Christmas Poinsettia

Easy illustrated instructions for making a Poinsettia

This beautiful Christmas Poinsettia was such a favorite that we decided to showcase it again. Contest Winner, Maricel Fabi, is from Fairfax Virginia and has been making cards since 1996 for friends and family. Since then her interest has broadened to paper crafts, gift wrapping, children’s crafts and home decorating. She enjoys the challenge of coming up with new ideas and designs.

This beautiful Poinsettia is inexpensive to make and will be treasured for years to come.

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Joel Roberts Poinsett introduced the poinsettia plant to the United States from Mexico. Poinsett was a botanist, physician and the first United States Ambassador to Mexico. Source: University of Illinois Extension – The Poinsettia Pages.

Supplies

Size: About 3 ½” diameter

  • Ribbon: 5/8 wide satin or grosgrain
  • 1/8 wide satin for hanging loop
  • Small colored Christmas balls
  • White craft glue
  • Hot glue
  • Scissors
Instructions
  1. Cut eight 3” lengths of 5/8 ribbon. Cut off ends diagonally as shown in the photo. Opposite ends measures 2 3/8”.
  2.  Bring ends of each ribbon together and overlap points entirely to form a cone. Glue.
  3. Arrange cones in a tight circle, overlapped ends out. Glue together from back where sides touch.
  4. Insert colored balls in center and hot glue in place. Note: You may use one large ball.
  5. Fold narrow ribbon in half and glue ends to back of ornament for hanging loop or use to decorate a special package.
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  1. Heather says:

    Love poinsettias. I have just made 35 of this pattern in the white eyelet knitting lace, calling them snowflakes. Stiffened them & scribbled glitter glue coming from centre out to the peak & a silver pom pom in the centre. For my line dancing ladies for our Xmas break-up. Just have to tie chocs underneath somehow. My pattern was old so I’m glad I can refresh it with your pattern. I thought how lovely it would be in red for a poinsettia. Thankyou.

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