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. 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!
Download our printable instructions below for a full list of materials for this project. We used an assortment of our favorite text weight metallic papers to make this paper poinsettia set, and you can find links for them in Shop this Project. To add some extra flair to the flowers, we also used a bit of gold glitter and an art marker. You can find these two materials at your local craft store – we specifically used a Tombow marker 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. 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 the Team