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 altar. 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.
We recommend following along on your computer or tablet-and printing only the pattern page.
Use the add-on kit menu above to buy all the supplies you need to make your Poinsettia! You can also substitute the Red blend felt with our Cherry Red 100% Wool Bellwether felt; the pure wool is much more sturdy, holding a firmer shape
About the Designer
Hello! I'm Gina, the founder and owner of Bear & Barbaloot. By day I'm a pediatric nurse at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. I am also a wife to the best husband in the world, and the two cutest, most rambunctious little boys around (although I might be a teeny bit biased). In the rest of my "spare time" I lovingly work at making felt florals. I hope you enjoy my work as much as I adore making it!