How to Make Christmas Paper Poinsettia Flowers

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How to make your own giant paper poinsettia flowers for Christmas holiday decor. Download paper poinsettia printable PDF templates and SVG cut files here and follow the step by step tutorial!

How to Make Giant Paper Poinsettia Flowers

Catching a glimpse of those vibrant red poinsettia flowers gives away the Christmas season’s arrival. Traditionally, the poinsettias enduring classic red color graces many doorways and tables during the Holiday season.

Learning how to make paper poinsettia flowers is not just a fun pastime at Christmas or a new way to decorate, but also a much safer option for your beloved fur babies in the home. Real poinsettias are actually toxic to pets so creating them from paper is much safer!

I have made many styles of both giant and small poinsettias over the last 2 years and today I wanted to share with you my original design!

Below I have listed the supplies I use to make these large paper poinsettia flowers. To craft them for yourself, just gather your materials and scroll down to watch the step-by-step video tutorial or view the picture instruction collage below.

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How to make your own giant paper poinsettia flowers for Christmas holiday decor. Download paper poinsettia printable PDF templates and SVG cut files here and follow the step by step tutorial!

Supplies for Making Paper Poinsettia Christmas Flowers

DIY paper poinsettia flowers

Download the Poinsettia Templates Here

You may find these signature design templates here in the shop or download them via Etsy.

They come with both printable PDF templates for those who wish to print on their home printer and cut the poinsettia templates with a pair of scissors, or you can use the paper poinsettia SVG cut files with your cutting machine (I love Cricut. Find out why here).

paper poinsettia flower templates.

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Poinsettia Paper Flower Directions

How to make your own giant paper poinsettia flowers for Christmas holiday decor. Download paper poinsettia printable PDF templates and SVG cut files here and follow the step by step tutorial!

Be sure to watch the full step-by-step video tutorial below so you can learn how to make these pretty poinsettia flowers!

  1. Cut out 8 paper poinsettia petals in each size out, you circle base and 1 center petal cut out.
  2. Cut about an 1.5 inch slit at the bottom of your petals and slightly overlap with glue.
  3. Add detail to your poinsettia petal with the Paper Blooms shaping mat and tool set by drawing veins onto the petals for a realistic touch.
  4. Using the circle base, glue 4 petals at a time in a square-like pattern around the circle base – one across from the other.
  5. Continue adding in your smaller poinsettia petals working towards the center.
  6. Finally place your poinsettia centerpiece into the middle of the flower.
  7. If you like, add a chosen embellishment such as pearls to complete your poinsettia center!

You can downsize the poinsettia flowers by subtracting the use of the larger petals and just doubling up on the medium ones.

Love paper poinsettias as much as I do? You may like my small poinsettias and Christmas garland here or my extra-large giant noel paper poinsettia for wall decor.

How to Make Paper Poinsettia Flowers Video Tutorial

How to make your own giant paper poinsettia flowers for Christmas holiday decor. Download paper poinsettia printable PDF templates and SVG cut files here and follow the step by step tutorial!
Rose shown above is my Sybelle style flower!

Want More Poinsettias?! Check out my other tutorials!

Large and small paper flower poinsettias for Christmas decor

About Abbi Kirsten

My mission is to inspire you to nurture the creative magic inside your soul – bringing you fun, easy-to-learn DIY projects, and quality template designs. I share a variety of projects, holiday decor and you will definitely notice my love for paper crafting and paper flowers – all tied up in a sweep of cheerful color.

Interested in paper flowers?! I’ve created dozens of signature designs for you to enjoy – starting with my bestseller, The Art of Giant Paper Flowers, the Giant Flower Library and my shop of endless paper designs and flower templates.

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