Still looking for July 4th decorating ideas?  No worries, there is still plenty of time to whip up some patriotic crafty projects before the 4th arrives.  These patriotic paper medallions are quick and easy, and I’m providing a tutorial AND the printables!  This project coordinates with my Stars & Stripes Printable Party Kit.

July 4th printable party decorations paper medallion

First, Download free Stars & Stripes printable circles. Print the 3″ circles onto heavy white cardstock.  Cut out using a circle cutter, 3″ punch, or plain old scissors.  Set them aside for later.

You’ll also need:
12×12″ red and blue cardstock and/or patterned paper
paper glue (I like Zip Dry from Beacon Adhesives because it dries very quickly)
Bamboo skewers

July 4th printable paper medallion materials

Cut 2 strips of cardstock to 3×12″ each.  Fold paper accordion-style into 1/2″ pleats (just like paper fans from elementary school!).  Each strip will become 1/2 of the medallion.  Overlap folds and glue together using Zip Dry to form one long strip. Then overlap and glue the open ends together to form a circle.

Printable Party Medallion tutorial steps

Don’t worry if you end up with a circle that pops up like figure 4.  We’ll fix that.

Printable paper medallion tutorial 2

Add a drop of Zip Dry in between folds on reverse side of medallion, and gently push the center down to form the folded circle shape.  I also like to glue a circle of extra cardstock to the back of the medallion to help secure the circle in place (or a circle cut from a second Stars & Stripes printed circle if I’m hanging the finished medallions).

Printable Paper Medallion Tutorial

When the medallion is dry, glue the Stars & Stripes 3″ Circle to the center of the front.  Don’t be skimpy with the glue here, the extra will sink down into the folds and help adhere the circle more securely.  Your medallion is finished!

Glue a bamboo skewer to the back of one of the folds, or punch a hole in the top to hang.  Repeat with the other freebie circles and remaining cardstock or patterned paper.

July 4th Free Printable party decor

I chose to add the skewers to my party medallions, trim them to 3 sizes, and pop them in a metal bucket.  I also added a bottle wrap from the complete Stars & Stripes Printable Party Kit to accent the bucket.

Thanks for stopping by!  I’d love to see what you make with the Stars & Stripes circles!


Stars & Stripes Deluxe Printable Party Kit

Patriotic Printable Party Supplies | Carla Schauer Designs

Patriotic Printable Party Supplies | Carla Schauer Designs

The Deluxe Stars & Stripes printable party kit comes with both 4th of July and non-holiday specific USA printables.  The set includes 14 print-at-home files, some of which can be customized by you.

See al Stars & Stripes printable party photos.

Purchase Stars & Stripes party on Etsy.


Free Patriotic Sparkler/Glowstick Holder Printables

Make July 4th Sparkler Holders. These free printables from Carla Schauer Designs coordinate with another free printable patriotic project, and a full Stars & Stripes printable party!

Free July 4th Sparkler Holder Printables |Carla Schauer Designs


 Get the coordinating sparkler holders!

View the July 4th Sparkler Holder project post to download the FREE Stars & Stripes Printable.









Until next time…


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  4. You gave great instructions for the medallions. I will be attempting them for the Fourth of July. Thanks for the printable circle.

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