Make a lace-effect doily star
Make a paper doily star inspired by the beautiful, intricate patterns found in RAMM’s ‘By Royal Appointment’ exhibition of lace.
An example of lace from the By Royal Appointment exhibition at RAMM.
What will I need?
- 7 paper doilies – if you don’t have any at home, you can order some from Amazon or other online shops.
- A glue stick
Step 1 – Fold the doily in half, press down gently to flatten the fold.
Step 2 – Open it back up and fold the outer edges to the middle. Press gently to flatten folds.
Step 3 – Now fold it in half, from the bottom to the top, so that you create a little square, and press down gently to flatten.
Step 4 – Open back up and put glue on the inside folds, around the edges, so that you can stick it back into a square pocket.
Step 5 – Now repeat Steps 1 – 4 another six times so that you have 7 little square pockets
Step 6 – Now you need to glue the seven little pockets together. Put glue down the middle and along the bottom, like an upside-down “T”.
Step 7 – Stick the first and second piece together, checking to see that both pockets open.
Step 8 – Now continue to glue all the pockets together.
Step 9 – When they are all glued together, put glue on the first and last one.
Step 10 – Now fan them out and glue the first and last together.