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

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


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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