Easy Paper Doily

Introduction: Easy Paper Doily

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Paper doilies can be used for a lot of things and really they are just paper with holes.  So I thought I would create my own design.

Supplies:
Creating a Doily:
  • You need to figure out what you want your outside shape to be.  I chose the "heart" and deleted everything except for the outside frame.  To do that you need to select "Edit Points" and use the "delete point" tool to delete everything.
  • Enlarge your image.  Whether it will end up being big or not, it is good to start out big while doing your design.
  • I copied my outside and put a smaller one on the inside of the doily since, if you look at other paper doilies, you do not do anything to the center.  I just used it as a reference and deleted that shape before cutting.
  • Now just add shapes.  I only actually used the "Draw an Ellipse" tool.
  • Keep in mind that your design is going to be the same all the way around, or at least normal ones are.  Go ahead an try putting words around it or something :)
Once you are done, send it to the cutter and have fun watching it cut!

Find something to put it under and you are set :)
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    9 Comments

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    MartitaL
    MartitaL

    Question 2 years ago on Introduction

    Please, can you tell me what paper is used for making doilies? thanks in advance for your help

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    Penolopy Bulnick
    Penolopy Bulnick

    Answer 2 years ago

    I usually just use a normal cardstock that you can get at any craft supply store. Cardstock is a little thicker than printer paper. But you can really use any paper you want :)

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    Dusk Shadows
    Dusk Shadows

    8 years ago on Introduction

    i love it.... i know what i'm going to make for mothers day next year

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    lmnopeas
    lmnopeas

    8 years ago on Introduction

    Cool! Store bought ones can be pretty pricey. I've never seen one with words, but it's a great idea.

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    Penolopy Bulnick
    Penolopy Bulnick

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    I agree that they are pricey and they are usually thrown out after used, so why spend a lot when you can make it yourself :)

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    Crafty Cathy
    Crafty Cathy

    8 years ago on Introduction

    Beautiful and you could make all different sizes and colors!