Good morning! Today I have a fun Halloween project to share with you – a Halloween banner with Pumpkin Medallions! I love medallions! They are easy and inexpensive to make and incredibly festive. I recently purchased a scoring board which has been a complete game-changer in my medallion making. Before I purchased one, I was scoring my paper by running the end of a jewelry pliers into the groove of my paper cutter. This method, while a bit unconventional, worked pretty well, though it was quite time consuming. One 60% off coupon later, and I have my own little scoring board! I may be a bit late to the game, but I am having a blast using it and I have been busy making medallions!
These cute little pumpkins are easy to make and the entire garland only uses a few supplies so making it is a nice inexpensive project! I’m getting excited for Halloween this year! I really need to get going on the costumes for the kids. I have a plan and all of the fabric, which for me takes the longest, so now I just need to get sewing!
Supplies Needed for Halloween Garland with Pumpkin Medallions
- Orange paper
- Black paper
- Orange yarn
- Tacky glue or hot glue (tacky glue is pictured, but I switched to hot glue)
- Paper cutter
- Hole punch
- Scoring board and embossing stylus
STEP 1: Cut strips of orange paper 2″ wide. I used 12″x12″ orange scrapbook paper so each of my pumpkins took two strips of paper to create them.
STEP 2: Score the paper every 1/2″. I used my fun new scoring board and embossing stylus to do this, but you can create these medallions without these tools. Before purchasing a scoring board, I made due with the groove in my paper cutter as you can see in previous tutorials!
STEP 3: Accordion fold the paper strips along your scored lines.
STEP 4: Glue two strips together to make a circle. You can use tacky glue or hot glue. I started with tacky glue but was too impatient so I switched to hot glue. If you use hot glue, you don’t need a lot, just a thin layer. Cut a small square of paper (any color it won’t be seen) to use on the back of the medallion. Put a blob of glue on the small square. Push the top of your medallion down towards the center of itself and then place the center of the medallion on the small square of paper. Hold until the glue dries.
STEP 5: Add faces to your orange medallions. I cut out eyes, noses, and mouths from black card stock and hot glued them to the medallions. I put the noses on the center of the medallion to hide the center.
STEP 6: Repeat the same steps above for the black medallions except this time cut black strips of paper 2.75″ wide. Before accordion pleating my black strips of paper, I used a white colored pencil and drew lines along one side. I did the white lines for 3 of my black medallions.
STEP 7: To string the pumpkin medallion together in a garland, you need to poke holes for the yarn. First I poked two holes into the black medallions about an 1.5″ apart using my stylus. I threaded the yarn through all the black medallions and then glued my orange pumpkin medallions to the top of the black ones with hot glue. Keep the hot glue in the center so it didn’t reach the yarn, this way I can still slide the medallions along the yarn.
The Halloween Garland is complete!
I love the pumpkin medallions! They turned out so nicely I decided to create one giant one, pictured on the mantel, that I plan to hang on our door. I have a few more Halloween crafts coming up over the next few weeks, so be sure to stop back again!
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