A simple and pretty Folded Christmas Tree

Paper doilies provide versatile and easy Christmas decorations. Take a look at the new Easy Christmas Crafts Paper Doily Folded Christmas Tree Ornament we just added to the web site.

Whether you make the smaller version with its colored edge or the larger version with its contrasting paper accents, they are both easy, fun and fast to do.

A four-inch paper doily makes a small, sweet little folded Christmas tree to add as a decoration on your Christmas tree.

A six-inch paper doily makes a slightly larger decoration and adds an accent with its contrasting paper backing.

But, these pretty little decorations can be used in other ways too.

They are so fast and so easy, you could make a garland of these folded Christmas trees to hang above a fireplace, along a chair rail, in an open doorway or anywhere a pretty little garland would add a Christmas highlight.

These simple decorations could also be used on gifts as a gift tag or as an additional little gift on the outside of a package.

Though simple, you can vary the colors to make different versions.

Both the young and young-at-heart can enjoy making these fast and easy ornaments.

Take a look at our Easy Christmas Crafts Paper Doily Folded Christmas Tree Ornament page to see the materials and tools along with the steps to make the two different versions of the ornament.

Have fun and be creative!



A Paper Circles Ornament

This Easy Christmas Crafts Paper Circles Ornament can be made quickly, easily and inexpensively.

This example was made with decorative card stock, but the Easy Christmas Crafts Paper Circles Ornament would be just as pretty made with contruction paper or color tinted paper.

This pretty little ornament would also be a great project for children to color.

Our examples are simple and pretty, but the project lends itself to other embellishments such as beads and charms.

You can find the list of materials, tools and the detailed instructions on our main site: Easy Christmas Crafts Paper Circles Ornament. We provide step-by-step pictures to show how the ornament is made, too.

Be creative and have fun!


A Fun & Easy Christmas Crafts Paper Doily Cone Ornament

This simple-to-do Easy Christmas Crafts Paper Doily Cone Ornament takes just a few minutes from start to finish.

This version (my favorite) used an 8-inch paper doily, green ribbon and corresponding green candies.

On the Easy Christmas Crafts Paper Doily Cone Ornament page we show the materials and tools (simple and inexpensive) along with the easy steps for making this pretty little ornament.

Our examples were made using 8-inch and 10-inch white paper doilies, but you could easily use gold and silver doilies and larger doilies as well. Smaller doilies do not work as well as the cones become too small to hold anything – though 6-inch could hold one or two candies.

Of course, this Easy Christmas Crafts Paper Doily Cone Ornament can also hold small gifts that can be hidden among the upper branches of the Christmas tree. They can also hold other types of gifts – promissory notes – which we discussed in yesterday’s post.

These pretty little paper doily cones could also be made to hold party favors for guests at a holiday party. A special tree for party favors could be set up for guests to select. Or, with the addition of a place card, the paper cone ornaments can be added to the place settings at a dinner party.

Remember, gifts and party favors do not need to be expensive to be meaningful.

Get creative and have fun!


Five Point Wooden Star – Easy!

We made our Five Point Wooden Star out of wooden skewers found in the kitchen, but any five pieces of wood of roughly equal size and length would work.

Five Point Wooden Star made with five wooden skewers

The larger star shown above can be woven such that all you need is string to hold the pieces together.

Smaller stars require an additional bit of glue at the interior cross points.

These stars could be made of popsicle sticks, toothpicks, drinking straws, chenille wire, twigs from the yard or garden and the list goes on…

These simple stars could decorate a holiday tree, surround votive or pillar candles on a table or mantle, become napkin rings or add a bit of interest to wrapped gifts.

Take a look at the easy directions with their accompanying pictures on our main page for the Easy Christmas Crafts – Five Point Wooden Star.

Have fun!

Clothespin Angel

Hello again, it’s been a while. I’ve been off on another project that took lots more time than I expected. But, I’m ready to start adding more easy and inexpensive craft projects to www.funEZcrafts.com.

Here’s a recent addition that’s simple, fast and cheap – a clothespin angel.

Clothespin angel ornaments - three finished hanging on a Christmas Tree

A little bit of ribbon or lace, a clothespin (real or craft) and a chenille wire makes a pretty little angel to hang on your Christmas tree or decorate your home for other holidays.

They also make easy decorations to add on gifts instead of or in addition to ribbons and bows. The little clothespin angel would be an additional keepsake with your gift.

These pretty angels can add beauty and maybe a little whimsy all year – not just at the holidays.

Head on over to the Clothespin Angel page for the materials list and the how-to steps with accompanying pictures.

NEW: Wire Angel

Simple, inexpensive and fast – you can make one wire angel or many wire angels for decorations, gifts or name cards at place settings.

Take a look on our web site for the directions and diagrams for this simple but pretty angel. Click on Wire Angel to see the details.

In the meantime, take a look:

Wire Angel hanging on tree

Here’s another, slightly smaller version:

Wire Angel - smaller - hanging on tree

With a few simple tools and inexpensive materials, these angels can quickly be formed.

The type and small amount of materials cost roughly $0.25 to $0.45 per angel. As for time, you can make the angel almost as quickly as you can read the instructions on our web page (Wire Angel).

Enjoy making one angel or many angels!