We decided to add Freebie Friday to our 2011 curriculum. We get many questions asking for a little more detail as to how we did some of the projects on our blog. Even though most of these things can be found on many other sites, we decided to add them to our site for easy access. We are NOT claiming these as our original ideas; just making them available for faster reference. We will feature instructions for making embellishments, projects, techniques...a great variety of things will be shown here.
This week, we are showcasing this great embellishment that can be found just about everywhere these days AND we have used it MANY times on our projects. So, we thought it would be fun to share with you the quick, easy steps to create these medallions or sometimes called accordion flowers.
First, gather your supplies. You can use patterned paper or card stock. Patterned paper is somewhat easier to work with and that is what we used for our example. Cut a strip of paper for your medallion that is 12" long. The width can be any size; it just depends on how large you want your medallion to be. The example below is 1-1/2" x 12".
Once you determine the size, use your scoring tool and score every 1/4" from one end to the other.
Next, fold back and forth creating the mountains and valleys or a long pleated strip. Add sticky strip to one end. Next, punch two circles of card stock, one for the front and one for the back.
Secure the ends of the pleated strip together creating a circle.
Place a small amount of hot glue on one circle and adhere to the center of the flattened, pleated strip. Add hot glue to the second card stock circle and place it in the center on the opposite side. We found hot glue works the best but some like to use the large 3-D glue dots.
There you have it! Embellish and add to all types of projects. You can go here, for one of our past projects that used this medallion flower.