DIY Paper Medallions Miniaturized
Christmas and New Year are knocking on our door already with an enthusiastic and warm joy that we all simply adore. In order to embrace the jolly atmosphere and enhance the quality time spent with our loved ones we are starting early with decorations this year, especially with DIY decoration projects that are here to channel time, patience and dedication into an extraordinary personal items realized with or for the loved ones. With this thought in mind we’ve started posting Christmas DIY Projects for two weeks now here on Homesthetics and today we are showcasing DIY Paper Medallions, miniaturized pieces, specially prepared for the Christmas Tree and different inspiring DIY Paper Snowflakes in all their splendour.
Paper medallions have been around for a while now and tradition should never perish, learn your child how to create these simple and efficient pieces, invest some time into learning by doing. A successful diy project is, for every individual, a very effective way of learning and progressing as a person at a smaller scale.
The medallions showcased have between 6 – 10cm in diameter, they are especially effective in groups or on Christmas presents, replacing the DIY Paper Bow. We have found them highly effective and impressive alongside paper snowflakes as well, in the Christmas Tree.
Basically all you need is a few regular craft materials, colored or plain white A4 paper, scissors, glue and colored or white thread. Most of us have these already in homes already and we can happily get to work already.
Materials required for the DIY Miniaturized Paper Medallions
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+ Colored or Plain White A4 Paper
+ A Pair of Scissors
+ Basic Ruler
+ Colored or White Thread
+ Double sided tape or glue
+ Printable templates showcased below
Step by step guide
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1. Start by simply printing the provided template onto A4 paper. In theory you can make up to four medallions from each sheet of A4 paper. Cut it out.
2. Take the needle and where marked, piece the sheet of paper .
3. Now with the same needle pierce the straight lines, make use of the ruler.
4. Simple fold the piece of paper now as an accordion.
5. With caution, cut out the diamond shaped pieces now.
6. Next you have to cut some thread, cut a bigger segment, you can trim it afterwards.
7 & 8. Insert the thread through all the holes except the first and last one.
9. Simple stick the end of a paper to the other end now. You can use double sided tape or glue.
10. Now insert the thread through the last hole.
11. It is time to wrap it up. Pull on the ends of the thread until they are tight and press the medallion down to flatten it, keep it in place well or the medallion will spring back up.
12. Find something in your home that can weight the medallion and tie a double knot on the thread. Make sure that the knot is as tight as possible to finish the paper art piece perfectly. Hopefully you’ll create these small paper sculptures with the loved ones and they will be there to push down the medallion flat while you knot the thread.
Feel free to print the template on bigger paper sizes and materialize bigger medallions in your home, you can even offer them as a gift. In theory to maintain the proportions the length of the paper should at least eight times longer than the width.
DIY Paper Snowflake Templates
DIY paper snowflakes are extraordinary, probably one of the most amazing methods of creating art through paper, especially for children. Learning how to create an entire snowflake just by folding a piece of paper into a triangle and how a simple cut influences the entire end result is fascinating. It encourages and enhances progress, self discovery, visual perspective and visual magic all these whilst being extremely beautiful, magical and a project full of substance in ensemble.
We can learn so much and we can share so many experiences through snowflakes, both real and paper ones. Make a few with your loved ones while you enjoy the warmth of the chimney, a hot chocolate and Christmas carols and you will see the eyes of the small ones shivering with joy and happiness along the process.
What do you think about the selection of DIY Paper Art projects showcased below? What would you add to our guide and what would you materialize out of all these? We would love to hear your opinion in the comment section below.