Recognize this from my Patriotic Mantel post a few days ago?
Well it’s SO easy to make!
It’s super cute, festive, and contains little cherry sour delights that my husband and I can’t stop eating. The jar was quickly emptied after taking this picture. 🙂
I grabbed my candy jar pedestal from storage (find the simple tutorial HERE). I use the thing all the time, by the way. I’m so glad that I painted it white because it works for every holiday, party, and function.
Then I made a fun polka dotted paper medallion (just like in this tutorial that I posted a little bit ago) to tie around the jar. Lastly, I filled it with sour cherry balls….and…ta da! It’s a perfectly patriotic and yummy decor piece!
Here’s another quick how-to on making paper medallions:
Grab a 12×12 sheet of patterned paper or cardstock and cut three strips of equal width. The width determines the size of your final product, so plan accordingly.
Punch two circles out of the same paper too.
If you have a score board, make score lines where your folds will be. If not, just fold each strip carefully and as evenly possible, accordion-style as shown above.
Using a hot glue gun, glue the pieces edge to edge.
Then glue the beginning to the end, so you can form it into a circle as shown below.
Hold your circle in place while you put a little hot glue onto the back of one of your circles. This takes serious talent!
Scrunch the medallion in close so there’s not a huge hole in the center. Then place your circle, glue side down, over the top and hold ’til set.
Flip it over and glue the other circle to the front of the medallion. This gives it stability. Lastly, glue a button or other embellishment to the top if you’d like. Glue the medallion onto a piece of ribbon, tie the ribbon tightly around your jar, and trim the ends so you can’t see them. Now you can easily remove the medallion from the jar.
Display it on your mantel or somewhere in your home where you can snack often!
There are so many great uses for paper medallions!
In case you missed it, they made a fun decorative centerpiece for the goody table at my daughter’s Sweet Shoppe Candy Party.