Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Craft Tuesday: Cut Paper Medallions

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Cut Paper Medallions: Quick And Gorgeous Last Minute Holiday Decorations!

Paper Flowers Layered BlogCut paper medallions in a range of colors, sizes and designs, and layer them! It's that simple.

You'll Need:
  • large and small squares of colored paper, thin origami-like paper is easiest to work with
  • glue stick or white glue
  • clear contact paper (optional)
  • scissors

How To:
  1. Follow the folding diagrams below and learn how to make a medallion before you get started. Experiment with all kinds of cuts, and see which shapes you like the best.
  2. Cut squares from your colored paper and following the instructions below, start making medallions in all shapes and sizes.
  3. Layer medallions (adhere with glue, brushed on for larger layers) of different sizes and colors for the most stunning results.
  4. If you like, sandwich medallions between clear contact paper and cut around outside of shape to remove extra contact paper. This step makes the medallions much stronger more suited for hanging.
Paper Medallion Diagram
  • A. Fold square in half on dotted line.
  • B. Fold triangle in half on dotted line.
  • C. Fold triangle in half again on dotted line.
  • D. Fold triangle on dotted line.
  • E. Your folded shape should look like this.
Paper Medallion Diagram2
F. Now is the fun part, the surprise of what results after you cut off the top triangle by cutting on the top red line, and giving the medallion interest depending on what shapes you choose to cut out from the sides. Have fun, and to duplicate a result that you love, fold the medallion back up and trace the outlines of the cut outs onto another folded triangle.

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