Use the free pattern and the tutorial to make this classic poinsettia ornament for a traditional red and green holiday home decor. It only requires a few stitches (or none at all if you do a no-sew poinsettia!) The free template comes together with 13 other free templates to help you make your own diy holiday decorations. Download them all!
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This large poinsettia ornament is great for decorating a classic holiday tree. The traditional red and green will give you a great starting point for your diy holiday decorations.
And it gets even better: you can use this ornament - no adjustments needed - as a table centerpiece. Just place a few of them on a tray and add a few spruce branches. Done! And you've got instant holiday room makeover if you stitch a few onto your pillow covers. Hello, my beautiful home!
I know there are some readers among you who'd sometimes prefer a no-sew project, too. This is where I was thinking of you, folks! This easy poinsettia ornament requires really just a few stitches - and if you'd like to skip those too, feel free to use your glue gun instead of the needle and thread. Really, you can!
I seem to be no good with a glue gun (you don't want to see how messy I get with one!!!), so I'm not showing you a no-sew version. But there is hardly a better suitable holiday sewing project than this one. Go ahead!
And the rest of you, dear AppleGreen Cottage readers, get your needle and thread ready. Some felt cutting, then a few stitches and you're done! Deal? Let's go!
First, check out this quick slideshow to get an overview of the project:
The template comes in 3 sizes for each layer, but you can either choose the small, medium or large only - each combo will give you a different poinsettia. I used all three sizes on one ornament - this is what I recommend when you make the poinsettia ornament for the first time.
Supplies To Make the Large Poinsettia ornament
- soft red felt and green felt - the green can be a bit stiffer if you like.
- a few white pearl beads (alternatively, a button or a pompom will do too)
- 6" - 8" ribbon for hanging
- matching thread, scissors, needle or glue gun
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How To Make Poinsettia Ornament
In short, you'll only stitch all three layers together, attach a few beads, done.
But since my diy poinsettias turn out much prettier when I make little creases in the center, I'll show you every individual step to make it clear and easy to follow. So here are the steps in super slow motion to ensure everybody can follow:
Step 1 - Print out the template
Step 2 - Cut the pieces
Step 3 - Prepare the smallest piece
Create a crease in the center so it WON'T lay flat. This is how I do it:
Step 4 - Attach the middle piece
Stick the (still threaded) needle through the center of the second piece (see 1). Fold again, this time with the smallest piece inside the fold (see 2) and do a few stitches to create a crease. (see 3)
Step 5 - Attach the third, green piece
Add the third piece and finish off sewing by burying the thread somewhere between the layers. You'll notice that I leave the green part stay flat, no folding.
Step 6 - Add pearl beads to the center
Step 7 - Add a short ribbon for hanging
The ribbon is short so it will be kept hidden behind the larger green 'leaves' - and when you hang it on your tree, it will fit snuggly.
Once you've made a few, make a few of these diy origami ornaments - a perfect combination in traditional Christmas colors!
If you're looking for more holiday patterns, these are super popular right now:
- Super Cute Mini Mitten Ornament - free
- 15+ Cutest Diy Christmas Gifts For Kids
- 45+ diy Christmas Gifts To Sew (With Patterns)
- Free Christmas Stocking Pattern
- these SUPER EASY trees - two ways to diy them!
- Fun Elf On The shelf Ideas
- Super Easy Christmas Decor Ideas
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