Learn how to make this festive poinsettia wreath with our easy step-by-step tutorial. You can get really creative with this wreath. Experiment with the colours of your flowers or try using some glitter card for a sparkly finish. You can even replace the berries with a variety of gems, pearls or your favourite embellishments.
Here are some top tips for this project, how to make a poinsettia wreath:
- Wrapping the polystyrene wreath with ribbon gives
a lovely luxurious finish, but you could cover the wreath with a couple of layers of coloured acrylic paint instead if you prefer.
- To save time, trace all of the templates onto a thick piece of card before you start. Cut out the shapes and use them to draw around. You’ll find that this is a much faster method than transferring from the original designs every single time.
- When glueing the petal layers together, leave enough time for each layer to dry before adding the next one. This will ensure you get a strong, secure bond and the petals stay put.
- If you don’t have a hot glue gun, you can use strong craft glue to attach the poinsettias and holly sprigs to the wreath.
If you like this project, how to make a poinsettia wreath, take a look at our brilliant papercraft tutorials, including how to make paper or why not grab yourself some freebies with our free bullet journal printables. If you’re in a crafty mood, why not check out the best glue gun and best die-cutting machine. Thinking about buying a craft printer? Check out our review of the best printer for card making.
You will need:
- Poinsettia wreath template
- Polystyrene ring, 22cm
- Red berries
- Dressmaking pins
- Coloured card
- Hot glue gun
- Piercing tool
- Embossing tools
- Foam mat
How to make a poinsettia wreath
Pin one end of a spool of green ribbon to the back of the polystyrene ring and wrap the ribbon around the ring, securing with pins as you go. Once covered, pin a loop of green ribbon to the top of the wreath.
Transfer the poinsettia petal templates onto pieces of red and green card. For each flower, you will need one large green layer, two large red layers, one medium red layer and one small red layer. Cut out carefully.
Use a ruler and a small embossing tool to make score lines in the centre of each layer of petals, as shown. Place each layer onto a foam mat and press into the centre of the petals with a large embossing tool to shape.
Assemble the red layers for one flower together, offsetting the petals on each layer, as shown. Glue the large green layer to the bottom of the flower. Repeat this step to create five perfect poinsettias for your wreath.
Glue 20mm circles of pale green card to the centre of each poinsettia. Cut a fringe along one edge of five 155 x 20mm strips of pale green card. Roll and glue the ends. Push out fringing and attach to the centre of each poinsettia using a glue gun or other strong glue. If you’re looking to buy a glue gun – check out our round-up of the best glue guns you can buy!
Use the holly leaves template to cut out 10 holly leaves from a piece of green card. Carefully score and fold lines down the centre of each holly leaf. Next, score diagonal lines on either side of the centre line, as shown.
Attach two holly leaves together and pierce a hole at the bottom. Twist the wire stems of three red berries together, push the end through the hole in the leaves and secure on the reverse. Repeat to make five holly sprigs.
Position the poinsettia flowers evenly around the wreath and use a hot glue gun to secure each one in place. Next, attach the holly sprigs so that they fill the gaps between the poinsettias, as shown, to finish.