of colour to your seasonal décor scenes? 

red and pink honeycomb ball Christmas tree next to a marble fireplace

The Step-by-step Installation Guide  

To help you recreate the Rockett St George Honeycomb tree that has become an icon for 2023, follow these six easy steps... 

What you need to create a Honeycomb Christmas tree:  
  • 18 sets of Honeycomb Ball Decorations in your choice of colour palette 
  • Pack of nails
  • Hammer
  • S-Hooks in large and small sizes (at least 10 large and 15 small)
  • Fan garden trellis or similar frame  
  • String 
  • Spare white paperclips  

An image of honeycomb ball decorations ready to be assembled

Step 1 - To start this project, gather all your materials together - we recommend assembling your paper pom poms at this stage, ready to be hung from the frame.

A fan garden trellis as part of the honeycomb Christmas tree step-by-step guide

Step 2 - Next, it's time to prepare your frame. To create the layered effect, we recommend hammering nails to each tier. We have used four nails on each of the four tiers. However, the final amount will depend on the style of trellis used.

A garden trellis leaning against the wall with S-Hooks hanging from the frame

Step 3 - Once you have decided on the perfect spot for your honeycomb Christmas tree, the trellis can be propped up against the wall, with S-Hooks added across the frame to help create layers of honeycombs in the shape of a Christmas tree. The trick is to link multiple S-Hooks together to create different lengths for the honeycomb paper balls to hang from. 

Red and pink honeycomb Christmas trees around a wooden trellis frame.

Step 4 - Now it's time to start styling those honeycombs! Work from the floor up to create the Christmas tree shape, with a generous number of honeycomb balls (both small and large) displayed around the base for a full look.

Red and pink honeycomb ball decorations being attached to a wood trellis to create a Christmas tree.

Step 5 - Have fun working your way up the frame with honeycombs styled from your S-hooks. A top tip from our styling team is to group different sizes together to build your tree shape and ensure minimal gaps.

A gold metal star styled on the top of a honeycomb Christmas tree.

Set 6 - Finally, once you are happy with the shape you have created, top the paper Christmas tree with a star of your choice to complete the look. We've gone for one of the gold metal stars from our Set of 3 Antique Gold Metal Stars, but an LED star will also look gorgeous and add the magic of twinkling fairy lights to your tree. 

And that's it! Easy to create in a morning, this is the perfect DIY alternative Christmas tree to try out this weekend, whether you are a DIY novice or a pro. As one of the highlights of our Christmas collection, we hope you have as much fun making the honeycomb Christmas tree as we did. And don't forget to tag us on Instagram with your creations - we love to see them! 

Shop the full 2023 Rockett St George Christmas Collection here.

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