I like to collect and try out various ideas for gift packaging and one of which I’ve been contemplating on experimenting was making my own decorative paper doilies.
I came up with this non-elaborate easy version, which is essentially like cutting a snowflake. I did:
1. Follow these 5 steps on a piece of square to reach this stage.
2. Draw a curve (with the help of something circular), as shown.
3. Trim to get scallop edge.
4. Spread out folds, mark (in red) where the centre of a circle should be.
5. Punch holes.
6-7. Fold back up. Make cuts on opposite sides.
Just like the numerous snowflake patterns out there, there are also many ways to invent pretty lacy cutouts.