Friday, November 19, 2010

Paper Medallion Christmas Ornament

My three year old loved making this ornament, we had to space it out over two days, just due to the paint needing to dry but there was just something about this project that she loved. Which made me so very happy!

What you will need:
  • Papier-mache medallion
  • Paint
  • Paint brush
  • Solid and patterned scrapbook paper
  • Glue
  • Scallop edge paper punch
  • Snowflake paper punch (to punch out a snowflake, you could use other decorative punches if you had to change and could also give your ornament a totally different look).
  • Double-stick foam circles (you would not need this but the only reason we used it was so that the scalloped circle that we punched out was a little more raised/elevated to give it a little depth. You would not necessarily need it).
  • Brag, eyelets, etc.
First you will need to paint your medallion in your desired color of paint. We painted the sides and back of our medallion and then let it dry. Then the following day (or you could later in the day) paint the front of medallion but only going in about an inch. We did this due to the scrapbook paper going almost but not quite to the edge of the medallion.

Trace the back of the medallion or with a smaller circle object (like a class, cup, etc.), onto the back of your scrapbook paper. Tracing on the back of the paper just due to not seeing the pencil marks on the front of the scrapbook paper front design.

Cut out the circle and glue to the front of the medallion.

Punch out a smaller scalloped circle from a solid piece of paper that compliments your larger circle that you cut from the scrapbook paper. Punch a hole into the center of the scallop and the snowflake and join the two together with a brag.

Use the foam circles to adhere the scalloped circle/snowflake on to the medallion.

It is ready to hang.

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