This project is part of The Proper Pinwheel’s holiday series, Mission: Merry 2012.
Everybody knows that when the holidays roll around, you had better have a wreath on your door. If you don’t, well, then…. You’re just scrooge-like. 😉 Just joking. I’m really bad about getting wreaths up. I have some friends that have them on their doors year-round. I’m inspired by those friends. I was browsing through several paper stores here in Denver searching for holiday gift-wrap when I saw a garland and some other mantle decor made from paper poinsettias. I thought I could re-create the poinsettias and use them for a colorful wreath. A wreath made from paper poinsettias is the perfect holiday accessory for your door. Step away from the red and green and introduce a little melon, mint, navy, and ivory to your world. The mint pulls just the right amount of holiday OOMPH needed. Your door will thank you. (Downloadable template included at bottom of post!)
To make your own Paper Poinsettia Wreath you’ll need:
- poinsettia template (download at bottom of this post)
- cardstock sheets in 3-4 different colors
- hole punch
- hot glue and gun
Download the template and use it to trace out all of your poinsettias and leaves. You need two actual poinsettia cut-outs for one whole poinsettia flower. Punch a hole through the center of each flower. Lightly bend each petal in half alternating directions. Do 1 or 2 facing up and then 1 facing down, etc.
Cut out green leaves and bend petals in half as well. Layer all petals together and place a small circle and a brad at the top. Spread the brad’s legs (I have a feeling that is NOT the proper terminology…) to hold all layers of flower together. Wrap your wreath form with some pretty ribbon and hot glue each poinsettia to wreath form. Let petals and leaves overlap to make it look big and full. Like Santa. He’s big and full.
Attach to your door with a wreath hanger and admire. Too bad the trick-or-treaters don’t come around this time of year. They’d go crazy for this one. Hopefully you’ll get some Christmas carolers. 🙂
Download the template here: Paper Poinsettia
photo cred: Ashley Swapp Photography
Leah // Freutcake says
I just love this idea Lexy!
Thanks, Leah!!! The only time-consuming part is the cutting. Do it while watching TV! That’s how I do everything… 🙂
Those are so cute! Great idea. I have an empty wreath begging to be decorated.
Thanks, Andrea! You should most definitely get to decorating that wreath if you haven’t already!
This turned out sooooo cute! Also, I thought you’d like to know, my friend Megan (bunco) made a grip load of your reindeer garlands and is giving them to friends, super cute! You’ve done it again my dear!
Hey-o!!! That is so exciting to hear! I have honestly loved seeing people make these projects. That’s what they’re for!
Just found your website and love your stuff….most of it seems so doable for uncrafty folks like me! Could you clarify what kind of wreath form you used?
Keep up the great work!
I LOVE getting comments like yours. They totally make my day. I want everyone to be able to make fun projects! 🙂
I just bought a round wreath form from hobby lobby. Styrofoam. Nothing special. Hope that helps! I’d love to see a picture of yours when it’s finished! 🙂
So glad you stopped by!
Lexy, I’m nearly done with this project and want to thank you for the fun, and excellent templates! It’s a lot of cutting, but I love paper projects so this was worth it! How many flowers did you use/how many are overlapped? and what size wreath form? I may need to cut a few more flowers but I’m thinking of gluing them to a square frame instead, and may save myself some work if I can still get the full look of yours with what I’ve already got 🙂
Deanna! Oh my goodness, I don’t know how I missed this comment! I used about nine flowers for a 10″ wreath form. A few overlapped but it gave it a fuller look. Please send a pic of your wreath! I’d love to see it!