December 1, 2010
Greetings! Last year, made several large poinsettia pillows, and this year I’ve recreated the same project on a smaller scale. These smaller blooms are the perfect size for embellishing gifts or other favorite things like stockings or pillows!
How to Make Felt Poinsettias:
Supplies: Felt rectangles (29¢ each at my local Michaels); button cover kits ($3 for 3 from Joann’s Fabrics); needle and thread!
Step One: Cut out 8 large petals, 4 to 8 small petals, square base, and 2 leaves. You can use this helpful template for sizing.
Step Two: Begin overlapping your large petals on the square base. Finish with eight petals overlapping each other.
Add the smaller petals on top, and the leaves to the bottom then stitch together with needle and complementary thread.
Step Three: Create the center with a button cover kit and leftover felt.
Attach button with needle and thread.
Trim edges of petals for a more natural look if you like.
Step Four (optional) Hot glue plain barrette clip to back of poinsettia flower.
Attach to any gift!
You could also use them on a lapel, as a wine bottle decoration, on a stocking, or pinned to a pillow for festive flair.
Tomorrow is another Holiday Home link party over at Rhoda’s . . .
~ see you there!
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