Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Tuesday Tutorial: How to make a 4th of July Medallion Banner

Making things festive for fourth of July can be easy and cost effective...and a little quirky too! 
Here is a fun, easy project for the 4th of July and it's green too...a Paper Medallion Banner!

You will need:
 -A computer for printing out your letters (spelling out your message)
- Cereal box
-Newspapers (like your local Gazette)  a sheet for each letter
- Red and Blue rolls of crepe streamers
-  stapler
- glue gun

crepe paper ribbon, newspaper, stapler (glue gun not shown)
begin folding at bottom of newspaper rectangle...back and forth
...just like a fan or an accordion...
Fold in the middle

... staple at the top to keep "fan" in fan shape...
make two fans per medallion, make one medallion per letter....
staple both fans together to create a medallion...
center and trace a circle around letters you have printed from the computer...
trace and cut out same size  circle out of your cereal box cardboard....
start folding and stapling crepe ribbon around cardboard circle....
finally cut out letters and attach with hot glue to your "medallions"..
Alternate colors for a festive touch...
hot glue letter medallion to center of your newspaper medallion..
with a hole punch, punch a hole at the top of each medallion, string with twin, hang and enjoy!

Happy 4th of July!!!

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