Adapted from the print edition, November 2009
These pretty paper poinsettias are easier than they look. Perfect for adorning gifts, table settings or even tree decorations, you can make a fistful of them in one evening, if you’re good with a pair of scissors.
What you’ll need:
3. Glue three leaves together. Allow to dry.
4. Make a crease down the centre of each flower petal.
5. Glue six larger petals to leaves, overlapping slightly. Allow to dry. Attach smaller petals with glue.
6. Attach a brad or button to the centre of your flower.
To turn your paper poinsettias into a beautiful holiday wreath, you’ll need a foam wreath form (check your local craft store), some bright coloured feathers (a feathered boa would also work for a shortcut) and hot glue. Attach your feathers to the wreath form, and then attach your completed poinsettias to the wreath with a dab of hot glue in the centre. Voila!