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Retro Honeycomb Paper Christmas Decorations are Back!

Red and green bell paper decoration
Red Honeycomb Bell Christmas Decoration
If you're of a certain age, then you will certainly remember those honeycomb paper tissue decorations we used to hang in our homes during the Christmas holidays back in the day - I particularly remember the bell shaped decorations. Some of the colours were pretty ghastly (orange and yellow anyone?), but they were pretty designs nonetheless, and more eco-friendly than the foil decorations that followed them. With the trend towards ditching plastic, paper decorations are seeing a big resurgence in popularity, and the honeycomb shapes now come in rather more pleasent colours, thankfully!

There's never been a better time to ditch the plastic and give your home a retro vibe, so I'm going to take a look at some of the best decorations around for Christmas 2019.

Unique Party on Amazon have a nice range of honeycomb decorations, including the bell at the top of this post, and also a snowman, hat, tree and mini santa. The colours are traditional red, green and white, so no shades of 70s, thankfully!


There is a beautiful set of 12 stylish paper decorations being sold by sunbeauty on Amazon, also in traditional festive colours...


Wow, I need that white fireplace! These look great don't they? My order is on its way!

You may also remember spending hours creating your own paper chains and paper snowflake decorations. We used to make snowflakes at primary school using folded sheets of white card card/paper. and then cutting little shapes into them. You could, of course, do this with your own kids or grandkids. It's good, old-fashioned fun, and it keeps the little ones quite for an hour or two, at least!

White Paper Snowflake Decorations
White Paper Snowflake Decorations

If you can't be bothered making your own, or would like something that looks a little more professional, then you may like these magnificent snowflakes being sold by The Paper Snowflake Company.

If you would really get into paper crafting this Christmas, then I'd like to recommend a wonderful book by Emily Dawe called Paper Christmas: 16 Paper Crafting Projects for the Festive Season which contains 16 projects including angels, advent houses, and even a paper wreath which looks awesome.


Well, I hope I've inspired you to ditch the plastic decorations and add a touch of retro style to your home this Christmas. Whatever you do, have fun! I'll leave you with some more hand-picked ideas below...


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