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Paper Medallions {Teacher Appreciation}

Posted by  ·  April 18, 2011  ·  Last Updated: May 26, 2016

Hi Skip to my Lou readers! I’m Kami from NoBiggie. I was thrilled when Cindy invited me to be a part of this fun series full of great ideas for teachers. I love Cindy! One of these days, I would love to visit her in her shop: Sweet Baking Supply, and see her in her element, I would LOVE that!

I love flowers, especially flowers that you can plant outside. Here is a fun way to spice up a pretty potted flower. I love making these paper medallions or as I like to call “lollies” because they look like a big lollipop. You could keep this gift as simple as this, or add in a few gardening supplies and a gift card, if you’d like.

Along with this printable reading “Thank you for helping me “GROW” up great!”, you can top the flower with this lollie.

Here is what you’ll need:

– a circle cutter of some sort (I used my epic – a die cutting tool)
– a paper lollie that you have made out of a heavy card stock (Here’s the How-To)
the printable for the center
– a glue stick
– a wooden skewer
– the potted flower
– a roll of crepe paper streamers (I used white and yellow…one for each side of the lollie.)
– a hot glue gun to adhere the lollie to the wooden skewer

Once the printable is cut out, adhere it to a heavier card stock circle of the same size.

To make a lollie this size, start with a 4 inch wide x 12 inch long strip of cardstock. I shared the full Paper Lollie How-To right here.

Now turn the printable over and roll a glue stick over the outside rim and adhere the paper streamer all around the edge pinching it as you go making pleats.

Now you can hot glue the center onto the skewer and the lollie.

And… you are done!

If you’d like, you can do this to both sides of the lollie…or, you could add a message on the backside to your teacher. Stick it in the potted flower, and you are done!

Don’t miss all these wonderful teacher appreciation ideas.

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  2. Thursday, April 19th, 2012
    Used this today, backing it with a paper doily and securing the stick with washi tape. The end result was awesome with great delight from my sons' teachers. Thanks for the the printable!
  3. Wednesday, April 11th, 2012
    Absolutely adorable! I love this idea!
  4. Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011
    I just used your printable and posted pictures. Thank you for the lovely idea. It was just what I needed to pull a gift together!
  5. tina
    Sunday, May 1st, 2011
    how stinkin cute!! what a great idea :)
  6. Saturday, April 30th, 2011
    Great idea!

    I featured it in a round-up of teacher gift ideas!


  7. Saturday, April 23rd, 2011
    I'm in love with paper lollies, and these turned out so adorably! Great idea for spiffy-ing up a plant for a gift!
  8. Tuesday, April 19th, 2011
    Great tutorial! Love the idea and thank you for the printable!
  9. Sarah
    Monday, April 18th, 2011
    I love this idea! Thanks for sharing!!
  10. Monday, April 18th, 2011
    Kami my dear this is so cute!!
  11. Kelley
    Monday, April 18th, 2011
    Love this idea! My daughter has 2 male teachers. I'd love any teacher appreciation ideas you have for them!
  12. Monday, April 18th, 2011
    Thanks girls!

    And thank you Cindy for having me today as your guest! What fun!
  13. Monday, April 18th, 2011
    How AMAZING is Miss Kami? I love this. And I love seeing it next to that cute little girl. It's HUGE! And now I double love it. I always forget about paper Lolli's and I will officially apologize to them. You are adorable paper lolli's. I will not forget about you in the future. :) Great Job Kami!
  14. Monday, April 18th, 2011
    Love this great idea! Thanks Kami! My kids' teachers aren't going to know what hit them with all these awesome ideas!