How To Make a Paper Scallop Place Mat

Difficulty Cost Time Age Person Event
$1 to $25
30 Minutes
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How to make a DIY paper place mat. Pictured instructions on how to make a scalloped paper place mat or centerpiece to decorate table quickly out of wrapping paper. By folding the paper or wrapping paper in half several times you can make this adorable paper place mat to frame your centerpiece or table setting.

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Step by Step Instructions

  • Step 1

    Cut wrapping page into a large square.

  • Step 2

    Fold wrapping paper in half.

  • Step 3

    Fold wrapping paper in half, again. {yep, a second time}

  • Step 4

    Now fold the wrapping paper in half, diagonal.

  • Step 5

    Fold wrapping paper in half diagonally, a second time.

  • Step 6

    Go ahead and fold in half diagonally, a third time.

  • Step 7

    Fold in half diagonally, a fourth time. Mark the curved cut which will make the scalloped edge. {as shown in the photo}

  • Step 8

    To make the scallop edge in the place mat, cut along your
    mark” at the fold while angling down. {as shown in the photo}

  • Step 9

    This is what Step #8 will look like as you unfold it.

  • Step 10

    Unfold the paper place mat all the way. As you can see, it will have a lot of creases on it. Use this one as the template.

  • Step 11

    Using the creased version of the paper place mat as the template, trace along the scalloped edges of your template onto a large square of wrapping paper. This will make your final version of your paper place mat.


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