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Easy Christmas Crafts: Paper Doily Folded Christmas Tree Ornament


Our Easy Christmas Crafts Paper Doily Folded Christmas Tree Ornament is easy  and inexpensive. The most time consuming part is allowing the glue to dry. The simple ornament is made with just a few materials and tools. Below, we show you how to make two different versions.

You can make a few or many of these simple ornaments to fill in those empty spots on your tree, to share with friends and family or to give away as decorations on your gifts this Christmas season.

Take a look at the finished Easy Christmas Crafts Paper Doily Folded Christmas Tree Ornaments hanging on this tree.

Easy Christmas Crafts Paper Doily Folded Christmas Tree Ornament showing five finished and hanging on tree

Easy Christmas Crafts: Paper Doily Folded Christmas Tree Ornament Materials and Tools:

First version:

  • Paper doily 4 inches in diameter
  • String (or yarn) 8 to 10 inches long 
  • Ruler   
  • Scissors
  • Coloring pen, pencil or crayon
  • Glue
  • Clothespin or clip to hold ornament while glue dries 

Second version:

  • Paper doily 6 inches in diameter
  • Colored paper for contrast (we used red)
  • String (or yarn) 8 to 10 inches long 
  • Compass to draw 6-inch circle (or, you can just draw around the doily) on the contrasting paper
  • Ruler   
  • Scissors
  • Coloring pen, pencil or crayon
  • Glue
  • Clothespin or clip to hold ornament while glue dries 

Take a look at the simple materials and tools shown here.  This is all you need to make both versions of the Easy Christmas Crafts Paper Doily Folded Christmas Tree Ornament.

Easy Christmas Crafts Paper Doily Folded Christmas Tree Ornament materials and tools

The Steps for How to Make the Easy Christmas Crafts: Paper Doily Folded Christmas Tree Ornament:

Let's make the smaller version first.

Color around the outer edge of the four-inch paper doily on both the front and back of the paper doily. We used a red coloring pencil, but crayons or pens would also work. 

Easy Christmas Crafts Paper Doily Folded Christmas Tree Ornament step 1 color around the doily edge

Fold the paper doily with one-third on the top and two-thirds on the bottom. The "wrong" side of the doily should be inside the fold.

Easy Christmas Crafts Paper Doily Folded Christmas Tree Ornament step 2 fold the doily by two-thirds

With the two-thirds side facing upward, use the ruler to determine the one-third point along the folded edge. Fold over one-third of the doily at this point.

Easy Christmas Crafts Paper Doily Folded Christmas Tree Ornament step 3 measure and fold one third

Fold the paper doily again making a flat cone shape. Work with the shape until the cone edges are even on each side.

The larger flap rests under the smaller flap to showcase the fluted edges on the Easy Christmas Crafts Paper Doily Folded Christmas Tree Ornament.

Easy Christmas Crafts Paper Doily Folded Christmas Tree Ornament step 4 fold again

Measure and cut the yarn from 8 to 10 inches long. We used 8 inches. Ten inches makes a slightly bigger hanging loop.

Easy Christmas Crafts Paper Doily Folded Christmas Tree Ornament step 5 measure and cut yarn

Fold the yarn in half.

Easy Christmas Crafts Paper Doily Folded Christmas Tree Ornament step 6 fold yarn in half

Add glue to the innermost fold line and place the cut ends of the folded yarn in the glue.

Easy Christmas Crafts Paper Doily Folded Christmas Tree Ornament step 7 apply glue to inner fold

Add a small amount of glue to the area under the smaller, top layer of the Easy Christmas Crafts Paper Doily Folded Christmas Tree Ornament.

Easy Christmas Crafts Paper Doily Folded Christmas Tree Ornament step 8 apply glue under outer layer

Press the folds together and hold in place with a clip or clothespin.

Easy Christmas Crafts Paper Doily Folded Christmas Tree Ornament step 9 hold for glue to dry

After the glue dries, remove the clip and hang the simple and pretty Easy Christmas Crafts Paper Doily Folded Christmas Tree Ornament on the tree.

Easy Christmas Crafts Paper Doily Folded Christmas Tree Ornament step 10 hang on tree

The second version is very similar, but it uses a 6-inch doily.

Measure, draw and cut a circle from the contrasting paper. If you don't have a compass to draw a circle, you can use a round object (e.g., a bowl) or just draw around the outer edge of the paper doily.

The paper should have the color on both sides. If you want to use a pretty but one-sided paper, just cut two circles and glue the wrong sides together.

Easy Christmas Crafts Paper Doily Folded Christmas Tree Ornament version 2 step 1 measure, draw and cut circle

Layer the paper doily over the paper circle with the right side of the paper doily facing up.

Easy Christmas Crafts Paper Doily Folded Christmas Tree Ornament version 2 step 2 layer doily over paper circle

Fold the paper doily and the paper circle at the same time with one-third of the circle folded over two-thirds.

Easy Christmas Crafts Paper Doily Folded Christmas Tree Ornament version 2 step 3 fold over two thirds

With the two-thirds portion of the circle facing upward, measure along the folded edge to determine a one-third point. Fold over the edge of the doily and paper at the one-third point.

Easy Christmas Crafts Paper Doily Folded Christmas Tree Ornament version 2 step 4 measure and fold one third

Fold the other edge to form a conical shape. Work with the shape until the edges are even. The smaller flap should be on top of the larger folded portion of the Easy Christmas Crafts Paper Doily Folded Christmas Tree Ornament.

Easy Christmas Crafts Paper Doily Folded Christmas Tree Ornament version 2 step 5 fold again

Measure and cut the yarn.

Easy Christmas Crafts Paper Doily Folded Christmas Tree Ornament version 2 step 6 measure and cut yarn

Fold the yarn in half. Add glue to the innermost edge and place the cut ends of the yarn into the glue. Add a small amount of glue under the small flap and press in place.

Easy Christmas Crafts Paper Doily Folded Christmas Tree Ornament version 2 step 7 apply glue

Add a clip or clothespin to hold the Easy Christmas Crafts Paper Doily Folded Christmas Tree Ornament until the glue dries.

Easy Christmas Crafts Paper Doily Folded Christmas Tree Ornament version 2 step 8 hold for glue to dry

The final step is to hang the pretty Easy Christmas Crafts Paper Doily Folded Christmas Tree Ornament on the tree.

Easy Christmas Crafts Paper Doily Folded Christmas Tree Ornament version 2 step 9 hang on tree

With just a little time and a few inexpensive materials you can make several of these Easy Christmas Crafts Paper Doily Folded Christmas Tree Ornaments. The hardest part of the project is allowing the glue to dry.

Easy Christmas Crafts Paper Doily Folded Christmas Tree Ornament five finshed ornaments hanging on the tree

Whether young or young-at-heart, people of all ages can enjoy this Easy Christmas Crafts Paper Doily Folded Christmas Tree Ornament. 

Have fun!

Both simple and pretty, this Easy Christmas Crafts Paper Doily Folded Christmas Tree Ornament is easy, fun, and inexpensive.


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