Here's a super easy and quick poinsettia ornament that would look lovely on a tree or as part of the wrapping of a gift. :)
- red and green felt
- gold craft beads or you could use sequins
- 8" piece of coordinating ribbon
- craft glue (not pictured)
- needle and corresponding thread (embroidery or sewing, doesn't matter)
Click on image to print!
Cut out your pattern pieces as specified. Don't worry if your pieces aren't exactly alike.
Overlap the large petal pieces using your thumb to hold them in place. Using a threaded needle, tack the layered large petals in place. Don't worry about the knot of this stitch showing in the back and just leave the threaded needle dangling in the back so that you can use it again in the next step.
Now do the same with the small petal pieces and tack them down as well. Allow the threaded needle to dangle out the back again.
Time to add in the beads to the center of the flower. Using the threaded needle, sew the beads in place as you like. Just be sure to cover enough of the center of the flower so that you can't see that the petal centers.
Fold your ribbon piece in half and tie an overhand knot to secure it. The piece that I used here is only about 6" and in my opion, too short. :/
Stitch the knotted ribbon into the center of the back of the flower. When you have done this, knot and cut your thread. Add craft glue on the back in a circular fashion. Make sure that you have your stitches in the center and that you have covered over the knotted ribbon.
Add the leaf pieces to cover the stitching and knots. Add more glue between layers of leaves if needed.
Allow to dry and you're done!
See more of my Stashbustin' Ornament tutorials on My Tutorial page!