I know lattice and trellis work is easy. Simple repeating elements inspired by architecture, nature, etc. but so pretty to use in your design work. They lift plain featureless papercraft and give it new dimension and texture.
Here are a couple for you. I may be teaching granny to suck eggs here, but if not, enjoy.
The .GSDs are zipped here for you:
and as an SVG
You can use these for all sorts of things. Following the tutorial you can see how easy it is to create other patterns – simple shapes welded together and repeated. I made some ironwork railings in this way and used them to make the sides of a domed sliceform pergola. It’s about 150mm square and is quite delicate but there’s enough tension in the structure to keep it stable. I hope you like it. This was a prototype as I hadn’t worked with arched elements previously – though I am more than happy with how it turned out.
I will be remodelling the sides to give it a Christmassy theme and include something nice to fill the middle space. A battery operated tealight in the middle will make it a perfect decoration.