Thursday, November 1, 2012

Pretty Little Poinsettias ~ in less than 5 minutes

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We are just starting to get all of our great Christmas designs on line so naturally I am getting super excited for the holidays!  We have just these fun little ITH Favor boxes together and what better way to embellish them, than with a pretty little poinsettia?!  It's so easy.  Here's how...

Cut out some random, curvy triangular petals.  The size of each will depend on how wide you want your flower to be.  I needed a pretty little flower.  Only about 1 1/2 inches wide so I made each of my petals about 1" long and 3/4" wide.  You can always trim them down so if you are unsure how big you want your flower, make it bigger and scale it down when you are finished.

Next, thread a needle with about 2 feet of thread doubled over.  Weave your threaded needle across the straight edge or bottom of each petal.  Pull the needle through, then slide it onto the thread

Once you have all of your petals on the thread, push them together as tight as possible and tie your two thread ends together.  Knot your ends several times to make sure it won't come undone.

 This is what it should look like after you have done that.
If your flower is too big you can trim it down now.

Add a few pearls and a rhinestone using some fabric glue.  We LOVE Fabritac made by Beacons. :)
Now take that little ITH Favor Box you just made...

Super cute, right? But...

How much better is it with a pretty little poinsettia and a little bling?!


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