Also, with it being the holiday season and Christmas just around the corner makes it the perfect time for making Poinsettia's.
Ok, so here is the Poinsettia you have been so patiently awaiting:
(I made this at the last minute, last night so you can place your petals in a more beautiful fashion and mess around with them to spread a little more... I was making this in a bit of a hurry)
Step 1: Cut 3 strips of paper 1.5x4:
Step 2: Then fold all 3 of your strips vertically (so it's now 1.5x2)
Step 3: Then fold them horizontally
Step 4: Take your scissors and cut curved from the bottom right to the top left
Step 5: Open your folds, your petal should now look like this:
Step 6: Then fold your petal in half (if using a pattern you will want the pattern you want to show to be on the inside of the fold):
Step 7: Then fold the top of each side to the bottom where the crease it so it looks like this:
Step 8: Then fold your piece in half and it will look like this: Once you have you petals how you want them use a glue dot between the fold to hold it in place
Step 11: Last add your center! I used my pearl pen to make a center for this flower, I didn't have time to let it dry completely but I will be going over the center again to make it look like 5 pearls are in the center of the flower (what I love about this liquid pearl is that you can color over it with copic markers after it dries!!!)
To make your Poinsettia even more beautiful ink the creases with a deep red or use a deep red stickles to add some extra shiny bling!
Also, head on over to Tiffany's blog, she made a b-e-a-utiful Poinsettia out of felt and has the DIY steps on how to make her felt Poinsettia ;)