Make your own poinsettias using chenille for a Victorian-inspired adaptation of the beloved flower. Bend and twist four stems together and then wire beads to the center. Craft and join multiples for a fabulous garland.
What You Need
Red chenille bump stems (four for each flower)
8-millimeter natural round wooden beads (six for each flower)
How to Make It
Note: One blossom measures about 5 1/2 inches across.
Fold each end of a chenille stem to the center of the stem; twist the ends around the center.
Pinch the stem at the folds to form the petal points. Shape the stem between the points and the center to create a double-petal piece. Make a total of four double-petal pieces.
Layer the double-petal pieces in pairs to form two "X" shapes.
Wire the pairs together at the center.
Attach six beads to the center of each with wire.
Make additional poinsettias for a garland in the same manner, except slip one end of a chenille stem through a petal of the adjacent poinsettia before folding it to the center and twisting the end in place.