These seemed really easy to make so I decided to try some mini ones for my mantle. It's been looking a little bare since all the major holidays are over so I figure these springy flowers would add nice pops of color and spice things up. And they do!
Here's the easy tutorial for making some of your own:
You will need:
- decorative paper at least 20" long (I used handmade wrapping paper)
- scissors-straight or decorative cut
- paper glue or glue gun
- yarn, twine or string
- scrap paper in different colors for center circles
First, cut your strips about 20" long using decorative or regular scissors.
(The wider the strip, the larger the medallion--my mini ones were about 2 inches wide.)
Then, fold each strip about 1/4 " -1/2" wide accordion style.
Next, glue the short ends together to form a tube.
Before you flatten each tube, cut out circles in different shapes and colors to add to the centers of the medallions.
Now it's time to flatten each medallion and glue together at the center.
Add your circles to the centers with a dot of hot glue or paper glue.
To make into a garland, I hot glued my medallions to the back of twine to stretch the length of my mantle.
These were really fun to make and I plan on making bigger ones in different colors next time a good excuse for a party rolls around. They would be a great way to repurpose a catalog or an old book, don't you think?
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