Poin­set­tia wreath

Cardmaking and Papercraft - - Competition -

1 Pin one end of a spool of green rib­bon to the back of the polystyrene ring and wrap the rib­bon around the ring, se­cur­ing with pins as you go. Once cov­ered, pin a loop of green rib­bon to the top of the wreath.

2 Trans­fer the pe­tal tem­plates from p92 onto pieces of red and green card. For each flower you will need one large green layer, two large red lay­ers, one medium red layer and one small red layer. Cut out care­fully.

3 Use a ruler and a small em­boss­ing tool to make score lines in the cen­tre of each layer of petals, as shown. Place each layer onto a foam mat and press into the cen­tre of the petals with a large em­boss­ing tool to shape.

4 As­sem­ble the red lay­ers for one flower to­gether, off­set­ting the petals on each layer, as shown. Glue the large green layer to the bot­tom of the flower. Re­peat this step to cre­ate five per­fect poin­set­tias for your wreath.

5 Glue 20mm cir­cles of pale green card to the cen­tre of each poin­set­tia. Cut a fringe along one edge of five 155x20mm strips of pale green card. Roll and glue the ends. Push out fring­ing and at­tach to the cen­tre of each poin­set­tia.

6 Use the tem­plate on p92 to cut out 10 holly leaves from a piece of green card. Care­fully score and fold lines down the cen­tre of each holly leaf. Next, score di­ag­o­nal lines on ei­ther side of the cen­tre line, as shown.

7 At­tach two holly leaves to­gether and pierce a hole at the bot­tom. Twist the wire stems of three red berries to­gether, push the end through the hole in the leaves and se­cure on the re­verse. Re­peat to make five holly sprigs.

8 Po­si­tion the poin­set­tia flow­ers evenly around the wreath and use a hot glue gun to se­cure each one in place. Next, at­tach the holly sprigs so that they fill the gaps be­tween the poin­set­tias, as shown, to fin­ish.

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