Paper Medallion Christmas Tree {And an Awesome Giveaway}

As I’ve said many times, I have this slight obsession with paper medallions. I just knew I had to use them in some way for Christmas decorating. Take a look at my Paper Medallion Christmas Tree using sheets of double-sided card stock.

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It sort of has a whimsical feel to it, don’t you think? Dan said it reminds him of  “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”! I agree that it’s rather “Seussish”!

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It was super easy to make. I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut perforated lines in 12″ x 12″ doubled-sided card stock and cut them to graduated widths.  To hold the medallion shape together, I hot glued a square of  chip board on one side of each medallion in the center.

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Now you may be wondering what IS that wooden handle-looking thing is that is sticking out of the bottom layer of the tree. Well, it’s a skewer. Yep, a barbecue skewer. I skewered through each layer to create the tree.

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And this lovely little metal tub is the “tree stand”.  I had to bend the handles with plyers so that the tree would rest evenly on the edges.
To give the tree an extra little sparkle, I dipped the edges of each medallion in white glue and then srinkled with glitter. ‘Cause everything is better with glitter, right? Especially German Glitter Glass. Yes, I have another obsession: German Glitter Glass. I big puffy heart that stuff! I can’t wait to show you other ways I am using it.

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That is one glittery star. Yep, German glitter glass I tell ya! Nothing like it!

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Want to Check Out More Silhouette Projects?

My Silhouette Challenge buddies and I are all sharing projects on our blogs today, so peruse the projects below for a wealth of Silhouette inspiration!


  1. 2013 Snowman Christmas Card by Please Excuse My Craftermath…
  2. Christmas Hoop Art by Lil’ Mrs. Tori
  3. Silhouette Nativity Advent Candle Box by One Tough Mother
  4. Christmas Party Photo Booth Props by unOriginal Mom
  5. Another Stenciled Tea Towel by Cutesy Crafts
  6. Silhouette Gift Tags by Rain on a Tin Roof
  7. Snowflake Pin / Ornament by Coley’s Corner
  8. State Sign Couple Gift by It Happens in a Blink
  9. Mason Jar Christmas Ornaments by Vintage News Junkie
  10. Merry Christmas Wall Decor by One Artsy Mama
  11. Deer Head Holiday Banner…featuring Santa’s Reindeer by The Thinking Closet
  12. Restore your UGGS (with PAINT) by From Wine to Whine
  13. Monogrammed Snowflake Ornaments by Architecture of a Mom
  14. Christmas Countdown Sign by The Girl Creative
  15. Elf Chalk Sign: “The Best Way to Spread Christmas” by Weekend Craft
  16. Glittery Christmas Subway Art by The Turquoise Home
  17. Sketch Pen Labels by Sowdering About in Seattle
  18. Snowflake NOEL Sign by My Favorite Finds
  19. DIY Holiday Hostess Gift by Everyday Paper
  20. Folding Nativity Backdrop by Chicken Scratch NY
  21. Recycled Glass Jar Advent Calendar by Nearly Handmade
  22. Reindeer Card: Double-Sided Print & Cut by GetSilvered
  23. Personalized Block Ornament by Suburble
  24. Paper Medallion Christmas Tree by Create & Babble
  25. Mini Mid-Century Homes by Tried & True
  26. Glitter and Vinyl Minecraft Christmas Ornament by A Tossed Salad Life
  27. DIY Countdown to Christmas Refrigerator Style by My Paper Craze
  28. Reversible Recipe Holder/Block Frame by The Sensory Emporium
  29. DIY: Lettered Christmas Pillows by The House on Hillbrook
  30. Simply Charming Christmas Ornaments by Life After Laundry
  31. No Glitter was Worn by GiveMeAPaintbrush
  32. Make Easy Ornaments from Paper Circles by Bringing Creativity to Life
  33. Cutting Machine Embroidery Applique by Terri Johnson Creates
  34. “Believe” Christmas Banner by Daily Dwelling
  35. DIY Christmas Nativity Card by Pitter and Glink

Do you have a Silhouette machine?

Looking for Silhouette inspiration, support, trouble-shooting? Interested in joining us for our group posting event next month? Then, we’d love to have you join our Silhouette Challenge Facebook group. To join, simply fill out the new member request form, and Lauren from The Thinking Closet will get you squared away.


Don’t have a Silhouette, but really, really want one? Well, 30 of my Silhouette crafting buddies and I are giving you the chance to win a $155 Amazon Gift Card!

$155 is more than enough to order your own Silhouette Portrait! Or anything else on your wishlist!  There are 31 potential entries. This giveaway is open to anyone 18 years and older and is an international-friendly giveaway!

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I link to these great parties:

Make It Pretty Monday / Project Inspired / In and Out of the Kitchen / The Scoop / Give Me the Goods / Tutorials & Tips / You’re Gonna Love It / Inspire Me Tuesday / From Dream to Reality / One Project at a Time / Twirl and Take a Bow / The Fun in Functional / Nifty Thrifty Tuesday / Power of Paint Party / Tuesday’s Treasures / Whimsy Wednesday / Throwback Thursday / Tutorials, Tips & Tidbits / Whatever Goes Wednesday / Catch a Glimpse / Inspire Me PleaseShow & Share / Wow Us Wednesdays / Weekly Creative / Grace at Home/ Ladies Only Blog Share / Freedom Fridays / Feathered Nest Friday / Link Party Palooza / The Party Bunch / Furniture Feature Friday / Party Junk / what’s shakin / Anything Blue Friday / Shabbilicious Friday/ Think Pink Sunday / Finding The Pretty & Delicious / Making Monday / Our Sunday Best / Ger Your DIY On / Monday Funday / Make the Scene / That DIY Party / Bewitch Me & Titi / Inspiration Monday / nifty thrifty Sunday /


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      Jeanie says

      Thanks Kirsten! It turned out even better than I had hoped! You should have seen me walking through the house holding that tree by the skewer handle looking for just the right thing to put it in. I was so happy that I remembered that I had those metal buckets, haha!

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    Wow, Jeanie. You outdid yourself with this one! Simply stunning! I love the pattern and color combinations of all your papers stacked atop each other, the touch of glitter on the edges, and you are rocking my world with the German Glitter Glass on the star. I have never heard of that craft supply before, but clearly, we were MFEO. It’s lovely from the star on the tippy top to the galvanized tin base. (Also, you’ve motivated me to really try out that perforated line feature in Silhouette Studio. Can you believe I haven’t tried it yet?!)

    Brava! And thanks for making our December Challenge and Giveaway so special with your amazing contribution!
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    OMGosh! Jeanie, this is amazing! Thank you for sharing. You will be one of the features today at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Pop on over and grab a feature button. The party will be live in a couple of hours. Hope to see your prettiness again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse
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