|Craft a beautiful Christmas poinsettia flower ornament using a pipe cleaner and some paper or felt.||
Print out this poinsettia template on A4 or Letter size paper.
*If you chose to print out the colored poinsettia template, go directly to Step 3.
|2.||There are two ways to use the template:
Option 1: Color or paint the template pieces (red for the flowers and green for the leaf). These template pieces will be used to make the actual poinsettia flowers.
|Option 2: Cut out 1 flower template and 1 leaf template. Trace around the flower template twice on red paper or felt and the leaf template once on green paper or felt.|
|3.||Cut out the poinsettia flowers and leaf.
*For the colored poinsettia template, cut out the four small golden circles as well.
|4.||Glue the 2 flowers together. Position the flowers in such a way that the first flower's petals stick out from the spaces in between the second flower's petals.|
|5.||Glue the leaf behind the second flower. Position the leaf so that its points stick out from the poinsettia's petals.|
|6.||With all pieces in place, punch a pair of holes at the center of the poinsettia. If you are working on a felt poinsettia, you will have to punch holes one felt layer at a time.|
|7.||Bend a pipe cleaner in the middle and insert the ends through the pair of holes.|
|8.||Carefully pull the pipe cleaner all the way through until only the folded section of the pipe cleaner is visible from the top.|
|9.||Scout around for gold-colored materials that you can glue (use white glue or tacky glue) at the center of the poinsettia. Here are some ideas:
|10.||Your poinsettia project would make a terrific Christmas tree ornament or Christmas wreath decoration.|
|Turn up the holiday spirit in your house by using the poinsettia ornaments as curtain ties, basket ornaments, candle holder accents, napkin or placemat holders.|
|Instead of using a template, try making the flowers yourself by following these easy Folding Paper Flowers tutorial.|