The Poinsettia, also known as a Christmas Flower is well known for it's red, white and green foliage, and is widely used in Christmas floral displays. The plant's connection to Christmas began from a 16th-century Christian Mexican legend in which a small girl was too poor to bring gifts for the celebration of Jesus' birthday. As the story tells, the girl was inspired by an angel to gather roadside weeds and place them at the church's alter. Beautiful crimson blossoms sprouted from the weeds, and became poinsettias. In modern times, this flower transcends religious and cultural backgrounds to represent the holiday season.
This beginner tutorial is a fantastic way to get your feet wet in the world of felt florals. With clear, step-by-step instructions, a materials list, and a printable template, you'll be able to create a beautiful poinsettia bloom for an ultra-realistic look that'll knock the socks off any recipient. This downloadable file is jam-packed full of pictures and tips for every step of the way, ensuring any level of crafter can complete it.
-Benzie Design felt in Red, Mustard, and Meadow (although, this is a PERFECT time to try out Benzie's 100% pure wool Bellwether felt! The Cherry Red is stunning. The pure wool is much more sturdy, holding a firmer shape, and is perfect for brooches, headbands, and higher use pieces)
-Fine tip scissors
-Precision tip glue gun, and glue
-2 pieces of 18g thread wrapped floral stem wire
-Wire cutters (if you wish to trim your stems)
-Hair straightener, or clothing iron
-Aleene's stiffen Quik Stiffening Spray, or Pebeo Spray Fixative for Pastels