Poinsettia Christmas Card
By: Claudine Casault
Age: 4 and up
Parental supervision is recommended
Talk about "flower power"! This card symbolizes the perenial Christmas flower favorite, the poinsettia.
What you'll need:
How to make it:
Step 1: Template Cutouts
- Trace and cut-out flower pattern 1 and pattern 2 on cardstock.
- Score the top of one of the flowers using template "c", as indicated in the pattern.
Step 2: Fabric on Flowers
- Spread glue from a glue stick all over the fronts of flower cardstock cutouts (a), (b), and one scored flower cut-out (c). Spread glue on the back of the cardstock cutout for (d).
- Place fabric on top of flowers covering flowers completely with fabric.
- Trim off excess fabric around flowers.
Step 3: Creating Flowers
- Flip flower (d) so that the fabric-covered side is face down. Spread glue on the back of the plain cardstock flower (c) and glue onto (d) in a kitty-corner position, making sure the top of the flower is pointing north.
- Glue the tip of the top petal on the fabric-covered cardstock flower (c), above the score line, and lay over the plain cardstock flower (c) that is attached to (d), thereby attaching the two tips.
- Glue flower (b) kitty-cornered on top of flower (c).
- Hot glue a small piece of boa around back of flower (a) and glue flower (a) on top center of flower (b).
- Glue more boa in the center of flower (a).
- Hot glue a large pearl in the center of flower (a).
Step 4: Ribbon
- Cut a 8" long piece of 1/4" ribbon. On the backside of the plain cardstock (c) template, glue the ribbon slightly below the score lines of the flower petals.
- Place glue below the score line on the center of the back of the plain cardstock flower (c) and glue kitty-cornered on top of white card stock flower (d).
- Substitute fabric for design paper and substitute pearl for a bead.
Claudine Casault is a craft developer living in Ontario, Canada.