- 3-inch square each of medium-weight and lightweight cardboard
- 20 to 25 pages from a book (ours are from a vintage French book)
- Fast-drying glue (such as Aleene’s Fast Grab Tacky Glue)
- 4-inch length of 18-gauge wire
- Small weight (such as a jar, vase, or paperweight)
- Parchment paper or blank flyleaf (end paper) from book
- Roll of crepe paper: ivory
- 1/2-inch-wide silk ribbon: ecru
Cut twenty-four 2×3-inch rectangles from the book pages. Roll 12 rectangles crosswise (starting at one short end) and staple the ends (see photo, above). Roll the remaining rectangles on the diagonal; staple the ends.
Prepare the Base
Trace quarter-circle pattern (available, below) four times to draw an 8-inch-diameter circle onto white paper. Center covered square, wrong side up, on circle (see photo, above). Evenly space 12 diagonally wrapped paper rolls around the square, using outer edge of paper circle as a guide. Glue rolls to base. Glue a crosswise paper roll between each pair of diagonal rolls. Place a small weight in the center, being careful not to crush outer part of rolls. Let dry.
Make the Fleur-De-Lis Medallion
Run a bead of glue around back edge of parchment-paper medallion. Working off the crepe paper roll, adhere crepe paper around parchment-paper medallion, beginning at bottom of medallion and finger-creasing pleats every 1/4 to 1/2 inch. Allow 3/4 inch of ruffle to show around medallion (see photo, above). When finished finger-creasing pleats, cut crepe paper from roll.
Finish the Ornament
Glue lightweight cardboard shape to back of finished medallion. Glue medallion to center of rolled-paper ornament; weight in place until dry. Thread ribbon through wire loop and tie in bow for a hanging loop.