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Monday, 19 November 2012

Christmas Decoration: Poinsettia - Tutorial

Just one quick make for today - my youngest daughter caught a virus and she seems to have passed it on to the rest of the family (thanks for sharing little Owl)   So we are off to the doctor this afternoon - don't think much crafting is going to get done today!

This Poinsettia Christmas Decoration can be used to decorate boxes, gift bags, wrapped gifts and cards for Christmas.

All you need is a sheet of Red 80gsm A4 paper and some green, and yellow scraps (you can use green 80gms paper for the leaves too - I have used 160gsm project board tho').

Cut the Red paper into 2 squares of each of the following sizes 7.5cm x 7.5cm;   7cm x 7cm;  6.5cm x 6.5cm;   6cm x 6cm;  5.5cm x 5.5cm;  5cm x 5cm;    4.5cm x 4.5cm and 4cm x 4cm.   Fold each square in half (to form a rectangle) and then in half again (to form a square)   Cut a petal shape along the open ends of each square and fold out to form a flower shape as shown below:

Christmas Decorations

Start stacking the "flowers" from the largest to the smallest - applying a dot of glue on top of each one as you go, except for the very top one.

Punch eight circles from the yellow paper.    Glue these to the middle of the top "flower" to form the centre.   Cut four leaves from the green and assemble as shown on your box, bag or card.   Jazz them up with some glitter glue! 

Christmas Decorations

You can make this Poinsettia Christmas Decoration as big or as small as you like by varying the sizes of your squares.    

Have fun!

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