Holiday Poinsettia Craft-
I hope you all had a lovely Thanksgiving. I look forward to reading your posts and seeing all you have to share at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop next week. I am sure some of you brave souls went out and did some shopping today, it is officially the start of the “Countdown to Christmas”. How did you do? Did you find some great deals? I prefer to avoid the black Friday crowds. But, I respect all of you who do venture out for the bargains. Today I am happy to share my first bit of holiday craftiness, my Holiday Poinsettia Craft. You only need basic needle and thread sewing skills for this one ( wink).
What You Need
1 2x 12 Framed canvas
15 x 15 Piece of Holiday Fabric
Template (click HERE)
12 Pieces felt 9 x 12 inch size (one more if you cover the back)
Needle and thread to match your felt
Brooch, pendant, button or other adornment for the center
Lets get Crafty!
Cut out the templates. Then place them on the felt and cut out 8 large petals, 7 of the small petals and 6 circles.
Using a needle and thread (I used blue thread so you could see it ) pinch the long end of each petal together about one inch down and stitch a running stitch through each one and tie a knot. Repeat for all of the petals.
Place the framed canvas, canvas side down, on the wrong side of the fabric, leaving about 2-3 inches all around. If your fabric has a pattern make sure it is straight.
Pull the fabric gently so it fits nice and smooth over the canvas. Staple the top and bottom of the fabric to the inside wood of the canvas. .
Fold the other sides to make a nice gift style corner and staple. You really only need a few staples.
When I was creating this project I cut out a bunch of templates to lay it out. You will use your felt petals for your layout 🙂
Lay out your petals on the center of the covered canvas. Lay the large petals so they touch or overlap in the center.
When you have your petals laid out the way you like them. Add a couple of simple tac stitches to each petal, by sewing through the felt and into the back of the canvas and securing with knot.
Work around your layout so that all of the large petals and secure. Repeat this process with the small petals laying them on top of the large petals, and stitching through.
Pinch each circle of felt in the center and stitch it onto the center of the poinsettia petals at the pinched point. Repeat to cover all of the center edges of the petals.
Leaving enough room in the center for your center adornment.
Fluff and fiddle with the circle center pieces a bit then stitch your adornment in the middle.
I cut the bail off of a pendant for my center piece. But you can use a button, a brooch or anything that you fancy.
Now the back looks like this.
If you don’t like having the back open, staple a piece of felt on the back to cover.
My supervisor Izzy asleep on the job 🙂
You can display this bit of holiday decor on a wall or on an easel.
There you have it, my first bit of Christmas craftiness, my Holiday Poinsettia Craft.
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