How to Turn Doilies Into Christmas Trees, and Other Fun Holiday Party Tips!

woman cutting a white doily

If you’re like me, Christmastime is the BEST time! There are presents, family get-togethers, awesome homemade food, and, best of all—PARTIES! So, if you have your guest list and menu set for your holiday-themed extravaganza, but are still a bit stumped on décor, then look no further—this DIY doily tree will fit in so well with the rest of your decorations!

Our special Christmas decorating craft comes to us direct from the one-and-only The Domestic Geek. This creative YouTube guru brings sheer genius to all things domestic; let’s just say that she certainly lives up to that name of hers!

So, let’s get started on that super adorable (and chic, might we say) doily tree!

DIY Doily Christmas Tree

This do-it-yourself tabletop tree looks great on all surfaces. The Domestic Geek mentions in her video that she displayed pieces like this to “add texture” to her holiday tablescape. Good to know!

To make one of these inspired little trees, first, gather these materials:

  • A set of doilies in a variety of sizes (think small, medium, and large)
  • A pair of craft scissors
  • Glue Styrofoam cone
  • Wooden dowel
  • Handful of mini marshmallows

Now that you have all of your materials ready, let’s get started!

Start by taking your scissors and cutting into the center of each of your doilies, then remove a small triangular shape from each one, about one quarter piece per circle. Add a dab of glue to each angled side, and press together so that each doily is now in the shape of a cone.

Delicately trace a small “X” at the top of each one of your doily cones, and place in a pile to the side. Next, take your Styrofoam cone and stab a wooden dowel into its center. Any standard-sized craft dowel should work well for this project; just make sure that it pokes far out of the cone so that some height can be added to your tree.

Now it’s time to add your lovely “leaves”. Simply reach for your doilies and stack them on top of your dowel, going from biggest to smallest. Our host likes to add a marshmallow between each layer so that the doilies stay put. And you’re finished!

These are definitely some of the most intriguing tabletop trees we’ve covered, and a great project to do with the kiddos, too!

This doily tree is just one small element of our host’s enviable set-up. She goes on to give MANY more tips on how to create décor for the perfect holiday shindig. Here’s a sneak preview of how the rest of her tablescape turned out . . .

Gorgeous, right?

So, if you’re just dying to know how The Domestic Geek decorated for her own winter wonderland-themed party, be sure to watch her video below. We love the fact that each and every one of her unique decorations is either DIY or cheap to buy!

What do you think of this doily Christmas tree project? Do you have a craft that you like to do during the holiday season? Tell us all about your thoughts and experiences in the comments section below!