Paper poinsettia tutorial and template

Paper Poinsettia could be last for years, and here is the super quick and easy method to make these Christmas crafts.

Let’s grab your cardstock and some simple suppliers and DIY the flowers.

Paper poinsettia tutorial and template

There’s has been many tutorial to make paper Poinsettia, but here is the secret to make the realistic Poinsettia flower:

It’s the distance between the layers.

Paper Poinsettia tutorial and template

Step by step tutorial to make Paper Poinsettia:

Step 1: Cut the flower petals and leaves from my template.

And the secret to super quick and easy is making the 5-petal-petal templates.

But due to the limited size of Cricut mat (12″x12″), the flower is just small for a centerpiece or or wreath decoration only.

You can cut it out by your cutting machine (by using SVG template) or by your hand (by using PDF template)

I designed these templates from real flowers to ensure the realistic.

Paper poinsettia tutorial and templatee

Step 2: Score the veins of petals and leaves.

You could use the out-of-ink ball pen or the edge of the scissors to score the vein.

Try to create the main veins from the center point to strengthen the petals/leaves.

Paper poinsettia tutorial and template

Step 3: Make the flower stamen

Use the small ball to create the curves for the stamen.

Make the small round at the head of the floral wire gauge#20 and glue the stamen on by the glue gun.

Paper Poinsettia tutorial and template

Step 4: Glue the petal layers

Then insert the petal layers into the floral wire and glue it by the glue gun.

Please insert in the order from the smallest petals to larger ones, from red to green.

The distance between the stamen and the first layer is just about 1mm.

This number is about 5mm (or about 1/4inch) between the other layers.

Paper poinsettia tutorial and template

And that’s all. Super quick and super easy, right? 🙂


Paper poinsettia tutorial and template

Paper poinsettia tutorial and template

Materials need to make paper Poinsettia flower:

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1. 65lbs (180gsm) cardstock (This cardstock is so cheap, highly recommended)

2. Scissors or a Cricut Explorer for much faster cutting.

3. Scoring tool

4. Glue gun (This cordless gun is super helpful)

5. Floral wire gauge#20

6. Paper Poinsettia templates (SVG and PDF files)


With lots of love,


12 thoughts on “Paper poinsettia tutorial and template

  • December 12, 2018 at 9:55 am

    What curved scoring tool do you use?

    • December 12, 2018 at 1:04 am

      I did manually sent the template to your new email. Pls help to check.

  • December 10, 2018 at 7:21 pm

    Disappointing, I purchased your template the layers can not be separated on my cricut making it a small poinsettia that must be made on 12 x 12 stock.

    • December 11, 2018 at 1:16 am

      Hi Carol,

      Yes, this is the small flower for the centerpiece. But I can send you the separated petals that you could make as big flower as you want. Pls check your email within next 12 hours.

  • December 10, 2018 at 3:29 pm

    Hi! I just purchased the paper poinsettia and I’m having some problems so I hope you can help.
    1. The svg file is actually a text file when downloaded so it can’t work with cutting machines
    2. I uploaded both the png and dxf to my Cricut explorer Air2 and the file opens up as 24×24 size. Can i resize to fit the cutting mat of 12×24 or is there a way to cut each individual layer?

    • December 11, 2018 at 1:14 am

      Hi Anne,

      I’m using the Cricut Explorer Air2, too. And the SVG file is working fine. Please just press: Import anyway when DS ask about the not support text.
      If you still get any problem, please just let me know. I’ll try to figure it out all.

      Thank you so much,

      • December 11, 2018 at 3:14 pm

        Hi Ann,

        Thank you so much for the quick response. I continued with the upload regardless of the error message and it worked! I’m now able to separate the flowers and print each layer individually. Thanks again. Will let you know how the project turns out.

        Anne R

  • December 3, 2018 at 9:35 pm

    Absolutely lovely. Can you tell me the name of the tool you use to score the leaves? Kind thanks, Myrna


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