I love these, they are so pretty! I made them into ornaments a few years ago. They look cute on packages or hung from the ceiling. I made mine from vintage sheet music but you can use most papers, with the exception of heavy card stock. Here is a quick tutorial.
I started with a couple of pieces of sheet music, i cut them into equal pieces.
Join the ends so they form a circle.
Push the center down to flatten. Add hot glue in the center to hold it together. I added a vintage button in the center.
For the large one I used a full sheet. I ended up using five of them and repeated the same process as the smaller ones. I punched a hole in one of the pleats then added a length of fishing line to each for hanging.
** When you go to flatten the paper medallion you’ll know if you’ve made your strip long enough. If you need to add more length just cut apart your circle add another piece and glue back together.