D.I.Y. Wedding Favor Medallions By Lisa Fulmer for ACTÍVA Products


Air Dry Clay, Craft Tutorials, Color Plus Clay

ACTÍVA Products

Create unique, handmade favors for your wedding guests that are quick and easy to make, yet truly worth keeping – hand-stamped clay medallions painted in colors to match your location or wedding theme. Each medallion is not only pretty, but versatile, too. You can add it to a beaded cord to wear as a pendant, dangle it from the bottom of a sun catcher, or even turn it into a magnet. Use several different stamp images and colors for variety. Whether you place one medallion at each table setting or display them all together in a bowl, your guests will have fun choosing and swapping their favorite images and colors. You can use any acrylic paint, but I especially love using iridescent paints for that extra shimmer.


    • Color Plus Clay – white
    • 5” round metal cookie cutter
    • Non-stick work mat
    • Rubber stamps
    • Stamp ink (optional)
    • Wood skewer
    • EarthSafe Finishes Iridescent Paints by Ann Butler
    • White paint marker
    • Cardstock
    • 5” round paper punch, 1/16” mini hole punch
    • Sheer ribbon, large beading needle

1. Press out some clay to about ¼” thick, using the heel of your hand (or a non-stick rolling pin) on top of a non-stick mat. Press a rubber stamp firmly into the clay to create a blind embossed image. If you want to tint the recessed areas of the image, ink up the stamp first.

2. Cut out medallions from the embossed clay with a cookie cutter. Use a wood skewer to poke a hole near the top of each medallion. Smooth out the back and edges as needed and set aside to dry for 24 hours.

  1. Paint each medallion (front, edge, back) 2 coats, making sure to brush away and blend in any excess paint that might pool up in the recessed areas. Once dry, try highlighting either the raised or recessed areas with a white paint marker.

  1. Print the couple’s name and wedding date several times on a sheet of cardstock and punch into circle tags. Punch holes in each circle tag to match the holes in the medallions.

5. Thread some ribbon through a tag and a medallion (back to back) with the needle, tie an overhand knot and trim the ribbon ends.

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