DIY Midcentury Modern Table Runner

This project was inspired by photo I recently saw online of a partition in a restaurant decked out in midcentury modern decor. I couldn’t get it off my mind, and so I decided to translate it to a hand-cut runner to bring a little Palm Springs vibe to your tabletop. It’s the perfect project for vinyl or leather. While I usually begin by describing my tutorials as “easy,” I’m going to give it to you straight – this one isn’t the easiest or the fastest. While the skill level is by no means advanced, this one is a bit tedious and time consuming, but it’s oh so worth it!  – Mandy Pellegrin of Craftcourse

DIY Midcentury Modern Table Runner by Mandy Pellegrin for Oh So Beautiful Paper

DIY Midcentury Modern Table Runner by Mandy Pellegrin for Oh So Beautiful Paper

Materials
Vinyl cut to 8″ wide by desired length
Template
Pen/Marker
Metal Ruler
Craft Knife

DIY Midcentury Modern Table Runner by Mandy Pellegrin for Oh So Beautiful Paper

Step One: Begin by marking a 1/2″ border all the way around the back of the vinyl. This will act as the perimeter for all of your cuts.

DIY Midcentury Modern Table Runner by Mandy Pellegrin for Oh So Beautiful Paper

Step Two: First, ensure that your prepared template is as tall as the strip of vinyl is wide (i.e. 8″). Align the center line of the template with one of the shorter borders, and trace.

DIY Midcentury Modern Table Runner by Mandy Pellegrin for Oh So Beautiful Paper

DIY Midcentury Modern Table Runner by Mandy Pellegrin for Oh So Beautiful Paper

DIY Midcentury Modern Table Runner by Mandy Pellegrin for Oh So Beautiful Paper

Step Three: Tile the templates and trace until you’ve filled up the entire runner, making sure that all the lines align appropriately.

DIY Midcentury Modern Table Runner by Mandy Pellegrin for Oh So Beautiful Paper

Step Four: Use the metal ruler and craft knife to carefully cut out the pattern. In total, it took me about 45 minutes to cut out an entire 3′ runner.

DIY Midcentury Modern Table Runner by Mandy Pellegrin for Oh So Beautiful Paper

 

DIY Midcentury Modern Table Runner by Mandy Pellegrin for Oh So Beautiful Paper

DIY Midcentury Modern Table Runner by Mandy Pellegrin for Oh So Beautiful Paper

Photo Credits: Mandy Pellegrin for Oh So Beautiful Paper

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