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DIY Fabric Poinsettia

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Here’s a quick and easy guide to making a poinsettia from fabric and wire. Use them in a creative way, like to make a flower arrangement or hang an ornament. Just in time to decorate for the holidays.

fabric poinsettie

I am obsessed with Poinsettia, I don’t know why, but I just love this red leaves flower that brings a festive mood to my home the end of the year. Last year, I crochet some poinsettia coasters, which don’t really look like poinsettia except for the color tone. but they really get me into the mood of Christmas. This year, I make poinsettia again, and this time with fabrics and wires.

fabric poinsettia

These fabric poinsettia flowers can be made into a flower bouquet for table decoration during Christmas or as ornaments for your Christmas tree and other decorations like wreaths etc… You may add some glitters to the flower by applying glue along the petals’ edges and veins, the spread some glitters on them, and set them aside for drying.

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Happy making this fabric poinsettia and Merry Christmas……

diy fabric poinsettia


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fabric poinsettie


Active Time: 2 hours
Additional Time: 1 day
Total Time: 1 day 2 hours
Difficulty: Avid Beginner
Estimated Cost: $2 - $6

These fabric poinsettia flowers can be made into a flower bouquet for table decoration during Christmas or as ornaments for your Christmas tree and other decorations like wreaths, etc… You may add some glitters to the flower by applying glue along the petals’ edges and veins, the spread some glitters on them and set them aside for drying.

Enjoy making them!


  • Red fabric – Fat Quarter
  • Green fabric – Fat Eighth
  • Red floral tape – 1 roll
  • Green floral tape – 1 roll
  • Floral wire – #22 wire gauge, 60 pcs. (15 per flower)
  • Artificial stamens


  • Sewing machine or hand sew
  • Strong thread, green
  • Tacky glue, or fabric glue
  • Jar, approx. 2″ diameter
  • Tea light candle
  • Scissors, for fabric and wire
  • Iron



  1. tools and materials to make fabric poinsettiaTo make the leaf-shaped wire for the flower, prepare a 2″ diameter glass jar, a tea light candle, floral wire, and red floral tape.
    A wire cutter is needed only if you are using long wire.

  2. poinsettia wire(1) Wrap the floral wire with the red floral tape. 1 floral wire make 1 bract.

    (2) Roll the wire onto the jar, twist the end

    (3) Wire formed into a circle shape after taking out from the jar

    (4) Turn the circle into a leaf’s shape by pressing the wire with your fingers to form a bract.

  3. fabric poinsettiaa. Repeat the same to the smaller bract with tea light candle.
    For each flower, make 5 small bracts & 7 big bracts with red wire, 3 big leaves with green wire.

    b. Bend the end so that it points upward.

  4. prepare fabric for poinsettiaa. Cut a fabric strip slightly wider than the bract’s wire.

    b. Lightly ruffled it at the middle by either using sewing machine or hand-stitch.

    c. Press with an iron to form a veined look. You may starch it lightly if you want.

  5. make fabric poinsettia(1) Apply tacky glue or fabric glue at the bottom part of the bract wire.

    (2) Bond it to the ruffled fabric. Smooth out the fabric at the contact point and make sure the wire is properly glued down.

    (3) Repeat the bonding for all the bracts and leaves, set them aside for the glue to dry. Preferable overnight for a thorough dry.

    (4) Cut the excessive fabric along the wire.

  6. fabric poinsettiaTie 8 artificial stamens together with a strong thread to form cyathia.

  7. fabric poinsettiaFirst-round, add 5 small bracts to the cyathia.
    You can either tie each bract to the cyathia before adding another one or arrange all 5 bracts and tie them together at once.

  8. fabric poinsettiaAdd 7 big bracts and 3 leaves to the flower. Bind with thread and tie.

  9. back of fabric poinsettiaa. Wrap all the wires together with the green floral tape.

    Shape the bracts and leaves by making some bending here and there so that they look natural.

The translucent effect of the fabric poinsettia with lighting from the back of the flower.
Wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Happy celebration with beautiful decoration!!!

diy fabric poinsettia


As many of you may know, the “petal” is actually the bract of poinsettia which has the shape of a leaf. The following tutorial will use bract for the “red petals”.

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Tuesday 23rd of November 2021

Thank-You!! I really think this flower is stunning the way you designed & created it!! Thanks for sharing!!

Sheila Coon

Saturday 20th of November 2021

Every thing you do is absolutely beautiful you are so blessed thank you so very much for all you share I hope you have a wonderful Thanks Giving and a very Merry Christmas

Sheila J Coon

Friday 4th of December 2020

To be so blessed as everything you make is awesome, the poinsettia is beautiful. I just have to thank you so much for all you share with everyone and to wish you a very Merry Christmas. Sheila Coon


Thursday 15th of December 2011

that's a great idea! Usual this flower dies pretty fast but this one will bloom forever! <3


Wednesday 14th of December 2011

I just found your site through your interview today over at Meijo's Joy! What a great site and some fabulous tutorials you have here! I love this one for the flowers - and particularly the turtle pincushion and sewing kit tutorial which I've bookmarked to make in the new Year!

I'm looking forward to coming back and reading more again! Thanks for sharing your talent!

Jill @ Creating my way to Success

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