1 sheet card stock
12 ft. piece of crepe paper streamer
For a flower with a stem: Green Pipe cleaner or wire florist stem,
1) Fold a piece of card stock horizontally (hamburger, not hot dog, as my kids would say)
2) Hold up vertically, and starting from the top, wrap your streamer 8 full times around, so there are 8 layers
in front and 8 in back of the card stock. Wrap each layer over the top of the other, nice and neat.
3) Slip the streamers off the cardstock. Keep wrapped nicely. Fold in half and make a hard crease. Unfold.
4) Cut each end of the folded streamer into a point. Now you have 8 pieces cut in to points on each end.
5) Crimp and twist each piece at the middle.
Only ten are shown, but you should have 16.
6) Stack the pieces together, holding them in the middle.
7) Secure with one end of a pipe cleaner or florist wire, twisted underneath if you would like your flower to have a stem. If you want your flower for a present topper, etc, you can just secure it with a wire bag tie like I did or a short piece of wire.
8) Now arrange the petals to look nice. Don't worry, this step is way easy.
9) Gather the scraps left from cutting the points and smoosh them into 6 balls the size of garden peas.
10) Squirt some white glue onto each ball.
11) With your fingers, smear the glue all over each ball. Place the balls in the middle of your poinsettia and let dry. That's it.
So easy, a child could do it. So what are you waiting for? Get the kids and get started!