Pretty Poinsettia Gift Embellishments + Home for Christmas Hop

Pretty Poinsettia DIY Gift Bows - Pocketful of Posies

Hi All!

Today I am back with a very special holiday hop celebrating all things Christmas with HomeTalk.com and CountryLiving.com! I am particularly excited about this post because there will literally be hundreds of participants! With all of the beautiful Christmas Cheer you’re sure to be inspired! So be sure to scroll to the bottom of this post and check out all the Christmas goodness!

For my very special Christmas craft I was inspired by this adorable red polka dot fabric tape I found in Target’s
(affiliate) dollar section last week. It was so cute I just couldn’t pass it up, even though I had no idea what I was going to use it for.

Inspiration struck while I was wrapping a few Christmas presents. I thought it would be really cute to add something special to a few of my presents.  Especially since I am going for a much simpler approach to wrapping this year.  Simple like… “Brown paper packages tied up with string… these are a few of my favorite things!”

project recipe

  • A piece of paper
  • Scissors
  • Decorative tape, any kind is fine
  • Buttons or beads
  • Glue

To start the poinsettia petals I folded my tape at a 90 degree angle twice creating a triangle shape on one end.  To make the petals a little sturdier I overlapped the ends of the tape just slightly.  From the tip of of the point to the end of the petal it should be about 2 inches long.




Next I drew a circle on my paper and layered my petals over the circle.  Once they were all laid out I cut out the basic shape.  Don’t worry about perfection as you will be trimming the petals for shape next.

Using a pair of scissors I trimmed each piece of tape into a petal shape.  For my second layer of petals I repeated steps 1 and 2 making 6 more petals.  However this time I made them a little bit shorter, about 1.5 inches each.

To add some visual interest to the upper level of petals I pinched the center of each petal.  Then I placed them along the edge of a piece of paper.  Make sure to leave some of the tape hanging off the edge.  Next I cut out each petal.  Again it doesn’t have to be perfect.  Once each petal was separated I trimmed each petal into a petal shape.

Next I layered each petal on to the existing lower layer.

Finally I finished up my poinsettia’s with buttons and beads to give the center a little something special.

I love the way my poinsettias turned out.  They look great on our Christmas presents!  Are you ready tobe inspired?!?  Check out all the Christmas bliss below!

Thank you for taking the time to stop by and check out my post!  I would love to answer any questions or comments you may have!  Merry Christmas!

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  1. Cat, this poinsettia bow is so cute!!! I like the ribbon you used; I don’t think I could have passed that red and white polka dots up either! 🙂 The poinsettia you made is beautiful!! Thanks for the tutorial!

  2. What great gift embellishments! They look very professional, I love your choice of materials. The red with polka dots is just perfect! xoKathleen Charm Bracelet Diva {At Home}

  3. This is a sweet and adorable idea! I admit I always have the best of intentions with wrapping gifts, then I get in a rush and they all get wrapped as quick as possible. I love the idea of taking your time and making cute things like this.

  4. Cat, these poinsettia bows are so pretty! I am terrible at wrapping pretty presents but I think I might just be able to make these:). I love the red against the brown packages . Pinning:).

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