As much as we love our floristic crepe paper poinsettias, we thought it would be best to also create a metallic paper option. Poinsettias are gorgeous for Christmas decorating in general, but personally we love using them as unique gift toppers for special presents. We created two versions of our metallic paper poinsettia, one with more rounded petals and one with spikier petals. If you’re not a member already, become one today! There is an SVG template for those with a cutting machine, and a PDF version if you are cutting your flowers by hand. Let’s get started!
First, gather all your tools and materials (listed below). We used an assortment of our favorite text weight metallic papers to make this paper poinsettia set. To add some extra flair to the flowers, we also used a bit of gold glitter and art markers. You can find these two materials at your local craft store – we specifically used Tombow markers and Martha Stewart’s glitter in Smoky Quartz. Once you have your materials you can start cutting the petals. If you are using the PDF file, you can print the template directly onto the metallic paper to make it easier. Just note that the small black score lines will be slightly visible if you do this. Otherwise, you can use trace the paper poinsettia templates onto your paper.
When you have your pieces trimmed, you can use your art marker to create the extra vein details. This is totally optional though! Next, start assembling with your hot glue gun. Follow the photo tutorial below as a visual guide. After gluing the petals together, you can add your glitter. Just add a bit of extra hot glue to the centers and sprinkle the glitter on top. We recommend doing this over a piece of newspaper or magazine for easy clean-up.
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- Frosted Text Weight Paper – Stardream Metallic Mars, Stardream Metalllic Azalea, Curious Metallic Gold Leaf, Curious Metallic Botanic (discontinued; use Lia Griffith Frosted Craft Paper – Conifer Pack (#2)
- Tombow Art Markers – Port Red, Persimmon, Yellow Gold, Hunter Green
- Glitter – Martha Stewart Crafts Smoky Quartz
Full tutorial available for members to download below.
For more poinsettia projects, be sure to take a look at our cocktail napkin poinsettia and pretty poinsettia wreath! Find all of our Christmas DIYs, or head to our membership page to get in on the crafty fun. See you soon! ~ Lia and team