We've had so many requests for how to make Ronda Palazzari's beautiful Christmas wreath, we've decided to share her tutorial with you for today's Fancy This project.
Ronda says, "This fun poinsettia wreath is a great way to bring something Fancy to your Christmas decorating. I used a variety of Christmas Magic paper to create this wreath. There are so many possibilities with this wreath; you could do one pattern paper or multiple like me."
Christmas Magic Pattern Paper
Foam Floral Ring
T-pins (or regular sewing pins)
Buttons/Beads or Both
Note: It is best to do this like an assembly line. Once you get going, the flowers become so easy to create.
1. I have two different sizes of poinsettias. Cut pattern
paper into strips. You need three strips per poinsettia.
For the larger poinsettia you will need 1.5 inch x 4 inch strips.
For the smaller poinsettias you will need 1 inch by 3 inch strips.
2. Fold your strip in half length wise. Then fold in half from top to bottom.
3. Using your scissors, cut in an arc from the outside to the fold part. This makes the point of the poinsettia.
4. Unfold the pattern paper and you get a “squashed” oval.
5. Now fold this oval in half top down, you will see the backside of the pattern paper.
6. Fold one side back up.
7. Flip over and do the other side.
8. Fold in half again.
9. Holding the center, run your finger under the pattern paper to pop it out.
10. Here you can see the progression of the “leaves” of the poinsettia.
11. It takes 3 “leaves” for every poinsettia flower.
12. Once you have these leaves, I like to take a plain glue stick and glue the “leaves” together.
13. After adding the glue, pinch & hold the “leaves” together.
14. You can see what the three look like once the leaves are glued.
15. Now you are ready to assemble the poinsettia. I cut small circles out of the scrap paper for the “base”.
16. With a dab of hot glue or a really strong adhesive in the center of the circle, put all three leaves of the poinsettia together.
17. Now you have this great little poinsettia.
18. So building the wreath … Take your poinsettias and place them randomly around a floral ring using T-pins to secure them in. Keep building around until your wreath looks full.
19. Once your wreath is full, you can add on buttons & beads to the center of the poinsettias.
Thanks Ronda for these great step-by-step instructions!