Making a simple paper doily

Chapter: DIY + tutorials

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.
8. Reveal.

Just like the numerous snowflake patterns out there, there are also many ways to invent pretty lacy cutouts.

9 thoughts on “Making a simple paper doily

  1. You have interesting ideas and you provide photos for us to follow. i am going to make some doilies for Christmas! Thanks, Clara.


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