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Paper Poinsettia Ornament  

I recently saw a tutorial Melissa Samuels posted for beautiful Paper Poinsettias and have been having fun trying them out. I can't find anything like the gorgeous snowflake centers she used, but am making do with some fake jewels I had and for the tiniest one, a tiny bezel set jewel brad that I cut the prongs off and glued to the centers. I've also opted not to cover the backs with a circle like she did because I think the backs are beautiful. I punched a tiny hole at the top to put a hanger through.

I couldn't find any double sided paper I liked in the stores. I made one with just the white backing showing for the other side and didn't like it, so I cut double of the circles and just held them closely back to back while I made my folds. I like the tiny white edging it leaves and when the edging got too wide, I used my bone folder to poke it back with the other layer and creased it to hold. It's worked perfectly, though it is a bit more work. I did ink the edges though and like the result.

The tiny one I made with 1" circles is so sweet I'm thinking of putting a jump ring in the hanging hole and wearing as a necklace!

I'm posting this to The Scoop at Confessions of a Plate Addict and The Sunday Showcase.

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