Yesterday at Target, I found a very cute paper medallion on clearance. It was originally $3.99, and on sale for $1.98. For ONE paper medallion, I think that’s super pricey. I bought it, but only so that I could use it as a template to learn how to make my own. Now that I’ve figured out how to make them, I thought I would share it with you guys.
To begin, you’ll need:
- 3 coordinating pieces of scrapbook paper
- scissors & pinking sheers
My papers were from a 6 x 6 inch pack. If you’re working with this size too, cut three 6 inch strips that are .75 inches wide. You can see that my cutting lines aren’t exactly straight, and you really can’t tell on the finished product once it’s folded up.
Fold accordion style, every half inch. If you wait to join the strips until the accordion folds are done, it’s easy to glue then together so the folds kind of hide the joins. Finally, glue it all together so that it makes one big star.
Cut out one large circle, with a diameter of 3.5 inches. The smaller circle should be about 1.75 inches in diameter. Use pinking sheers to cut around the edges of the small circle.
Spread a good amount of glue, using your glue stick, in the area of the big circle that the accordion circle will be sitting on. Then, flatten your accordion circle so that it lies flat as shown. It’s a little tricky at first! One big key to getting this to work is to press on it for a minute or so once you stick the accordion circle down onto the big circle. It wants to pop off. You can use your hand, or a saucer or something. Then, when that’s set, glue on the top circle.
The medallion that I originally purchased from Target was for gift wrapping. Wrap a pretty matching ribbon around your package, and stick the medallion on top. And be proud of yourself for saving $3.99 and making it yourself!
I think they could also be super cute as awards for kids, with two pieces of ribbon sticking out from the bottom. Of course, the small circle would need to have words on it if you did this.