Newspaper Medallions

Make these upcycled newspaper medallions to welcome your guests.

How to Make Newspaper Medallions

    What You'll Need:

    • Newspaper
    • Stapler
    • Scissors
    • Tape
    • Streamers
    • Twist ties
    • Hole punch
    • String

      Make It:

      1. Fold a newspaper page along its existing crease. Fold the page accordion-style; staple at center.
      2. Use scissors to round the ends.
      3. Create a fan: Tape two sides together.
      4. Repeat with a second piece. Tape two to four fans together at seams to create circle.
      5. For the pom-poms, cut a piece of streamer 3 yards long. Fold the streamer every 4" to create a folded stack. Cut the looped ends, creating a stack of individual pieces.
      6. Cut into both short sides of stack to create two fringed edges. Use a twist tie to secure fringed streamers together at center. To finish, fluff fringe.
      7. Tape pom-pom's twist tie to medallion.
      8. Punch two holes into one fold of medallion; thread string through.

        Originally published in the May 2013 issue of Parents magazine.