promised yesterday, I am here to share with you how to make the pretty poinsettia that was topping my frozen hot chocolate beverage. I originally shared this over at By the Porchlight last month, but I wanted to bring a copy of it over here, too. I really enjoyed creating this template, and making what I hope is an incredibly clear tutorial.
Paper Poinsettia Template
Pretty papers (Card stock worked best, especially for the larger flower, but a lighter weight paper would probably function well for the smaller flower)
Toothpicks, wooden stir sticks, or paper straws to glue the finished product on
Step One: Select your papers and cut them to fit in your printer
Step Two: Print the poinsettia template on to the back of your paper (This is to help you avoid cutting the template out and painstakingly tracing it on to the back of your paper. It is much more time efficient.)
Step Three: Cut all of your pieces out.
Step Four: Carefully fold each petal down the middle. Also fold the center piece down the middle of each rounded side. It will help add dimension to the final product. (I used my thumb to help curve the petal around, as shown in my 2nd photo.)
Ta da! You're done!
Please let me know if you have any questions or problems with the template/tutorial. I'll be happy to help in any way I can.
Project vision & execution by Stacia Baskin // Photography by Michael Baskin