How to: Make Tissue Paper Medallions (from the Spooky Forest Kids' Halloween Party)

Get the easy how-to for all of the tissue paper medallions featured in the Spooky Forest Kids' Halloween Party.


All of the following projects appear in our Spooky Forest Halloween Party for Kids. Learn how to make tissue paper medallions for a garland, a cupcake pick, a pedestal, and other decorative accents to transform your living room into a forest glade that's party-ready.

Happy Halloween Garland

This garland adorns a treat table that's decked out in black and green. To make the garland, print our letter circles onto white cardstock and cut out. Make tissue paper medallions for each circle by accordion-folding sheets of green tissue paper with 3/8-inch pleats. With the tissue paper still folded, cut into 3-inch long pieces, so that the finished medallions are two inches wider than the diameter of the circles. Open a cut piece, creating a fanned loop and taping the ends together. Invert the pleats toward the center to create a circular medallion; tape the center to keep edges together. Hot-glue each circle to a medallion. Punch holes on the outside edge of each medallion, one at each side toward the top. Thread narrow black ribbon through the holes to join the medallions.

Get the Happy Halloween letter circles.

Tissue Paper Medallion Cupcake Pick

Make a cupcake stand out on a pedestal with a decorative pick fashioned from a tissue paper medallion. Download the party logos, available below. Choose your logo, cut out around the circle, and tape it to a tissue-paper medallion. To make the medallion, lay two colors of tissue on top of each other with about 1/2-inch overhang so both colors show. Accordion-fold the papers, creating pleats that are about 3/8-inch wide. With the tissue paper still folded, cut to the desired size. Open a cut piece, creating a fanned loop and taping the ends together. Invert the pleats toward the center to create a circular medallion; tape the center to keep the edges together. Tape the back of the tissue-paper medallion to a lollipop stick. Insert into a regular-size cupcake to use as a centerpiece for a display of mini cupcakes.

Get the party logos.

Tissue-Paper Cupcake Pedestals

Use tissue paper medallions to support chocolate cupcakes in this cloche-covered display. Make a tissue paper medallion about one inch larger than a mini cupcake, adhering it with tape. Poke a wooden skewer through the center of the medallion and put a dab of hot-glue about 1/2-inch from the top of the skewer to hold the medallion in place; let dry. Poke the other end of the skewer through the bottom of the cupcake. Cut the end of the skewer to the desired height. Insert into the foam disk. To make the pedestals, poke a wooden skewer through the center of a medallion, and put a dab of hot-glue 1/2-inch from the top of the skewer; let dry. Poke the other end of the skewer through the bottom of the cupcake; cut the end of the skewer to the desired height and insert into the foam disk.

Bat-Adorned Tissue Paper Medallion

Dress up an apple-bobbing bucket with this bat medallion, made from two different colors of tissue paper. When accordion-folding the pleats, lay the two colors of tissue on top of each other with about 1/2-inch overhang so that both colors show. Cut two circles from patterned papers, making one about 1/2-inch larger than the other. Center the small circle on top of the larger one and glue them together. Download our bat pattern, available below, and print onto white paper. Cut out to use as a pattern. Fold a piece of black cardstock, and place the straight edge of the pattern along the fold on the cardstock. Trace, cut out, and unfold to reveal a black bat shape. Hot-glue the bat to the layered circles, and the layered circles to the tissue-paper medallion.

Get the bat pattern.


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