We love creative brainstorming and coming up with our own ideas on fun and simple DIY projects. We recently came up with this awesome idea to make a geometric diamond honeycomb backdrop. Making use of diamond honeycombs, this colorful backdrop creates a huge impact and the fun geometric shape provides a unique look to any table scape or even a party photo booth!
YOU WILL NEED
- 1 Foam Core Board, 40 x 60″
- 24 Diamond Honeycombs – 3 color varieties, 8 of each color (you’ll have one diamond honeycomb left over once the DIY is finished)
- Hot Glue Gun
- Extra Glue Sticks
- Exacto Knife
- Single Hole Punch or a tool that can make a small hole
Lay the foam board vertically on a flat surface making sure you have plenty of room to maneuver around the board.
Take five diamond honeycombs of two alternating colors (you’ll use your third color for filling in at the end in step 7) and arrange them sticky-tab side down in a vertical line down the left side of the board. Make sure the shortest point is facing the edge of the board.
Starting with the top honeycomb peel of the sticky-tabs and attach the diamond honeycomb to the board pressing firmly to ensure it sticks. Repeat this process until the row is done.
Next, take your hot glue gun and add a line of glue to the edge of the honeycomb that did not have sticky-tabs on it. Quickly pull the honeycomb open and stick it to the foam board. Repeat this process through the row.
Follow Steps 2-4 for the second and third rows, making sure that all points sides touch one another as to not show too much white space.
Using the remaining six honeycombs, fill in the gaps (excluding the boards edges) by repeating Steps 2-4.
Using an exacto knife carefully cut around the edges of the board, cutting as close to the diamonds edge as possible. Do not cut the two middle white spaces on the top of the board.
*We recommend putting a piece of cardboard or a cutting board under the foam board while you cut so you don’t scratch your floor or table.
In the remaining two white spaces take your ruler and measure 3 1/2 inches down from the top. Mark this spot and using your hole punch or other tool make a hole, (we used the exacto knife).
String your twine through the two holes and hang accordingly.
How fun was that? This backdrop allows you to play with the colors, pattern, and scheme by mixing and matching the diamond honeycombs. It’s adapatable to almost any party, as shown below in the photo of the Flamingo Fun Party! For this party we mixed pink diamond honeycombs in three shades to add a pop of pink to our dessert table! If you make this project we’d love to see your photos, tag us @jollityco and use hashtag #partywithjollity