These 3-minute paper doily flowers are incredibly easy and make a beautiful impact when put together as a single flower or as a table-length centerpiece.
I always know it’s a bad idea, but I always do it. I just can’t resist browsing that tiny section overflowing with inexpensive and adorable goods.
You know you’ve done it too.
Seriously, who can resist the Target One Spot?
If you ever see me walking through there, please don’t be alarmed if I’m muttering “I don’t need this. I really don’t need any of this. It’s so cute, but really, I don’t need it.” And as much as I try not to get anything from the Target One Spot without an actual plan in place, every now and then I just can’t resist.
This winter, it was pink paper doilies.
I had no idea what I was going to do with them, but at $1 for 24, I knew that I’d figure something out.
Lo and behold, when I was styling our display ledge with our Valentine’s Day heart craft, the answer found me in the form of super simple and super adorable 3-minute paper doily flowers.
These flowers are so easy, in fact, that my 7-year-old helped make several for a low centerpiece on our dining table. Working together, the whole project took 10 minutes, and the result is adorable. Maybe it’s not such a bad idea to browse the One Spot after all.
Want to make your own? I’ve got a short video on that for you, or you can scroll down below for the written directions if you like.
What was your last One Spot impulse purchase?
How to Make 3-Minute Paper Doily Flowers
- 3 small paper doilies (about 4 to 6 inches across)
- Small jar or votive holders
- Blu-Tack or other reusable adhesive putty
- Fold a paper doily in half. Don’t worry about getting the scallops aligned perfectly.
- Fold the doily in half again to make a triangle.
- Pinch the doily at the pointed end to help hold it in place. Do not crease the doily all the way across.
- Repeat steps 1 – 4 with the remaining doilies.
- Stack the doilies together, making sure to alternate the open and closed sides.
- Staple the doilies together at the pointed end.
- Fluff the doily flowers by lightly crimping them along the sides.
- Use two small pieces of adhesive putty to hold the flowers against the top of the jar. Fluff as necessary.
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Janine Huldie says
I seriously have a thing with mason jars right now and definitely going to have to make these cute paper doily flowers to decorate a few of them now. Thank you, Leslie!!! 🙂
They are perfect for mason jars and votives. I hope you like them!
These are too cute! Thanks for sharing. I love the Target One Spot. I’m a bit obsessed with getting things I don’t have a plan for yet either.
I have a love/hate relationship with the Target One Spot. So many cute things, and not enough storage space!
Katy @ Experienced Bad Mom says
The Target One Spot is always so crowded at my store that the introvert in me helps me sail past it! Ha ha!
These are super cute. Maybe I’ll have to brave the crowds. 24/$1?!?
See, I’m the crazy lady there when the Target isn’t super crowded. Maybe I should rethink my timing?
Very pretty little flowers – pinned and shared.
Thank you Carol!
Carolina Twin Mom / Mary Peterson says
I’m so envious of your brain! To buy something cute because you KNOW you’ll find something to do with it! I would buy it and it would take up space indefinitely because nothing would ever come to me. These are adorable! #happynowlinkup
Oh, there’s plenty of stuff gathering dust, too. Trust me.
Holly from klinwin.com says
Wow–what a great idea! The flowers look great and I love the painted jars. I also browse that irresistible Target section–can’t stay away! #happynowlinkup
The jars were so easy, and I use them all the time!
Listen, I “attempted” to fold paper into fortune cookies the other day (Thanks, Pinterest) and almost had a meltdown. But this, this I THINK I can do. Right? Target is my kryptonite! Adorable job, Mama!
Hahaha! I can’t tell you how many Pinterest fails I’ve made in my life. If my 7-year-old can do it, I’m sure you can, too!
Selena, The Rambler says
Love it! I may or may not have drawers of Target One Spot goods waiting for their day of glory. Target is one hour away. Sad but maybe a way to handle my impulsiveness =) #happynowlinkup
Sometimes I wish our Target was an hour away. Unfortunately, it’s barely 10 minutes away. I have to limit how often I go there!
Coffee Mounds & Lipstick Clouds says
Quick AND cute?!!? Sign me up! Thanks for sharing 🙂 #HappyNowLinkUp
Thanks so much for stopping by!
So cute! I think you are raising talented crafters indeed 🙂 The One Spot at Target is one of my favorite places. Great video!
Thanks so much Jen! My oldest would be so proud to be called talented.
These are adorable! What a great use for your cheap find. And I totally agree about the Target Dollar Spot. It’s like a black hole that sucks you in! Thanks for sharing! I’ll have to keep this in mind in the future, if I ever see something similar to these paper doilies. 🙂
It really is, isn’t it?! I can’t help but go through, even when I have to be extra fast in the store.
Hi Leslie, what a simple way to brighten up a surface and fun for little ones to make.
Thanks so much Debbie!