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Patriotic Door Medallions (Free Printables) and I Love The USA Blog Hop!

4th of july medallions at tatertots and jello

Happy Monday!!

Today I am sharing an easy way to make Patriotic Door and Party Decor using tissue paper medallions. You may have noticed that I LOVE embellishing these easy and inexpensive party medallions. I have listed some of my other projects using them at the bottom of the post.

4th of july medallion and printables

Since 4th of July is coming up (and if you are in Utah, we also celebrate the 24th of July). So pretty much the whole month of July is festive around here. I love decorating my door. And instead of ANOTHER wreath, I decided to make a GIANT Patriotic Lolly AND coordinating smaller lollies.

fabric fabric patriotic medallion at tatertots and jello

I also made some FREE printables that YOU can print off for this project.

My friends Jen Goode and Laura Kelly contacted me a few weeks ago to see if I would like to participate in a fun blog hop. Laura has a new fabric line coming out and wanted to have some people make projects using her new fabric line. I thought it sounded like such a fun idea!!

Here’s how I made the GIANT Patriotic Medallion and coordinating smaller Door Medallion Garland:

Jen and Laura sent me a fun package of goodies to use for this project:

blog hop ideas

make a fabric medallion

1. I took a large, tissue-paper medallion. (you can buy these at any party supply store)

2. Then I cut a length of 1 yard x 5 inch section of fabric and the folded it up accordian-style.

3. I pressed the fabric with an iron.

4. Once it cooled, I hot glued both ends together, making the fabric into a circle.

5. Then I applied a layer of Mod Podge to the circle to make the fabric stiff.

6. Once the Mod Podge was dry, I hot glued the fabric to a circle of cardstock on the back.

7. Then I hot glued the fabric with cardstock circle onto the tissue paper medallion.

8. I then printed off the circle printables, cut them out with pinking shears (optional) and then hot glued one onto the center of the medallion.

9. Then I flipped the medallion over and added some printed ribbons to the back and hot glued another circle of cardstock to the back to hold the ribbons on.

10.  I also hot glued a little ribbon onto the back of the medallion so I would have somewhere to hang the medallion.

***I did the same thing to create the smaller medallions. To attach them together, I added a little tape to the edge of each medallion and then punched a hole in each piece of tape using a hole punch. This makes the hole more durable so it doesn’t rip through when hung.

three patriotic medallions

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Here’s how to download the printable medallions:

Just right-click this link or the image below and choose “save as” to download the PDF — and print away (for personal use only)!

patriotic printables - both pages

patriotic medallions on the porch at tatertots and jello

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Here’s a list of all of the other fabulous sites participating in this patriotic blog hop … and it will be updated throughout the week, so be sure to check back!

i love the usa blog hop

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And you can also win some lovely crafty goodie boxes!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Have a great week!! 



  1. What a cool idea! Love the way you decorated! TYFS :)


  2. I love these! And the way you decorated your porch! Beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Looks like a party on a door! Can I come?

  4. Thanks for sharing with us, Jen!

  5. Fabulous, as usual!! I’ve never made a medallion, but I’m loving these patriotic themed ones. Have a fantastic week. xo

  6. What a great project Jen! I love how you used Laura’s fabric and all of the other fun supplies we received. It’s a pleasure hopping with you :-)

  7. Jean Bullock says:

    Wonderful decorations. This is cool.

  8. I love the USA with 17 years of military service. We’ll be celebrating with a backyard BBQ :)

  9. barbara macaskill says:

    I LOVE the idea of medallions for the door! Such a refreshing idea! TFS!

  10. Love that fabric circle idea…brilliant! Holly :-)

  11. Gorgeous project! I love those ribbons. Thank you for the FREE Printables!

  12. I love this idea and I especially love that it looks fabulous but doesn’t take years of practice to make, awesome! Thank you for sharing your creativity with us this week and YAY for free printables!

  13. These are stunning!

  14. There’s nothing like a little red, white & blue to brighten up any summer door. So much fun!

  15. LOVE these DIY’s for the fourth! The porch looks beautiful and so festive!

  16. A smaller version of these would be darling on a bike for a 4th of July parade too!

  17. So cute Jen- I love patriotic decorations!

  18. So very cute and simple. Our weather is to humid for this to be outside but maybe I could make it for our inside porch!

  19. Love the USA! Going to celebrate by spending time with my family!

  20. These are so cute and so festive. I love them. Thanks for participating in the hop! You rock.

  21. These are so festive and fun! I love your medallions and entryway. Thank you for the inspiration!


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