How To Make Paper Poinsettias

How To Make Paper Poinsettias

glitter paper poinsettias on a black letterboard sign

Poinsettias are such a beautiful, vibrantly colored flower. While red is commonly seen during the Christmas season, I was inspired to make the pink version of this flower after seeing all the lovely shades of glittery cardstock offered by 12x12 Cardstock.

Supplies you’ll need:

free paper poinsettia template

(To save template, click here and choose Save As)

While there are multiple methods to cutting these flowers out, the following tutorial will focus on using scissors. Begin by printing and cutting out the FREE Poinsettia Template.

paper poinsettia template

Next, take the largest petaled shape, turn the Princess Pink Glitter Cardstock sheet over, trace with your pen or pencil, and cut it out. Follow this same procedure with the Bazzill Fussy and BLUSH Glitter colors with the second largest and smallest petaled shapes respectively. Continue this process for the leaves using the MINT Glitter Cardstock. Repeat these steps until you have all the pieces for the total number of Poinsettias you desire to make.

Next, place your ruler down the center of each of the petals and leaves, and draw a scoring line. For glitter paper, I recommend running the scoring tool over the surface twice. Fold each of these petals and leaves in half to give the flower more of a realistic look.

glitter paper poinsettia template

Now, begin to assemble the flowers by placing a small drop of craft glue in each of the petaled shapes center. Add as many, or as few, leaves as you’d like to each flower and attach them to the Poinsettia using more craft glue. Lastly, place three drops of craft glue in the flowers center and attach three of the gold glitter ball confetti.

pink paper poinsettias

Here’s the finished product! I would love to see how yours turned out! Tag @wild_sparkle_ and @12x12cardstock on Instagram!

- Shea

Design Team Member Shea


  • Fabina Flor Tapia Cuba

    Buen y bendecido día, soy de Perú donde puedo conseguir las cartulinas gracias

  • Debbie W

    I am on windows 11, I used my snipping tool to capture the image as a jpg, and did a save as, then uploaded it and removed the background Worked great. Thanks for the template

  • Mary Ellen

    If you don’t have a cricut subscription, it won’t remove the background. I would need it as an svg to cut using my cricut. Very pretty poinsettia though but won’t work for me.

  • Liz Ackerman

    Here is a link that works:


    Love the template if I could download it. Sorry, but you should really try and fix the link.

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