Monday, December 3, 2012

Pimp Yo' Presents Tip #1: DIY paper poinsettia gift topper

All this week we're going to talk about the tips shown on last Wednesday's Texas Living gift wrap segment. It was impossible for me to cover everything in 5 minutes - I KNOW THIS - and more photos are coming. Here's the answer to the first question:

"How do you make that flower thing?"

cardstock poinsettia gift topper
{printable tag from here}

It's fast, there is no measuring, and you can mix it up with whatever colors/materials your heart desires. The best qualities a project could have.

Easy Paper Poinsettia Gift Topper

Cut some petal-ish shapes outta paper. All the pieces for this flower came from one 12 x 12" 
sheet of cardstock, but this is a perfect use for scraps.

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(I said no measuring and you don't have to, but to get an idea of scale shown here, 
the big petal is about 4"x 1.5", medium is 3" x 1", small is 2" x 3/4", and
the circle is 2.5" in diameter.)

Fold your pieces in half and crease, then glue stick/hot glue down each layer, 
starting with the largest petals, 'cuz big girls always go on the bottom of the pyramid.

poinsettia topper


To finish off the middle, the sky is the limit: a button, a blob of glue with some glitter, beads, an old bottlecap, a can of tuna....get the idea? Whatever goes. 
In this case, it's a few berries snipped off a spray thingy.

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And for the record, you don't even have to use solid colored paper.
You can ditch the cardstock all together and brown bag it. 
A few sequins give this doggy bag a little boom boom pow.

(and for the record, I'm a wood-fire kind of girl)

paper bag poinsettia gift topper


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9 comments:

  1. Rebecca, I live in Dallas and saw you on TV. You were very calm and professional. I think you have a future there. I loved the segment and am delighted you are sharing the details here.

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  2. Looks so pretty and you make it look so easy. Might have to give it a try.

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  3. Thanks for the tutorial. I pinned this for future use and started a new board for gift wrapping ideas with it.

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  4. I was actually able to get this to look right on the first try, thanks to your grand instructions!

    All your posts have been really helpful this holiday season.

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  5. Thank you for the inspiration! I gave them a try and posted my version and yours at http://artfulcastle.com/ Thank you for such a great tutorial.

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    1. And I totally pinned your version! It looks so fancy all glittered up - thanks for letting me know!! :)

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