Even though this DIY might be a bit more labor intensive than some of the other projects featured on the site, I think these beautiful medallions are a great idea as place cards for your wedding. Laurie does a great job of breaking down the project into steps that are manageable and simple enough for any novice to DIY to undertake. Enjoy!
folded pack of crepe paper. You’ll want the “grain” of the paper to
run the short way. The bottom of your strip should be cut with
standard scissors, but you can use any decorative scissors to cut the
top edge. (See figure one)
strip (straight edge at the bottom, ruffled edged on top) and begin
folding small, angled pleats. Keep the completed pleats pinched
between your left hand thumb and index finger as you work. Keep your
the completed pleats with your right thumb and index finger, fold with
your left hand. (See figure 2)
medallion 45 degrees, and staple again to create a “x” in the center.
This should secure all the pleats. If, by chance, it doesn’t, it’s
fine to add another staple or two. (See figure 3 and 4)
and 15 inches long. Repeat steps 2 through 5 to create a second,
slightly smaller medallion. You can use the same color paper as you
did for the first medallion, or you can chose a coordinating color.
glue in the center of your larger medallion and place the smaller
medallion on top of it.
circle with the name centered on it. Glue the circle in the middle of
the smaller medallion. (See figure 5)
larger medallion. (finished ends dangling down). Cut a circle out of
your decorative paper, ( smaller than the diameter of your largest
medallion) and glue to the back. (See figure 6)
begin making your pleats. When your circle is complete, go around it
again and make a second row of pleats and then staple the center.
(See figure 7)
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While we're always fans of weddings filled with beautiful, unique ideas so that we can show them to you, we know that not every couple is concerned about the small touches or has the budget to be able to do everything they wish they could. On this rainy wedding day in Oregon, the aesthetic focus was on the couple's amazing style, a beautiful stationery suite, and a dainty bridal bouquet -- and it's perfectly fine to leave it at that.