Make a Christmas Wreath with Our Paper Poinsettia Template!
Christmas wouldn’t be complete without the Poinsettia… so why not craft it into the most traditional Christmas decoration of all – a bold and beautiful wreath? The talented Carla Bagshaw takes you, step by step, through creating this gorgeous paper poinsettia Christmas wreath – a festive decoration that will add instant colour and cheer to any room! Download our free paper poinsettia template, and check out her tutorial below to start crafting your very own!
Christmas Wreath Project with Paper Poinsettia Template:
Time it Takes to Make: 2 Hours
Skill Level: Beginner
Christmas can be expensive enough… so making your own wreaths, or making them as gifts for others, is a perfect way to cut costs! This poinsettia wreath is perfect for beginners and intermediate crafters alike.
You Will Need:
- Red cardstock
- Green cardstock
- Craft Knife and blades or a cutting machine
- SVG templates (provided)
- Hot glue gun
- Adhesive pearl dots
- Papercraft adhesive
- Paper poinsettia template [DOWNLOAD HERE]
- Paper leaf template [DOWNLOAD HERE]
Each flower will need two of the poinsettia outlines and five of the leaf outlines. I cut mine using a cutting machine which is much quicker, but you can cut them by hand with a craft knife. Cut enough to make at least 9 flowers.
Start with the leaves. Take one and place a small dot of PVA at the bottom of the leaf. Attach another leaf on top, and over to the right. Continue around until all 5 leaves have been placed in a clockwise direction.
Next, take one red petal shape and gently curl the petals (you can use a bone folder or anything with a flat edge).
Take the second petal shape and, leaving it flat, add a dot of glue to its centre (or foam pad if preferred) and stick the curled petals on top of the flat petals.
Stick the flower to the leaves, so that the leaves can be seen between the petals.
Place the adhesive pearl dots in the centre of the flower to create the stamen.
Now use your hot glue gun and begin to stick the poinsettias around the wreath, close enough together so that the wreath cannot be seen.
Finally, take some ribbon and wrap it around the wreath so that your final piece is ready to be hung.
Now all that’s left is to find the perfect spot in your home to hang your gorgeous new Christmas decoration… and find your next Christmas craft project to get started on!