Last Christmas, a designer friend of mine introduced me to making the paper poinsettia from a cocktail napkin. I loved this idea, and after a few tweaks and a glitter addition, I love it even more. I now call it my 30 second gift topper. I have made a step-by-step tutorial below and promise after a few tries, you will have it down to 30 seconds too. This would be very pretty in white or even gold or silver napkins. Give that a try! Cheers! ~ Lia
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So cute! You make it look so easy, too! Thanks for sharing!
You’re so welcome! 🙂
I used gold pipe cleaner instead of twine and that way I can skip the glitter. I just made a few twist in the pipe cleaner before running through the holes. You can use the pipe cleaner to attach to gift.
Wonderful idea!! Trying to work with glitter can definitely get a little messy 😉
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Hi Lia The napkin poinsettia is beautiful but mine lays limp does not look like yours What am I doing wrong? Your other flowers are beautiful also Thanks Pat
It may be that your napkin is softer. A cheaper napkin might do the trick. 😉
Hi Lia, This is a beautiful flower. Is it possible to make it from fabric ?? This would make a beautiful hair bow !! If it can be,what type of fabric would you recommend ? I have seen some of your tutorials on YouTube and they are great too !!!
Why not!! I have made a couple of flowers from felt https://liagriffith.com/make-a-mothers-day-felt-flower-brooch-and-gift-card/ https://liagriffith.com/diy-felt-flowers/
i just love this ty for shareing going be pining this for sure may you all have a blessed new year in 2015
Thank you so much:)
The poinsettias are beautiful. The packages look elegant with the addition of the poinsettias.
Thanks Brenda. They are soooo simple to make too. 😉
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Just found this via Mary at homeiswheretheboatis and wanted to say I think it’s totally brilliant! Thank you!
Thank you so much!
I love these!!! Thank you so much for the great tutorial. I can’t wait to have fun making flowers.
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Hi from Trinidad & Tobago! you are sooo special. Your crafts rock. I am delighted with those poinsettias, definitely making those. thank you so much.
Thanks Rhoda! So happy your found this craft. 🙂
Ohhhh… I think these would make beautiful informal napkin rings at a brunch table too!
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Maravillosas!!! in love!!
Un abrazooooo!!! ….. 🙂
thank you so much for showing me how to make these beautiful paper flowers. it will add such a beauty to any of my gifts as toppers. I will pass this on to my daughter and son to do the same with their children.
Wonderful Tray. . . These are great crafts for kids!
This is great; thank you for sharing. *smiles* Mine actually worked. And the first time.
Admittedly my poinsettia says Happy Birthday, but I’m sure once I get some red napkins …
Haha, good practice then. 🙂
I love this decoration idea, Lia! A perfect present topper for all of my homemade food gifts 🙂
FYI I’ve posted a note about this on my site at:
Thanks! Great collection of goodies. 🙂
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How gorgeous. I will definitely be making these for the Christmas table… Thank you xx
Your guests will be charmed.
Absolutely fabulous !!I will surely give them a try !!! xx
They look great in silver and gold napkins too.
i dont have a hot glue gun 🙁
Put that on your Christmas list. 🙂
That is beautiful and I am definitely going to try it! Thanks for the inspiration.
Do, you will love the results!
Thank you for sharing. This is so pretty!
This is a good one. Super easy!
You are welcome!
Thank you , love this so pretty but manageable, you made me look good thanks
That is great to hear!
This is beautiful I love it might make some to put on my tree instead of buying them. One question what did you put in the middle of the flower
Yes, I used white for my tree last year. The middle is glitter on top of a dab of hot glue (as shown in the tutorial).
Wow beautiful !!!
TFS, brilliant idea!!
You are so welcome!
Lovely idea..will definately add it to my list of christmas decorations!
It is so easy, you will love it!!
This looks like a great quicky project. Now if I can only do this. I’ll have to make a pattern as I’m no good at anything without a pattern, duh!
Beautiful flower, I’d love to make them in gold and silver so will be on lookout for nice cocktail paper napkins. Great tutorial
The trick is to make sure you cut the right direction so all of your pieces are still attached. You can do it, I promise!
Amazing….. Thanks so much for sharing…. I’ll now have another ‘busy’ project to keep my young nices and nephews occupied while their Moms & Dads are tending to “Santa’s Helper” duties….. Pat
This is perfect for them!
Wow! That is so lovely! Thank you for the tutorial!
Sure! It is a keeper.
This is awesome! I can’t wait to try it 🙂 thank you so much for your gracious sharing spirit.
You are so welcome!
Thanks! The pictures look easy to follow and I think that I could actually do this!
You can do this! The trick it to make sure you leave the folded point attached and the center. Once you have that down, you are golden!
I really like your flower and it looked so real and is simple or at least you made it look that way.
Thanks for all your work!
Oh it is simple! Give it a go!
Awesome Lia! I can’t wait to try it! Love all your creations!
Yay! Tell me how it works for you.
OK. two words: you rock!
everything you do is so stylish and beautifully presented, Lia. keep being awesome. i’m addicted to you 🙂
You are so sweet! I had to share your message with my sister since she was telling me the same thing just hours earlier. Thanks for your supportive words!!
This is absolutely stunning! I am blown away you made that flower with simple napkins. I must try this, thanks for sharing with us!
Isn’t it too fun! Yes, give it a go, you will love it even more.