We’re all about the poinsettia flowers right now! A couple of days ago, we shared our starter pattern. And not long before that, we shared our pink crepe paper poinsettia. Since that poinsettia is more advanced, I wanted to create a simpler version for you that doesn’t involve coloring your paper flowers. For this crepe paper poinsettia plant, I used two colors from my Winter Garden Collection to create the petals and leaves as well as yellow Sculpey clay for the stamen.
When you think of a standard poinsettia, this is what you imagine, right? Vibrant red petals, lush green leaves, and bright yellow centers. The one main difference is that our crepe paper version will last longer than just a few weeks!
Real poinsettias are also toxic to dogs and cats, so this crepe paper poinsettia plant is a safer alternative to keep in your home. If you are new here, I have a dog (you can see him in the background of all these pictures). So while I do have some real plants in my home, there are certain ones I always make out of paper or felt.
To craft your own crepe paper poinsettia plant for the holiday season, just gather the tools and materials listed below. If you are using our heavy crepe paper, 1 roll (9.8″ x 39.3″) will yield enough petals for 2 poinsettia blooms, and 1 roll will yield 12 sets of leaves (you can use 6-12 sets per poinsettia stem, depending how full you want it to look). Then download the SVG file if you have a cutting machine or the PDF template if you’re using scissors.
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- Cricut Maker or Silhouette Cameo 4 (recommended)
- Craft Scissors
- Low-Temp Hot Glue Gun
- Tacky Glue
- Needle-Nose Pliers/Wire Cutters
- Lia Griffith Heavy Crepe Paper – Cherry, Basil
- Sculpey Clay — Yellow
- Floral Tape — Fern & Moss
- 24-Gauge White Paper Covered Wire
- 26-Gauge White Paper Covered Wire
To make this crepe paper poinsettia plant, follow the instructions for our pink crepe paper poinsettia, but leave out the PanPastels. We didn’t paint the tip of the flower centers in this version, either. If you have any questions while crafting, just comment below. We’re always happy to help!
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thank you so much, I have 12 arrangements to make for a Christian women’s breakfast in December!
These will be a hit!
How many plants can you get out of 1 pack of heavy crepe
Based on the templates, I will guess 3-4 plants. This will depend on how you cut your shapes and how much waste you might have. One note, be sure and match the grain line of the template and do not rotate to save paper. 😉
Hi..I am preparing the project and according to the template, there are to be a total of 8 petals i.e. 5 abd 3 sets if larger petals. However, you can’t tell one from the other so I printed the template and cut matching the two sets of petals…there is no difference in size between the two larger patterns. Is there to be two different sizes of large petals? In addition, your SVG pattern once cut yields only enough petals to make 5 larger petals once assembled. I have two projects half completed. One with the double sided pink and 1 using the heavy paper. Thanks!
I am seeing 9 petals. Three of each size. The largest petal is the same size as the leaf pattern.
I am planning on making the poinsettia plant with double sided crepe, using the cherry/raspberry. I realize that that color combination is sold with the sangria/aubergine. Is there a way to purchase just the cherry/raspberry? I seem to have an over abundance of the sangria/aubergine.
By the way, do you have any suggestions to use the darker combination (sangria/aubergine)?
We have placed an order from Germany to get all of the double-sided in just the one color rather in two packs. I love the poinsettias in the double-sided, they are so rich to the touch. For the sangria/aubergine, I love these flowers even though I show them in the pale colors. They are gorgeous in these deep tones as well and great for fall and winter arrangements: https://liagriffith.com/crepe-paper-peaches-and-dreams-dahlia/
Hi Lia, do you have the full video tutorial of the poinsettia plant, I’m sure I see one some time ago but cannot find it now?
Thanks Diane. X
We have a few! https://liagriffith.com/floristic-crepe-paper-poinsettias/, https://liagriffith.com/video-tutorial-heavy-crepe-paper-poinsettia/, https://liagriffith.com/craft-academy/crepe-paper-christmas/lessons/video-crepe-paper-poinsettia-plant/
Salve è possibile avere le istruzioni in video della stella di Natale rossa e anche rosa?
Hi! We have 2 videos for poinsettias: https://liagriffith.com/floristic-crepe-paper-poinsettias/, https://liagriffith.com/video-tutorial-heavy-crepe-paper-poinsettia/
Will the double sided crepe be okay to use for this?
Hi Erin, you can us the double sided for this flower, however it will not have as much stretch!
All prepped to make the poinsettia but need to make the centers . Is sculpy the same as air dry clay please . Not dabbled with clay before
Sculpy is not the same as air dry clay, for Sculpy you must bake for up to 15 minutes to harden. Air dry clay “air dries” over a period of 24 hours. You can use either clay for this project! 🙂
I cut my petals, leaving the svg file the size it was when I imported it. The petals, after being cut, don’t look as big as the ones in the picture. Should I enlarge the svg to make them bigger or leave them as they are?
We are having trouble with our SVG files not importing to the correct size in Design Space 🙁 We have reached out to Cricut multiple times and hope it is resolved soon! In the meantime– the larger poinsettia petal and leaves should be 3.8″w, and the smaller petals 2.5″.
Does it have to be heavy crepe paper? I bought the light.
No, the extra fine will work too! We just posted a version using extra fine with different centers if you’re interested: https://liagriffith.com/extra-fine-white-crepe-paper-poinsettia-wreath/