Balls to That: Popup Paper Honeycomb Decorations Are Cheap & Cheerful

I've clearly been working on a wedding magazine for too long because I'm all kinds of crazy for these paper honeycombs in cool colours
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By Kirstie McDermott @frillseeker

Tuesday, September 3, 2013 - 08:30


Honeycomb paper balls

One of my many trillions of hats is beauty editing on Confetti (Ireland's leading bridal mag, doncha know) and it's obviously rubbing off: the current trend for paperie, delicate bunting, pop-up honeycombs and decorations is clearly getting to me.

Actually I've always liked paper pop-ups and decorations, they're fun, instant impact and a really easy way to bring colour and interest to a space. Particularly good for renters when you can't add colour with paint, a few well-chosen complimentary or clashing 'combs in vari-sizes, hung at different heights, can look really wow.

These guys above are from and cost £12.95 for a set of three, but if you'd like something a little more local, read on.

Ikea VISIONÄR balls

Ikea's newish paper shop's a bit of a wonder, and has pretty much everything you'd need for wrapping and boxing gifts as well as these babies. They're big: 30cm across and come in circles or hearts, are a cinch to put together (you velcro the sides and you're done) and cost just €4 each. Eh - what more could you ask for, eh?

Tiger Giant Deco Ball

Just one of several types of decoration on offer at Tiger (it also has great paper bunting), this one's a total steal at €3. Three quid. Ah here. I'll have the lot.

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Kirstie McDermott

Kirstie is Frillseeker's founder and editor-in-chief. This is her second foray into the web-world: she founded in 2006 before stepping down in 2012 and has held a large number of positions over the past number of years including acting beauty editor at Image magazine and beauty ed at the Sunday Tribune, Irish Examiner and Confetti. She's currently the deputy editor at STELLAR magazine.


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