Make a Paper Poinsettia Wreath

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#PaperCraft Poinsetta #Wreath #DIY #ChristmasDecor #Sizzix @savedbyloves

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It doesn’t get much more Christmas than poinsettias, right?  My grandmother has loved this flower since she was a young girl.  She gets sad when they die, so I thought a paper poinsettia wreath would be just the Christmas gift for her this year.  I made this in about 2.5 hours using the Sizzix Originals poinsettia die.  You could go for the Sizzix Tim Holtz Poinsettia Die if you prefer layers over individual petals (guess what I just ordered).  You could also use a different die cut machine, or heaven forbid, cut the leaves out by hand from a free poinsettia petal template like this one, used to create the flower below.  The look is beautiful.  No die machine necessary!

#PaperCraft Poinsetta #Wreath #DIY #ChristmasDecor #Sizzix @savedbyloves

I love the red and green vellum!

However you get your petals, see how to assemble and shape them, then finish the wreath with me.  This will bring classic beauty to your holiday decor.

#PaperCraft Poinsetta #Wreath #DIY #ChristmasDecor #Sizzix @savedbyloves

You can use any paper you want, but I prefer Kraft Core by Coordinations.  This stuff is by far my favorite flower paper.  You can fold, wrinkle, crease, sand and beat it down, and it comes through beautifully.  I like to ink the edges of my flowers with Kraft Core by Coordinations and the blending tool.

#PaperCraft Poinsetta #Wreath #DIY #ChristmasDecor #Sizzix @savedbyloves

TUTORIAL

#PaperCraft Poinsetta #Wreath #DIY #ChristmasDecor #Sizzix @savedbyloves

For the center of the flower, I used yellow seed beads, super duper tiny ones.  To glue them in place, I put a few dots of Mod Podge Jewel Glue.  I love this because it dries clear, grabs fast, and comes in a container that has a twisty lid and doesn’t clog.  This is key.  If you are using another glue that clogs, like… all of the time, and you squeeze impatiently over the center of your flower, the entire glossy bottle contents may just ooze out all over your precious paper masterpiece.  Ask me how I know #CanYouFindTheGlossyPoinsettia.  This is another testament to Kraft Core.  I literally washed – under the faucet, with soap – my paper flower, determined to save it.  Once I got off as much of the glossy accident that I could, I took my heat tool to my soggy poinsetta, reshaped it, and it is good to go.  Amazing.

#PaperCraft Poinsetta #Wreath #DIY #ChristmasDecor #Sizzix @savedbyloves

#PaperCraft Poinsetta #Wreath #DIY #ChristmasDecor #Sizzix @savedbyloves

Comments

  1. I’m a wreath fanatic – and this one’s a winner!!
    Kelly

  2. Oh I love this wreath Johnnie! Poinsietta’s are my fave! Great idea!
    Barbara at Chase the Star

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  1. […] week, I showed you this paper poinsettia wreath tutorial using a Sizzix flower petal die and card stock.  I decided to use the same die to create this […]

  2. […] a felt flower wreath, in my opinion.  For this project, I did the same thing I showed you for the paper poinsettia wreath, except instead of gluing the petal layers, I stuck a pearl head pin through them to hold the […]

  3. […] flower and use straight pin to stick onto wreath form.  For detailed flower assembly, see my paper poinsettia wreath post.  The process for felt is the same, but you don’t fold and shape the leaves like you do with […]

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