Hi， my name is Jennifer! I am a papercraft designer at JenniferMaker.com， author of the upcoming book “；DIY Paper Flowers，”； and creator of the CUT ABOVE design course. I am beyond excited that my friend Tasha asked me to design this special paper flower for you!
An unopened present is the embodiment of mystery and wonder. And a beautifully-wrapped present is even better， hinting at something very special inside. Yetfunny pillow cases， no matter how much pretty paper and bows I use， my wrapping never seems to live up to my expectations. But this year is going to be different， because I designed this lovely paper poinsettia to embellish all of my special Christmas presents. This paper flower so easy to make and it gives everything a special， handmade touch. It's joyful and pretty， and it's going to look amazing under the Christmas tree! Read on to learn how to make your own paper flower gift embellishment AND to grab the free cut file and pattern!baby pillows
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To get my FREE cut file and pattern for the DIY paper flower gift embellishment， just click the image below and let me know where to send them!
Note： I used my Cricut Maker to do all of my cutting， but you can replicate what you see here cutting by hand or with an older Cricut machine! That said， if you have been curious about a cutting machine for a while， I can tell you it is without a doubt the best crafting tool I've ever used. You can read Tasha's review of Cricut vs. Silhouette machines here and her review of the new Cricut Maker machine here.
If you are using a Cricut：
If you aren't using aCricut：
Once all your pieces are cut out， you should have a pile that looks like this.
Whether you have used a Cricut to cut out your pieces or not， continue with the steps below.
1) Gently fold each petal and leave along the center score line to give your petals and leaves realistic body and shape.
2) Glue the red petals on top of each other， starting with the largest set of petals on the bottom and working your way up to the smallest set. As you glue each set on， rotate it so the petals are offset from one another to give the flower a fuller look.
3. Turn over the glued petals and glue the green leaves on the bottom of your poinsettia. If you have veins on your leaves， be sure you glue them on with the veins toward the flower. I recommend you offset the leaves from the petals so they peak out from between them.
4. Bend the yellow pipe cleaner into several 1/2″； long segments to simulate the stamen. Snip off the excess pipe cleaner and glue the stamen to the center of your paper poinsettia.
I'm so excited about how this DIY paper flower gift embellishment turned out! What do you think？
If you love this idea， be sure to save it to Pinterest or share it on Facebook so you can find it again later! And before you head out， don't forget to click below to have the cut file and pattern emailed to you within minutes.
If you like this paper flower， you may also like these free flower tutorials from JenniferMaker：
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