By Hostess with the Mostess
Create a show-stopping backdrop for your table with a giant Rainbow Safari Wall Tree! Made from colorful honeycomb balls and foam core, this super cute decoration is also surprisingly affordable ... you might just want to make two!
- (4) 12" Honeycomb Balls
- (5) 8" Honeycomb Balls
- (6) 5" Honeycomb Balls
- Gaffer's tape
- Printable Tree Trunk Template (optional)
- 20" X 30" Sheet of White Foam Core
- Gold Spray Paint
1. Cut a tree trunk from foam core. You can either freehand draw a simple tree trunk design directly on the foam core or print our Tree Trunk Template, trace it onto the foam core and then cut it out. Please note that due to the large size of the trunk, you'll need to use your printer's "tile" settings to print the template out, which will require 6 sheets of 8.5" x 11" paper.
2. Figure out your wall placement and attach the tree trunk to the wall first. (I also added clusters of leaves to further decorate the wall and help block off the area that i wanted to keep the honeycomb balls above.)
3. Add the honeycomb balls to the wall, working in sections. Start with a cluster of 3 large balls placed towards the left-center of the tree. Use rolled pieces of gaffer's tape to safely adhere the honeycomb decorations to the wall.
4. Next, add 1 medium and 2 small balls to round out the middle section of the tree.
5. Add one more large ball + 2 medium balls to the right side of the tree.
6. Add 2 medium balls to the left side of the tree.
7. Finish off the tree by filling in some of the gaps with 4 more small balls.
Tip: Last but not least, use small pieces of regular clear tape to "pin down" each of the honeycomb balls and make them appear more "opened up" than they will first appear when they're placed on the wall. Since we've only actually opened each ball up half way to attach them to the wall, the intended colors won't be as vibrant unless you "force" the balls to open up further by gathering a small section of each side and pinching it around the cardboard backing with tape.