This project was inspired by photo I recently saw online of a partition in aÂ restaurant decked out in midcentury modern decor. I couldn’t get it off my mind, and so I decided to translateÂ 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.Â WhileÂ I usually begin by describing my tutorials as “easy,” I’m going to give it to you straight â€“Â 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!Â Â â€“Â Mandy Pellegrin of Craftcourse
Vinyl cut to 8″ wide by desired length
Step One:Â Begin by marking a 1/2″ border all the way around the back ofÂ theÂ vinyl.Â This will act as the perimeter for all of yourÂ cuts.
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 shorterÂ borders, and trace.
Step Three: Tile the templates and trace until you’ve filled up the entire runner, making sure that all the lines align appropriately.
Step Four:Â 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.
Photo Credits: Mandy Pellegrin for Oh So Beautiful Paper