Project

Edge-Punched Medallions

Give any special occasion an extra pop of color with graphic medallion embellishments.

Edge-Punched Medallions

Source: The Martha Stewart Show, May 2010

Introduction

Resources

Scoring board, 12-by-12-inch paper pads, and edge-punch sets available from Martha Stewart Crafts.

materials

  • 12-by-12-inch paper pad

  • Craft knife

  • Scoring board

  • Decorative edge punch

  • Coordinating corner punch

  • Hot-glue gun and hot-glue sticks

  • Hot-glue mat

steps

  1. Cut two 12-inch-squares of paper in half to make 4 strips. Punch one long edge of each strip.

  2. Lay strip on score board, with length perpendicular to score lines. Identify a "valley" or "peak" in the edge-punched design, and score paper on every other valley or peak. Flip strip over and score again, between scored valleys or peaks. Repeat for all strips.

  3. Place a piece of double-sided tape on each short edge of the accordion-folded strips. Tape one strip to another, end to end, lining up design. Flatten out resulting tube, forming a circular medallion.

  4. Add a dab of hot glue to center of medallion to secure in place; place a household item (such as a glass, bottle, or plate) on center to hold while glue cools.

  5. Create a decorative center with punches, and glue to center of medallion.

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