This 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.
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.
- 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
- Free template – download and print page 12 from my new Homemade Christmas Patterns Bundle – it’s FREE for all and contains more than 10 free Christmas sewing patterns. All made for you! Here:
How To Make Poinsettia Ornament
In short, you’ll only stitch all three layers together, attach a few beads, done.
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:
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Make sure to save the project so you can use all the free templates from the series when you need them: