Hello Darice crafters, it’s Natalie from Doodlecraft showcasing another fabulous paper crafting project. There is something so wonderful about poinsettia blooms and winter. When I was a senior in high school I took a trip to Venezuela in December, while there, I saw fields of bright red poinsettia blooms. Since that time, I am drawn to poinsettias, they are the perfect flower for winter. This DIY poinsettia wreath is a simple craft made with paper, ribbon and a driftwood wreath.
DIY poinsettia wreath supplies:
- Darice Driftwood Wreath Form
- Darice Poinsettia Dies
- Gold Metallic Ribbon
- 2 shades of Red, 2 shades of Green and Gold Cardstock Paper
- Die Cutting Machine
- Hot Glue/Gun
- Micro Glue Dots
- (pictured red berry picks)
Start by cutting the paper into strips that will fit in your die cutting machine. Then stack the die and paper according to the “sandwich making” instructions on the cutting machine. Cut each shape 15 times in each shade of paper, and 15 of the gold center star burst die.
Alternately layer the different shades of red paper together…one light and one dark piece for each flower. As a result the flowers have an added depth.
Use the micro glue dots to glue the poinsettia all together as shown below. Similarly, adhere one, two or three leaves on the underside of each flower.
Now take the driftwood wreath and wrap it in gold ribbon. Hot glue it to the back of the wreath and pull the ribbon firmly around the entire wreath. Then glue the other end on the backside of the wreath as well.
The metallic gold of the ribbon adds such a great element to the wreath. I love the texture of the driftwood, the metallics and the simple paper flowers. I ended up not using the berry branches on the wreath.
Finally, use hot glue and glue each poinsettia on the wreath, right on the top of the driftwood.
Obviously, allow the glue dry and hang up on the included twine loop.
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Natalie Shaw is a Craft/DIY blogger at Doodlecraftblog.com. She posts budget conscious DIY’s, crafts of all kinds, jewelry, kid friendly projects, upcycled treasures and other fun 5 days a week. She loves sci-fi, fantasy and video game geekery and that comes out in many of her projects.