DIY Fruit tissue honeycomb balls for Cinco de Mayo

First thing, if you’re reading this and you’re in America and it’s May 2nd at 9:15EST (or 10:15) turn it to NBC and watch yours truly vying to win the title of Best Hat on the Today Show Kentucky Derby contest. I guarantee an embarrassing flub with Al Roker.
Do you remember my fruit balloons? Well, I was at the darling shop Harmony on Center Street, Provo the other day (where I’m teaching a paper flower workshop on Saturday, May 11th. Sign up here), and I was eyeing the honeycomb tissue hearts hanging up and all of a sudden it struck me: those hearts are strawberries! So, I had to turn them all into fruits. Rachel from Darlybird was kind enough to provide the tissue balls and hearts. She’s got a great assortment of colors and shapes and they’re at such a great price. Wouldn’t these be great fun for a spring event? Event or not, they’ll be in my studio permanently starting now. 

I won’t do extensive directions with these because you can probably catch the drift, but I’ll give a few pointers.

To make the strawberry heart

Materials: honeycomb tissue paper balls and hearts (I got mine from Darlybird, which is cheap and has a great assortment), glue gun, crepe paper for the leaves in different shades (I’d try Paper Mart for cheap and heavy crepe paper), scissors

Step 1: Cut out 5 or 6 long leaves with the crepe paper grain going vertically.
Step 2: Gold it in the center vertically to provide a bit of shape to the leaves.
Step 3: Glue gun them into the crevices of the heart.
Step 4: With a longer piece of crepe paper (about 1 foot by 4″ wide) roll it to form a cylinder. Make sure it’s tight so that it holds its shape.
Step 5: Glue the “stem” into the center of the tissue heart.
Done!

Other fruits to try: orange, lemon, lime, blueberry, grapes in small bunches of purples or greens that are tied together. Adjust the size of the leaf according to each fruit. For the grapes I made more of a grape leaf shape like this

photography by Sheena Bates
Thank you MLBE for your house! 

15 COMMENTS

  1. Your comment is awaiting moderation

    AHi my name is Mary Jones and I am having fruit of spirits in church. and I was looking for something like this can you tell me where I can find some of those fruits Thank you.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Trending Articles

DIY Family Photo Heirloom Ornaments

Find the tutorial e-book here. I mentioned about a month ago that I sent in my 23andMe kit and that I was anxiously awaiting the...

DIY Bead Chandelier

We've got a Pottery Barn hack for you guys to try! You've probably seen this amazing bead chandelier making its way around the social...

Recent Articles

Printable Valentine Papel Picado Streamers

Directions: Cut out the 5 designs of Papel Picado using the templates, you can use a craft cutter for this or an exacto...

DIY Valentine’s Rainbow Box and competition

Directions: Using a pencil draw a rainbow shape of the cardboard, once you have a shape that you like cut it out mine is...