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Project

Punched-Circles Table Runner

Introduction

The cooler cousin to the delicate doily, these diamond-cut rounds were created using a unique Circle-Edge Punch that cuts perfect circles with a decorative edge. Stylist and decorations designer Jenny Batt of the blog Hank & Hunt was inspired by lacy antique tablecloths to create this project, but wanted something with a little more punch -- she used the Diamond Lace punch cartridge and experimented with different colors and sizes of the circles to create a table runner fit for tea time or any time. Further cause for celebration -- Jenny also thought to collect all the cuttings to repurpose them as colorful confetti. 

Materials

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Choose a color palette and papers that complement one another. Jenny used shades of coral and gray along with some faux bois printed paper.

  2. Step 2

    Decide on the size of the runner. For a small rectangular table measuring 30 by 60 inches, Jenny made about 29 circles in various sizes ranging from 7 inches to 11 inches. You may need to add more punched circles or take some away to achieve the correct size of the runner.

  3. Step 3

    Position the punched circles into place on your table. Move the punched circles around and layer them to find a pleasing design.

  4. Step 4

    Once you are satisfied, adhere each circle to its neighbor using glue dots or double-stick tape. Check to make sure the edges of the tape or dots do not show through the cutouts of the punched circle.

  5. Step 5

    Set the table runner over a white tablecloth (or any contrasting color) so the cutouts can show through and you can see the designs.