Paper Doile Xmas Trees

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diy paper doile christmas tree

I’ve had three packets of doiles left over from our wedding last year that I’ve been dying to use. I didn’t really have any idea of how to use them until I got inspired by this really cool book paper tree that I saw at one of the link parties. So I thought they would make a great snowy tree with all the little ruffle like holes.

Paper Doile Xmas Trees

Ok, I went ultra cheap on this project. My total cost was $0.

Here’s the list of materials:

Paper doiles (left over from our wedding favors)

2 Empty tuna cans (Yummm!)

Old Nail (I actually removed this from the wall a while back and kept it)

Two smooth sticks (from a small trellis used for my now dead ground orchids, sorry little guys)

Pine cones prop (we stole borrowed them from a park, I’ll return them I promise)

Ribbon (scraps from another project)

White pray paint (left over from another project)

Here’s the poor trellis, as you can see the bottom was pretty rotted. At least I got one last use out of it. Yeah right, I kept all the other sticks for future use. I’m starting to get concerned, could I possibly get any cheaper more frugal?

I made a small hole, using the nail, in the middle of the tuna cans and just put the two sticks through. The size was perfect, but if you have a wider stick you’ll have to adjust the hole size.

A quick coat of spray paint and they were ready to go. The sticks came in handy btw to hold the cans in the air while painting. I also used the handy nail to make a hole in a bunch of doiles at once.

paper doiles

So, I just took the bunch of dolies and cut a small pie shaped piece, about 1/8 of the circle. As you go up the tree cut larger pie pieces. By the top you’ll be cutting away almost half the doile. This gives the tree a tapered look.

assembling the paper doile xmas trees

Assembly is easy but tedious. Fold over each individual doile to form a cone then use a small piece of tape to secure it. Since there is so much overlap you wont even see the tape. You’ll still have a tiny nail hole at the peak. Just slip it over the stick forming layer upon layer.

folding the paper doiles

The top cone will be the narrowest and will just be placed on top. Since this one will show, you’ll want to put the tape on the inside.

paper doiles xmas trees closeup

paper doiles xmas trees

diy paper doile xmas trees

diy doile christmas tree
When done just place any christmasy props you like next to them. I used the pine cones and ribbon (cause they were free).

As you can see I used a ton of doiles to make these paper doile xmas trees and I cannot believe that I still have an entire package (40 doiles) left over. Great, I’ll still have to store the doiles till I figure out what to do with them. Back to square one!


Paper Doile Xmas Trees — 42 Comments

  1. Now aren’t these the prettiest things? And so simply made! I pinned your tutorial so that I can make some at Valentine’s Day. I have some pale pink doilies I want to use then. Thanks!

    • Why thank you & thanks for pinning it! Great idea, those pink doilies will look really pretty for V day.

  2. I love these trees, they look so crisp and clean. I think they would look cute all covered in glitter too! Thanks for sharing!

  3. What a great use for all those extra doilies we get in the packs. You only ever need a couple but they come in packs of 25’s and 50’s. This is so inventive – thanks for sharing!

  4. SO CUTE! Thanks so much for linking back to my tutorial. I absolutely love your twist on using the doilies. So clever. The tuna can was a great idea for a stand!

    • Your welcome! When I saw your trees I thought they were so pretty and imaginative, I wanted to make some for my home. Then I remembered that I had a ton of doilies just sitting in my craft bin. I was actually saving the tuna cans for another project, now I’ll have eat more tuna. 🙂

  5. These are the cutest Christmas trees ever. I would love for you to link this fabulous post to our What’s It Wednesday linky party. I hope you can join us.


    • Thanks. I didn’t want to spend any money on these. You’ll be surprised how many things you can use or reuse when you look around your house.

  6. These are so cute!!! Thank you so much for linking up last week at {wow me} wednesday. I’ll be featuring YOU tomorrow at 11 over on my blog. Thank you so much for sharing. Have a happy new year!!!

    Ginger @