pretty poinsettias: a simple Christmas craft

Simple Christmas Countdown {day 08}
Today I’d like to welcome Amy from the Workman Family Blog! I am always checking out her cute blog to find fabulous recipes, movie night ideas, craft tutorials and more. I’m thrilled to have Amy guest posting today to share with us a simple and adorable holiday craft idea!
Hi everyone, my name is Amy. I’m a stay at home mom to 5 wonderful children; Hunter, Ava, Lily, Grey and our newest addition Finn. Currently we live in Ontario, Canada while my husband is in school pursuing a Pharmacy degree. To pass the time, I spend my days crafting, baking, decorating and taking a zillion pictures. I am obsessed with Halloween and Reeses’ Peanut Butter Cups.  I hate wearing socks and dream of one day building a huge victorian mansion, off the grid.
I am so excited to share with all of you simple as that readers a fun and whimsical way to add a little Christmas flair to your home this holiday.
All you need is some red and green felt, a hot glue gun, white buttons and a small hairclip.

Trace and cut out a circle, approximately 1 inch in any color of felt, this will be our backing. Next cut out 2 leaf shapes with your green felt, and about 10-12 red poinsettia petals. I just freehand cut all of mine, using this picture as my guide.
Using your circle background piece, glue the two green leaves to either side.

Next start arranging and gluing your red petals around the leaves until you have a pretty poinsettia flower.

Add some white buttons for the center and you’re done.

Slip a small hairclip or clothes peg between your backing and flower petals.

Now you’re ready to attach to any surface that needs some Christmas cheer.
I clipped mine onto the edge of my lampshade, and I just love the simple touch it adds.
There are so many possibilities for these sweet little flowers, you could wear them in your hair, or clip them to a Christmas card or gift. I also love the idea of using these as Christmas tree ornaments or stringing a bunch together as a garland.

Thanks so much for following along, Merry Christmas and happy gluing!
Thank you so much Amy for sharing this fabulous tutorial!
Check back here again tommorow for a super fun giveaway
 and lot’s more Simple Christmas fun to come the rest of this week!

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Rebecca Cooper is a 38-year-old wife and mother of four from Alberta, Canada. As a photographer, crafter, author, and blogger, she finds joy and fulfillment in celebrating everyday moments. She loves to read and eat chocolate, and is a firm believer in afternoon naps. Rebecca shares her family’s adventures, photo tips, simple craft projects + more right here at Simple as That.

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