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Thank you for calling by my blog and I would like to share with you a quick and accurate way to cut out the octagon shape as used in the tabletopper in my post below.
I used a sheet of newspaper - because it was big enough - and used a pizza baking tray to get the size that I wanted. Trace around the outside of the tray and cut so you have a circle as shown below
Secondly fold the circle in half so you have what it looks like
And then fold that half circle in half again so that you end up with what looks like a wedge of pie.
Take your ruler and pen and draw a line from the narrowest point out to the curved edge then draw a line from the outside edges into the centre line as shown in the photo below
Now take your scissors and cut along the line across the top so you end up with the curves as straight lines as shown below - it now looks like a kite.
Now open up the paper and you should have the perfect octagon. You can vary the size of the octagon by using a smaller or larger plate to draw around.
I hope you found this tutorial useful and if you make a tabletopper I would love to know.
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