23 July 2014

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.

Comments (9)   2009.11.12

  1. From Lynn

    What a wonderful idea! I want to try it too.

    2009.11.12 @ 7:06 pm

  2. From Tracy

    That is very pretty, Clara! I must share this with my young nieces–they would love making these lacy pretties. Thank you! :o) Happy Day ((HUGS))

    2009.11.12 @ 8:09 pm

  3. From Natalia

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


    2009.11.12 @ 11:28 pm

  4. From Cindysee

    Simple and nice. Thanks for sharing this!

    2009.11.13 @ 3:19 pm

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  9. From Aida

    Awesome! I’ve been looking for something like this! Thanks for sharing :)

    2012.11.18 @ 6:02 am

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