Every year I add a new poinsettia to my ever-growing collection! To date, I have three giant poinsettia designs and several small paper poinsettia flowers templates as well. In this tutorial, I will share my latest small poinsettia paper flowers!
Let’s start with reviewing the supplies you will need to make these small poinsettia paper flowers.
Supplies for Small Poinsettia Paper Flowers
- Cricut machine. I am using the Maker 3 but you can also use the Cricut Explore machines or even the Cricut Joy!
- Cardstock paper. Find my full resource list of the best cardstock for paper flowers.
- Hot glue gun
- Standard green Cricut mat or light blue mat
- Wood dowel for curling the petals
- 8mm pearls for the poinsettia centers
- Paper Blooms shaping mat and toolset (optional but a great resource
- for paper flowers!)
- My poinsettia and holly templates. Find the my 2021 poinsettia template design here in the shop or get access to this design and hundreds of more flower templates in the Member Vault!
Classic Paper Poinsettia Video Tutorial
Watch my step-by-step video tutorial below or keep reading for the picture tutorial.
Begin by cutting out your poinsettia petals. I use 1 green base, 1 large poinsettia petal later, 2 medium layers, and 2 small petal layers. I used my Cricut Maker machine to cut the petals, but you can cut by hand with the PDF printable poinsettia templates.
For those cutting on a Cricut machine like I am, read this post to learn how to upload an SVG file to Cricut Design Space.
Need more help learning your Cricut machine? This beginner’s post will set you up for crafting success!
For the holly leaves, I use my Cricut scraper tool to crease each leaf down the center.
For the poinsettia petal layers, I use a 1/4 wood dowel to press the petal points against for a curled affect.
To assemble your small poinsettia paper flowers, glue the largest poinsettia layer onto the green holly leaves, alternating the petal points with the leaves.
Repeat the last step with the medium poinsettia flower template layers.
Add in the two smallest poinsettia centerpieces to complete the Christmas flower.
Finally, I like to adorn the center of the poinsettia paper flower with a small pearl. The pearl is optional, but I think it adds a nice finish.
How to Use Your Poinsettias
There are so many ways you can use these small poinsettia paper flowers. A few of my favorites are on a garland (check out how I added them to a lighted garland) or stemmed to put into an arrangement.
Don’t forget to download your poinsettia flower template plus hundreds of other Christmas templates and craft projects in the Member Vault!
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