Honeydew It Yourself Friday! Paper Medallion Inspiration (or paper wheels)

Welcome to the first installment on my weekly HIY Friday series {Honeydew It Yourself}!  It is my hope to post my own DIY’s soon, as I am stocking up on great projects to post in the near future.  But today, I have a great DIY on a rising trend in the wedding and party scene- Paper Medallions!

Photo credits from top left clockwise: Martha Stewart.com, Secondhand Sundays Blog, DIY Wedding.org Blog and Flutter by Atomicbutterfly Blog

Now for the DIY.  You can see above that there are so many different ways you can use this paper project, and so many different sizes you can make {this one makes ones the size of the first image above} so use that big brain of yours and think of a great way you can make yours unique! Also feel free to share those projects with me!

Materials:

Exacto Knife

Scoring board- Martha Stewart’s is great

Hot glue gun or paper cement or a good glue stick or double sided tape

12″x12″ piece of craft paper in whatever color or print you want

Clothes pins or big paper clips to hold the paper in place

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Cut the craft paper in half to make 2 12″x6″ strips.  {You can paper punch this edge now for the decorative effect they show in the first image above}

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Line the paper up on the scoring board and figure out which measurements are going to be the “peaks” and “valleys” or which lines will fold up or down to make the accordion shape.  I use the 1/2″ measurement marks usually.  The 1/2 of each inch is a peak and the full number is the valley, etc. Go ahead and score both sheets of paper

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Fold the 2 strips of paper accordion style to get its shape

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Glue or tape the second strip to the first strip making sure to pay attention to the way the paper folds.  Then bring the other end of the paper strip around to meet the remaining end to form a circle.  Use the clotehs pins or paper clips to keep the glued edges together for a few minutes as they are going to want to snap apart

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Place a dab of hot glue in the center of the formed wheel and decorate with whatever item you want- a button, punched paper, stone, gem, etc.   To hang, either punch a circle out from the top to string through or use a needle and thread and go right through the paper.  All done!

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Happy Planning Everyone!

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