I came across beautiful pop-up place mats at Publique Shop. They are very pretty and fun, and come in a variety of themes, at $26 for a pack of 10.
The price for shipping these lovely place mats to Switzerland (where I live) is really high, so I thought I could try and make a *very simplified* one myself.
1. Cut a 17" x 14.2" piece of cardboard (45cm x 36cm)
2. Draw a 17" x 13" rectangle (45cm x 33cm). Since you already have a 17"x14.2" rectangle, you only need to draw the top line.
3. Draw the bird and tree design, or any other design you may want.
4. Cut the design, without cutting the base.
It turned out like this :
Have you noticed that part of the design (the set of three leaves) is gone? That is because my cat thought it would be funny to play with it! It was all bent and creased so I just cut it off.
Here is the one to blame, sleeping on the placemat template.
Anyway, it's definitely not as pretty as the laser-cut ones from Publique Shop, but it took me 20 minutes to make 6 and my guests were very enthusiastic about it!
I hope you liked this DIY! Please let me know if you need help or if something is unclear. If you try it, I would love to know how it went!
Have a lovely day!