Friday, 11 December 2015

A Namibian Christmas | Part 3 – Afrofuturist medallions

These Afrofuturist inspired medallions are striking and so simple to make.
Use them as tree, present or table decorations.

I used this geometric light-weight wrapping paper by Skinny laMinx, though any patterned paper will do.

  • A selection of light-weight papers
  • A pair of scissors
  • A stapler

  1. Fold and cut a square of any size (using the directions in the spiral snowflake post).
  2. Fold the square in half, quarters and eighths until you have a zig-zag accordion fan, with equal sections.
  3. Fold the entire section in half and staple in the centre.
  4. Repeat this to make 2 equal sections. 
  5. Carefully cut triangular sections into the ends and sides of the folded sections. Repeat the pattern on both sides to create a symmetrical medallion. Experiment with different cuts and angles for interesting shapes. 
  6. Carefully open each section into a circular fan shape. Fasten each section at the ends with tape or a stapler to make the finished circular medallion.

Photography by Rémy Ngamije |

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