Paper Medallion Tutorial

Thursday, March 6, 2014

I have a little tutorial for you today - Mom used this technique when we made all the decorations for my cousin's baby shower and I just had to share! Now bear with me - the pictures aren't the best, but sometimes you have to work with what you've got :)

First, cut strips of paper (we used 2" x 12" strips). You can leave them plain on both edges OR use a border punch down one side to give your medallion some extra flair. Next, you want to score the paper every half inch, and then fold it back and forth until you get something that looks like this:

Or you can use your Cameo and make it even faster! We used a cut file from the Silhouette Online Store, but you could easily draw the strip, perforate it every half inch, and then cut it out and fold the paper. You could add hearts, stars, or a scalloped edge to one side to make it pretty.

We ended up using 2 strips to make each medallion. Just glue two folded pieces together and then bring your ends together, forming a circle. An easy way to hold that circle shape is by placing your papers in a small box lid:

Mom cut out one corner so she could slide in a popsicle stick. We were making things for the centerpieces.

Glue a circle to each side of the medallion:

And put something on top of it to hold it in place until it dries!

You could add a sticker, initial, charm, or a die cut to the circle to embellish the medallion.

How cute is that??

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1 comment :

  1. Fantastic tutorial, your Mom is very creative to use the box to hold the stick while gluing that's a good tip :)


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