How To Make Paper Medallions

Paper medallions

As promised on Wednesday, when I showed you my newly decorated wall of paper medallions,  here’s a tutorial on how to make them.  This is my method, which no doubt will may differ from other’s techniques!

  1. Accordion fold your paper.  This was a 12 x 12 piece of scrapbook paper.   Once it’s folded, accordion style, fold it in half.

wpid-wp-1442514274675.jpeg      For the large medallions, you will need to pieces of paper.

2.  Nestle them together.
wpid-wp-1442514265641.jpeg3.  Secure them in the middle, either with a staple, a piece of clear tape or hot glue.
wpid-wp-1442514254144.jpeg4.  Open out the fan folds and secure the pieces together, making a circle.
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It should look like this…

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Punch a hole in the back of the medallion, in order to hang it.

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The hole should be unseen, in the back of the pinwheel.

Gently hammer a straight pin into the wall.  Slip the medallion onto the straight pin to hang!

pin for hanging pinwheel

I made another smaller medallion to go in the center.  I love the contrast.  it also helps to hide where you secured it in the midle.

Now, stand back and admire your handiwork!

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Isn’t that simple?  It’s also tons of fun!  Hope you’ll craft up some for your house or party!

Stay refreshed,

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