Poinsettia flowers are so beautiful and really add to the Christmas environment. These easy to make paper poinsettia flowers are perfect for decoration or even as a gift bow.
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MATERIALS FOR PAPER POINSETTIAS
- Light Grip Cutting Mat (the 12″x 12″ size)
- My free SVG cut files (you will need access to my free resource library below)
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HOW TO MAKE PAPER POINSETTIAS
If you’d rather watch a video on how to make it step by step, take a look at this video here (highly recommended!):
STEP 1: GET THE FREE SVG FILE
Get the free cut file from the Free Resource Library.
STEP 2: PREP FILE
Upload the file into Cricut Design Space.
This poinsettia has already been pre-sized for you. It will make a medium-sized poinsettia (approx. 8″ wide). Feel free to resize the files to make a smaller or bigger poinsettia.
It may take a little longer to load in Cricut Design Space. There are many score lines that will cause some delay.
Once you’ve loaded the file into Cricut Design space, ungroup the layers once.
I’ve arranged the layers for you to easier do the next few steps.
You will notice there are “poinsettia” layers and “cut” layers. The poinsettia layers are score lines. But Cricut doesn’t know what it needs to score so take each bundle of layers and ATTACH them.
Then set each poinsettia layer to score in the line type. You will know you’ve done this correctly when you see dotted lines on top of each layer instead of straight lines.
Adjust the leaf layer on the next screen to fit a 12×12 mat (by rotating it and moving it around).
STEP 2: CUT IT OUT
Follow the prompts to cut it out. I used the heavy cardstock setting on my Cricut Maker with more pressure.
STEP 3: WEED YOUR DESIGN
Carefully weed your designs. You may not even need a weeding tool for this design. It’s super easy to weed!
STEP 4: ASSEMBLE
Fold along the middle score line. This gives our flower some dimension.
To assemble our poinsettia, I used adhesive squares. These are also great for mandalas.
Attach each layer in the center using adhesive squares.
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