Festive Frills: A Pretty Paper Doily Wreath

If you're decorating your home this holiday season and want to keep it budget-friendly, check out this gorgeous (and inexpensive!) DIY holiday wreath

By Jen Reynolds
From the print edition, November 2012

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Photography by Colleen Nicholson

Dress up your mantel or front door with this lovely DIY paper wreath that’s easy, inexpensive, and oh-so-perfect for the holidays.

What you’ll need:

  • Six-inch paper doilies
  • White glue
  • Glitter
  • Straight pin
  • 20-inch Styrofoam wreath form

Directions:

1. To make this lacy-looking wreath, lay out 75 six-inch paper doilies and, working one at a time, apply a thin line of white glue around the outer edge and cover with glitter. Allow the doilies to dry completely.

2. Begin to build the wreath by pinching a glittered doily in the centre and fan out the edges.

3. Using a straight pin, affix the paper “flower” to a 20-inch Styrofoam wreath form.

4. Continue layering the wreath with glittered doilies.

Total Cost: $16, plus wreath form.

Tip: Fill in the gaps with pinched flowers made from smaller, four-inch doilies without glitter (you’ll need about 80 of these).

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