A quick tutorial on how I made my miniature potted poinsettia plants.
First, I just want to mention that I have a brother scan n cut machine and that makes cutting out the petals and leaves really easy. But if you don’t have one, paper punches works just as well.
Here is a list of materials that I used
- oragami pratice paper (I found mine at walmart.com)
- acrylic paint red, green and yellow
- wax paper
- wire for the stems
- tacky glue and glue gun
- wooden flower pot
- foil candy wrapper paper ( I used the wrapper from the new Hershey kisses deluxe)
- paper punch ( Fiskars small lever flower)
- wire cutters
- ball stylus or lace tool
- paint brush
- t-pin or needle to poke holes into the paper leaves
I used the origami practice paper as it is really light weight and holds the paint well.
I painted one sheet red on both sides and one green on both sides.
Paint the little wooden pot green too. You don’t have to completely cover the pot as the foil covers the out side.
I glued a few bb’s inside for weight in the pot via glue gun.
Cut three approximately 2″ lengths of the wire and strip the wire insulation off. Twist together the strands til almost the end. Fan out the wire and dip the ends into the yellow paint to form the stamens. Let dry.
Close up of the end coated in yellow acrylic paint to form the stamen.
Finish twisting the wires until almost the end. Do that to all three set of wires.
Now cut out your petals and leaves.
Add the veining either using the ball stylus or the lace tool to all your petals and leaves.
Poke a hole in the center of the petalss
Add onto the wires and thread up to the stamens. Add a second set of petals and thread up to the first set of petals. Add a dab of tacky glue and rotate the patels so that the petals line up between the first set of petals.
Do this for all three wires.
Next paint the stems green and let dry.
Add 5-7 green leaves for each stem. Rotating the leaves along the stem.
Glue your three poinsettia stems into the pot. I used my glue gun.
Cut a square of the Hershey’s Deluxe kiss gold foiL wrapper. I really liked the foil from the Hershey’s kisses because it resembled the florist foil that I remember to be on the poinsettia plant sold for Christmas. Plus…who doesn’t need an excuse to buy some chocolates.
Glue the foil onto the outside of the pot.
Finito….Aren’t they cute? I gotta makes some white and pink ones too.
P.S…I forgot to mention too that you will need to add some color to the edges of the leave and petals if you are using the white origami paper. Markers work well for this final step.
Thanks for looking…
Here’s a picture of the punch you can use if you don’t have access to a scanncut machine.
Here’s a picture of the outlines I used to cut on my brother scanncut machine.