I love Christmas, especially decorating. Years ago I made a paper village for the mantle of my fireplace, using my Cameo Silhouette and I like to add to it every year. I saw a craft video where they made trees out of doilies and I fell in love with them, and knew I had to make some for my village On this show, they used items that you can easily find at any craft store, but that can be costly, so I made a trip to my local Dollar Tree and found almost everything I needed there!!
These adorable doily trees will look amazing in any house, they look great on a mantel, bookshelf, or as a centerpiece at the dinner table!
What you will need:
- Multipack Round Paper Doilies in Assorted Sizes, 32-ct. Pack (Dollar Tree)
- Wooden Dowels, 12 pack (Dollar Tree)
- White Foam Disks, 2 pack (Dollar Tree)
- Hot Glue Gun
- Hot Glue Gun Sticks
Most crafter’s own a glue gun and scissors and my final cost for 12 trees is $3.00. I have plenty of doilies left for other projects ♥
Let’s get started:
- Gather all of your supplies.
- Cut a slit from the edge to the center of each doily and cut out a small section of the center.
- For smaller trees or rows, cut the doily in half.
- Wrap the doily around itself to form a cone shape, securing the ends with glue, leaving the top open to slide down the dowel.
- Place a doily at the bottom of the skewer in the center, securing with a dot of hot glue.
- Place your next doily slightly above the previous doily and secure with hot glue.
- If you are making a 2 doily tree, place your second doily on the top of the dowel.
- This is where you can be creative, your trees can be 2, 3 or even 4 doilies high. I used 2 different sizes of doilies for my village.
- Once the layers of doilies have dried, cut bases for your trees from the foam disks.
- Insert the bottom of the skewer in the center of the foam block.
- For fun, I made a tree out of one of my wooden cooking skewers, and it worked just fine.
- Done 🙂 Aren’t they cute!!
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