Last minute holiday party? This 10-minute number is simple, affordable, and you just might be able to do it without a trip to the store! And if guest participation is up your alley, this is easy to customize for a bit of makeshift tree-trimming. This quick project also works well as a wreath alternative for your door.


– 1 yard of fabric – could use a festive table cloth or even a pillowcase w/cut seams

– Safety pins

– Thumbtacks

– Mini ball ornaments – a tube of 16 should be available for $1-$5 just about anywhere

– Bonus: For our star, we geeked it out using the Philips LED Battery Operated Snowflake (purchased at Target), but you could easily use a silver or gold bow, a star cookie cutter, etc.


Lay out your piece of fabric. Pinch it at the center, lift it up, and let it naturally drape into a triangle shape. Find your wall and pin the pinched center to the wall. For a nice drape, stick the pin through the fabric in the center and attach to the wall – this way no pin shows. To make sure your tree is nice and full, tack the bottom edges to create a triangle, but be sure not to pull the fabric too tight against the wall.

Grab safety pins (aka perfectly petite and convenient ornament hooks), attach to ornaments and trim your tree!