If you’ve been following me for a while, you know that I love encouraging others to get crafty and explore their creative side. The easiest way to jump in is to start with something simple. My heavy crepe paper poinsettia is really easy to craft, which makes it great for beginners. It’s also a good one to craft if you don’t have a lot of time to spend on DIY projects—or if you just want to quickly make some gorgeous flowers for the holidays.
For this poinsettia, I used three different crepe paper colors from my Winter Garden Collection. Since this pack is now sold out, you can also use our Christmas Collection.
In our video tutorial below, I’ll show you everything you need to make this heavy crepe paper poinsettia. You’ll also see how I create the centers of these flowers and how to glue and layer the petals and leaves. Once you watch the video, you’ll see just how easy it is to make this poinsettia.
To craft your heavy crepe paper poinsettia, gather the tools and materials listed here. Then download our free flower template at the end of this post and watch our quick video tutorial below. If you have any questions while crafting, just ask! We’re always happy to help.
Once you’ve crafted your poinsettias, I hope you share them with us and the rest of our crafting community! The team and I always like to see which of our projects you fall in love with, so be sure to post them on our Facebook page or your Instagram and use the hashtag #MadeWithLia.
If you need any help with our SVG file below, here’s a video with tips for downloading and using SVG cut files. Also, if you love making holiday flowers and want to work on something a little more challenging, you might like our pink crepe paper poinsettias. Happy crafting! ~Lia and team
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- Cricut Maker or Silhouette Cameo 4 (optional)
- Craft Scissors
- Detail Scissors
- Low-Temp Hot Glue Gun
- Needle-Nose Pliers/Wire Cutters
- Lia Griffith Heavy Crepe Paper: Winter Garden Collection – Pistachio, Gold Satin, Peppermint — OR you can find similar colors in our Christmas Collection (you can also use single packs of Cherry and Basil)
- 18-Gauge Green Paper Covered Wire
How to Make Paper Poinsettias
Follow my video tutorial below to craft your own poinsettia flowers for the holidays!
Excited for the Holidays?
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Are you having trouble? Feel free to contact us and we will be happy to help you out.
I have the package of winter garden heavy crepe but many of the names seem to have changed. Is Peppermint the same as cherry . Is holly berry the same as ruby? Is Bordeaux the same as Merlot? Is spearmint the same as basil? What is Pistachio called now? Is there somewhere I can find all the name changes? I am trying to make the heavy crepe paper poinsettia but it calls for cherry and basil. What are the other names for theses?
I am sure I can find this somewhere but don’t know where to look.
Hello Judith. Here is a download and print chart that you can add your crepe swatches. It lists the previous names for you. https://liagriffith.com/crepe-paper-swatch-template-project-labels/
I’m a newbie to crepe paper floral design. Thank you very much for the Crepe Paper Poinsettia Flower free download. I have ordered the materials needed and can not wait to follow your step-by-step video. You create such beautiful work.
Have a wonderful holiday.
Welcome Peggy!! So glad you found us 🙂
Hi, Could I use felt for these? I’m looking for an easy flower to make pins for my ladies in my Bible study. Any ideas? Thank you!
I’d follow our Felt Poinsettia pattern instead since it’s made for that material (https://liagriffith.com/potted-pink-felt-poinsettia-plants/). You could certainly eliminate a few petals and leaves to make it more simple! This one is also very simple: https://liagriffith.com/mothers-day-felt-flower/