Hello, my friends! Happy Wednesday! It’s a big, big day here at my house, as my parents arrive late tonight for a nice long holiday visit. Seems like I’ve been going a hundred miles-a-minute trying to get ready, but the house looks like a disaster. Between the decorating stuff, and the Christmas shopping stuff, and the wrapping stuff, and the CHA stuff… it looks like a bomb has gone off in here. Oh, and my dishwasher is broken, so there’s kitchen stuff everywhere, too. Welcome to North Carolina! Let me try to clear a space so that you can sit down!
I am always a big fan of project ideas that can do double-duty, especially during the rush of the holidays. At this busy time of year, I’m looking for projects that can add a festive touch to my home decor, dress up packages, or gift to family and friends. And these pretty paper poinsettias, made with papers from the new Typeset collection, definitely fit the bill.
Dies have really made our crafting lives so much easier, haven’t they? These poinsettias are made with Tim Holtz’s adorable Tattered Poinsettia die for Sizzix. I die cut several Typeset patterned papers until I had a variety of pieces to choose from, and then just stacked up the layers to get some fun mix-and-match designs.
If you’d like to create paper decorations that can stand the test of time, try adhering two pieces of patterned paper together with a craft glue stick before die cutting. That will give your project lots of added strength and structure, in case you’d like to pull out these poinsettias again next year.
I added a bit of ink to the edges of my petals using an ink blending tool, and then coated the flowers with a light dusting of diamond dust glitter. Then a trio of berries were attached to the center.
The finished poinsettias can then be used in so many different ways. Tied up in napkin rings, tucked into a gift bow, added as ornaments to the tree, filling a basket as home decor, and so much more. Now that’s double-duty!
I’ve got a quick tutorial for creating these up on the BasicGrey blog, in case you’d like to learn more.
Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you all have a wonderful day!
The supplies I’ve used are listed and linked below: