Friday, September 18, 2009

Christmas wreath from Fancy Pants

I came across a great tutorial for these awesome poinsettias.

This is not my idea, my photos or my words. The only credit I take, is for the copy and paste part;)

This is a stolen tutorial from Fancy Pants. Enjoy!

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.

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1CardCreator said...

Great tute even if it isn't your own! Thanks for sharing. ~Diane

Andrea said...

Wow - thank you for this great tutorial! It`s a wonderful work you make!
Many greetings

Lovin' Life said...

Fab fun!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

artycrafty said...

geesh any glue stick I've ever tried will NOT hold up to that type of use. I'd be using tape runners.

Thanks for the Tut

Nina said...

love this I will certainly be making some of these!! Love all you tutorials Helen!

mustangkayla said...

I saw that on their blog! I wonder how long it would take? It is ver pretty!

ScrappyLin said...

Oh, I love this. It is a great tutorial and looks like a fun project. TFS.

Marilyn said...

Thanks Helen! I love your tutorials on flowers, thanks for sharing this one.

Nicole said...

WOW!! Thanks for sharing!! Love those flowers!!

KellyG said...

This is super cool! Love that wreath! Thanks for sharing!

rebecca said...

I'm way behind and trying to catch up on reading the 3 blogs I follow, but wanted you to know how great this tutorial is. What a great way to get rid of some of those small scraps that are just lying around. A great project to do while watching TV, too. Thanks for sharing it, even if it's not your original idea.

Renee90 said...

Hi Helen, thanks again for these great tutorials, I made some flowers last night and thought I would send you the link so you can have a peek!!
Thanks so much!!

Alycia said...

I couldn't get 3 to turn into a full flower, so I used 4... It makes a really cute daisey

Nitka said...

Great idea !!! Thanks :)

Charlotte said...

Thanks for this great idea. I just love these.

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