Sunday, March 4, 2018

How To Make Accordion Medallions Quick And Easy

Charity here from Scrappin' Chaos with a quick and easy way to make accordion fold medallions. Birds and feathers in pastel colors embellish this spring banner. The medallions that frame the letters are made from a circle of paper rather than a strip. This cuts down on the amount of paper needed as well as the time required to make the folds.
Step 1:Cut a 5” circle. Cut a 1.75” circle from the center, set this aside for final step.
Step 2: Fold circle in half, lining up outer and inner edges. This will mark the center line and give you a guide for the following folds.
Step 3: Place #6 Template on circle, lining up existing creases.
Step 4: Score remaining six lines. Fold circle at each of these score marks.
Step 5:Fold circle in half at one set of score marks. This will give you a half circle with four creased sections. Fold one section in half to create a crease for the next set of sections.
Step 6:Place #6 Template on circle, over new crease. Score remaining 7 lines. Fold circle at each score mark. 
Step 7:Refold sections so that every other crease is up.
The finished medallion has 16 creases. The banner medallions have 32 creases.
Step 8:Repeat steps 5 and 6 until your medallion has the desired number of creases.  
Step 9:Spread glue on reserved center circle. Best Glue Ever from ScraPerfect holds the foiled papers together. Spread evenly and allow to partially dry.
  Step 10:Place accordion fold medallion on center circle. Hold in place till secure. Leave to dry completely.
The birds and feathers are die cut from the Spring variety pack. Embossing the birds gives them an additional spark of originality. I added different feather lengths to the banner pieces, but kept with the pastel color theme.

Stop by my blog Scrappin' Chaos for a list of supplies.

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1 comment:

Michelle Wells said...

I am in love with this! So colorful! And I love birds :)