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


  • Charlotte

    I have the same problem as Jan. I right clicked on the image, chose “save as”, and the only option that came up was “WebP image”. There aren’t any other options. :-(

  • Terri

    Jan – are you trying to save the image using Screen shot? What you need to do is right-clock on the image. You see the “Save Image As” prompt and then you can save it as a jpeg or jpg file. The file is named “PoinsettiaTemplate-01_480x480.jpg.” Hope this helps.

  • Jan

    Thank you for your generosity in providing us with a poinsettia design, however I was not able to open this as an image to import in cutting machine software as it does not accept webP images. Any chance we could get a Jpg or gif or png image? Thank you!

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