Crepe Paper Poinsettia Wreath

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    Kit from the Martha Stewart Crafts line at Michaels.

    This was difficult to photograph.

    As usual, the kit contained high-quality materials and poor-quality instructions. The crepe paper is quite heavy and double-sided. The kit says it makes 18 poinsettias (9 small and 9 large), but it actually will make a few more if you improvise on the filling for the little balls at the center of the flower as well as the stickers that go on the underside of each poinsettia (I used leftover green paper).

    The instructions left out the step where you cut an x into the base of the poinsettia and insert the pip stems through the hole. The instructions also lacked mention of shaping the petals by tugging on the crepe paper.

    Márcia Abreu, and 3 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Zelda139 76 months ago | reply

      this is a gorgeous wreath - good job!

    2. Mary, not Martha 75 months ago | reply

      okay - so my daughter and I did this same wreath at Christmas - you're right - the instructions were poor at best..... I had figured out about the petal shaping, but also had to improvise for the centers - there weren't enough of those fuzzy l little balls to finish all the flowers... unfortunately, I didn't figure out about cutting the x in the center..... yours is beautiful!

    3. Wendy Abbe 75 months ago | reply

      Yeah, frustrating, right? Somebody at the company knows how to do it right, but they're just not getting the message across.

    4. kerry1231 54 months ago | reply

      Hi, do you know where I can purchase this kit?

    5. Wendy Abbe 54 months ago | reply

      I bought this a few years ago at Michael's, and, unless it comes back as a seasonal craft item, your best bet is probably eBay. Sorry!

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