Poinsettia Ornament

by Charmaine Ikach

Create a Poinsettia ornament out of a paper roll and paper.


  • Tabletop trimmer (scissors work too, but harder to get straight cuts)
  • Half of a paper towel roll (5.5” long)
  • 5.5” square piece of patterned paper
  • Red and Green pieces of Mulberry paper
  • Dazzling Diamonds Glitter™
  • Glitter Glue
  • Glue Dots
  • Sticky Strip™ or Mod Podge™
  • Ribbon
  • Hole punch
  • Embellishments of choice


  1. Step 1

    Apply Sticky Strip™ (or Mod Podge™ ) to the back of your patterned paper.

    If you use Mod Podge™, you’ll have to wait for it to dry before continuing to next step 4.

  2. Step 2

    Attach patterned paper onto paper towel roll.

  3. Step 3

    Flatten the paper towel roll.

  4. Step 4

    Cut your paper towel roll into ½” slices.

  5. You will get 11 pieces (or petals) from half of a paper towel roll, which is enough to make 2 poinsettia ornaments.

  6. Step 5

    Apply glue to the edges of one side of the petals and place down on red mulberry paper.

  7. Step 6

    Cut and trim each petal.
    Repeat Step 5 for the other side of the petals.

  8. Step 7

    Choose a petal to be the top of the ornament and squeeze the end and punch a hole through it. This is for your ribbon.

  9. Step 7

    Choose a petal to be the top of the ornament and squeeze the end and punch a hole through it. This is for your ribbon.

  10. Step 8

    Apply glue dots to the sides of the petals and arrange them into a flower.

  11. Step 9

    Apply glue to the front side edge of each petal and apply Dazzling Diamonds glitter.

  12. Step 10

    Cut leaves out of the green mulberry paper. I used five leaves.

  13. Step 11

    Attach the leaves to the back of the ornament in between the petals.

  14. Add embellishment of choice to the center of the poinsettia and ribbon for hanging and you’re finished!

    Look how beautiful this ornament looks with lights shining from behind.

Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Poinsettia Ornament. Try this technique, then upload your artwork to the gallery. Show us your creations!

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Questions and Comments

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OMG! What a wonderful holiday ornament, Charmaine! Your tutorial is AWESOME!!!!
Nancy Riley  |  Mon Nov 3, 2008 at 6:58 AM
Wow, now THAT is something different! I've never seen anything like it before. Way to use home supplies and recycle! :D
Cindy Major  |  Mon Nov 3, 2008 at 7:35 AM
Oh that is fabulous!!
I think that would be a great idea for our 11 yr old Girl Scouts to make!
Tandra Boyer  |  Mon Nov 3, 2008 at 9:39 AM
Oh wow. This is so beautiful and creative. Such a fabulous idea for trimming the tree very cost effectively for these tough economic times. smile Love it!
Amanda Mosier  |  Mon Nov 3, 2008 at 4:16 PM
AWESOME Charmaine--love this beautiful ornament idea!
Carolyn King  |  Mon Nov 3, 2008 at 4:56 PM
I just made mine! I LOVE it! Thanks so much for sharing!!
kimberlee  |  Mon Nov 3, 2008 at 5:40 PM
What a great idea!
Kathy  |  Mon Nov 3, 2008 at 7:09 PM
OHHH I bet that would make the cutest daisy I can't wait to try it out!!
Jenny  |  Mon Nov 3, 2008 at 8:41 PM
Oooo, this is awesome. Too bad I just tossed a paper towel roll. Guess I'll have to wait for the next one.
lacyquilter  |  Mon Nov 3, 2008 at 10:20 PM
I bet these will look lovely with the lights shining through!
Chris  |  Tue Nov 4, 2008 at 6:16 AM
What a great 3D look, Charmaine -- these are beautiful!
Sharon Harnist  |  Wed Nov 5, 2008 at 10:45 AM

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