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Giant Noel Paper Poinsettia Tutorial

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A large red and green Noel Poinsettia flower with green holly berries in the middle. Image text overlay reads "DIY Noel Paper Poinsettia Tutorial"

Anybody else started their Christmas decorating before Thanksgiving is even here?

Just me? That’s okay. My excuse is, as a blogger, I have to be proactive in sharing with you all! Last year I made more than 12 new Christmas crafts on the blog – most of them with totally FREE templates!

That holiday cheer is so contagious & if you are ready to fill your home with it, then I’ve got the perfect paper craft to spice up your decor. This easy DIY Noel Paper Poinsettia Tutorial is and easy to tackle craft perfect your home or Christmas party! I’m always looking for new ways to decorate for Christmas – a couple years ago, I did a giant Christmas flower display with a 3D paper reindeer and loved it! 

If you are more in the mood for smaller poinsettias, be sure to view that tutorial here!

DIY Noel Paper Poinsettia Tutorial

Supplies for Paper Poinsettias:

How to Make Noel Poinsettia Flowers

Cut outs of all the leaves you need to make Noel Poinsettia flowers, in red and green cardstock.

Cut the following number of petals:

You will have 4 different shaped petals to cut out. To get started on your paper poinsettia tutorial, cut the following number of petal pieces out. You will also need one 7-sided base piece for your center to mount all of your petals on.

  • 7 XL Petals (First layer)
  • 7 Large Petals (Second layer)
  • 7 Medium Petals (Third layer)
  • 7 Small Petals (Fourth layer)
  • 1 7-sided base

Step 1: Fold the Poinsettia Petals

Abbi uses a scissors to cut a slit in the bottom of one large red poinsettia flower petal.

After you have cut all your petals out, start by folding the petals in half lengthwise. Cut about a 2-inch slit down the middle and overlap slightly with glue.

Repeat with all of your petals.

Abbi demonstrates how to fold the large red poinsettia flower petals.

Step 2: Glue the Large Petals to the Base

A large hexagonal paper base with one large poinsettia leaf glued to one of the sides. This will act as the base of the large Noel Poinsettia flower.

Using your 7-sided base, glue an XL petal on each side of the heptagon. This helps your flowers come together more evenly.

Seven large poinsettia flower leaves glued to a red base, making the base of a large Noel Poinsettia flower.

Keep going until you have completed your first layer of extra large petals.

Step 4: Add the Second Layer of Poinsettia Petals

A second layer of slightly smaller red poinsettia flower petals has been added to the base, creating a fuller flower.

Once you have completed your first layer, move to adding your 7 large petals into a second layer above. Be sure to add the large petals in between the bottom XL petals so that they are alternating as you build.

Step 5: Add a Third Smaller Layer of Petals

A third, smaller layer of red poinsettia flowers has been added to the growing Noel Poinsettia flower base.

With your 3rd layer of petals, continue that same pattern of placing the petals between the ones below so that they are alternating.

Step 6: Add the Final Center Layer of Petals

A final fourth layer of small poinsettia petals has been added to the center of the flower, creating a full Noel Poinsettia flower.

Finally, add in the 4th layer of small petals. You should still be alternating the petals between each other as you build to create a natural look.

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Step 7: Add the Center “Holly Berries” Using Foam Balls

A completed Giant Noel Poinsettia flower completed with three holly berries in the center - foam balls spray painted gold with glitter.

To complete our flower, we’ll work on the center. I used a 3 inch halved foam ball spray painted with gold paint and sprinkled with gold glitter. You can also search for pre-made items like gold pom poms at your local craft store. Or even use some small glitter ornaments in the center like the finished example below!

Abbi demonstrates how to add the green leaves to the bottom of the poinsettia flower base.

Feel free to add some leaves by cutting some of the XL petal out in green.

Now that you’ve added your final touches, your DIY Noel Paper Poinsettia is complete and you are ready to deck the halls with your beautiful festive flowers!

ENJOY!

Prefer video? Watch below!

Giant Noel Poinsettia Flower Video Tutorial

If you prefer to following along with the video for this DIY Noel paper poinsettia flower, check out the video tutorial below!

Giant Paper Poinsettia Flower

Giant Paper Poinsettia Flower

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Learn how to make this Christmas classic - a giant paper Poinsettia flower! This beginner-friendly paper flower can be made with or without a cutting machine.

Instructions

Step 1: Cut the petals and base.

Cut the following number of petals:

  • 7 XL Petals (First layer)
  • 7 Large Petals (Second layer)
  • 7 Medium Petals (Third layer)
  • 7 Small Petals (Fourth layer)
  • 1 7-sided base

Step 2: Fold the Poinsettia petals.

After you have cut all your petals out, start by folding the petals in half lengthwise. Cut about a 2-inch slit down the middle and overlap slightly with glue. Repeat with all of your petals.

Step 3: Apply the XL petals first.

Using your 7-sided base, glue the XL petals on each side of the heptagon. This helps your flowers come together more evenly.

Step 4: Apply the Large petals.

Moving inward, apply the 7 large petals as a second layer. Be sure to add the large petals staggered with the bottom XL petals so that they are alternating as you build.

Step 5: Apply the Medium petals.

Repeat step 4 with the medium-sized petals.

Step 6: Apply the Small petals

Repeat with the final layer or small petals.

Step 7: Create the gold center.

Complete the flower with a gold holly berry center by taking 3 halved foam balls spray painted with gold paint and sprinkled with gold glitter and gluing them to the center of the Poinsettia flower.

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A completed giant Noel Poinsettia paper flower with red petals and green leaves, completed with a gold holly berry center.

It was such a great time creating this festive paper poinsettia flower design for you to jazz up any holiday space! How do you like it? How would you use this paper poinsettia in your home?

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Abbi Kirsten holds the giant Noel Poinsettia flower in her hands. She's wearing jean and a white long sleeve shirt, and smiling at the camera.

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A collage of images shows all the steps involved in making a giant Noel Poinsettia paper flower, from cutting out the leaves and petals, to layering the petals, and the finished Poinsettia flower.

A collage of images show the process of making a giant paper poinsettia flower. A large image in the center of the collage shows Abbi Kirsten holding the giant poinsettia flower.

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