January 27, 2010
DIY: Crepe Paper Poinsettias
Posted by Corinne Gill
These crepe paper poinsettias, inspired by this fabric version, are a great way to add a floral touch without having to break the bank on the real thing. And the plus side to making it yourself is that you can have them all in your perfect palette. We used ours to top small favor boxes, but once you get making them you'll see their potential is endless.
1 For each flower, you'll need three diamonds for your petals and three small rectangles for your stamens. Be sure that the "grain" of the crepe paper runs from top to bottom. This will make your petals easier stretch & shape.
2 Stretch out the paper for each petal by tugging lightly across the grain.
3 Bunch each diamond together cross-wise and twist to secure. Add a small bit of glue if needed.
4 Stack twisted pieces on top of each other, staggering each layer. Secure with glue.
Roll rectangle pieces into small balls and glue to the center of your flower.
5 Glue flowers to the top of small favor boxes. We used two different sizes to create variation in height.
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