Now, I will admit I had no clue what a poinsettia was, but they are big during the holiday season. I was so inspired, that I started to think where else could these fabric poinsettia's be placed. Thought of decoration around the house, tree ornaments, brooches and even extra décor on gifts.
Cut out your paper pattern.
Prior to sewing beads, secure the 3 layers of your flower with a few stitches going top to bottom in the center 3-4 times.
Sew as many beads as you like, keeping beads centered in the poinsettia. Finish and tie a knot in the back.
I'm making my poinsettia into a brooch. First hand sew the brooch back to the back of flower. Next, cut out a small piece of felt and hand sew felt down around the circle.
Photographed and written by Sheila Wong Studios