Time Required :
About 30 minutes
Intermediate
Intermediate
You're somewhat experienced with the skills necessary to complete this project, but you haven't mastered all the elements, yet.

traditional paper poinsettia ornaments

Paper poinsettias are the perfect holiday pieces to decorate your tree.
Step 1
Project Tip: This project is based on the paper-folding pattern called “Flower Ball” or Kusudama. If you’re new to origami and paper-folding, practice this pattern a few times on regular paper before moving on to cardstock. 
 
Cut five 6"x6" pieces of Bazzill® Ruby Slipper cardstock. 
Step 2
Measure with a ruler and use the bone folder to score down the center of the cardstock on both sides, creating a plus sign. Score along the diagonal, from corner to corner, as well. See Figure 1. 
 
 
Tip: Scoring each line with a bone folder will make it possible for you to fold cardstock crisply, but is not necessary when working with regular paper.  
Step 3
In one of the corners in which the diagonal score line ends, use a pencil and mark 1.75" from the corner on both sides of the diagonal score line. Repeat in the opposite corner, again measuring from the corner where the diagonal score line ends. Score diagonally from mark to mark through the center point of the cardstock, on either side of the original diagonal score line. See Figure 2. 
Step 4
At one corner, find the ends of the secondary diagonal lines, where they meet the edge of the cardstock. Create a score line across the corner, connecting these two end points. Repeat at the opposite corner. See Figure 3.  
Step 5
Fold the 6"x6" square along the original diagonal score line, from corner to corner, to create a triangle. 
Step 6
Arrange the triangle so that its longest side is on the bottom. See Figure 4. Take the right bottom corner and fold it up to the top point, along the uppermost of the two score lines. Run the bone folder along the fold. Repeat on the left side. Open the two folds again. 
Step 7
Now fold the right corner up along the score line in between the bottom edge and the score line that was just folded in Step 6. Run the bone folder along the fold to crease. Repeat this step on the left side as well. Open the two folds. 
Step 8
Place your finger inside, between the two sheets of cardstock in the right corner. Press your finger against the bottom fold from the inside, then use your thumb to push up the same fold from the outside. Continue pushing the top sheet upward, lining up the bottom fold with the fold from Step 6. This corner should now have a kite-like shape. Repeat for the left side. See Figure 5. 
Step 9
On both sides, fold the pointed corners (at the tops of the “kites”) down along the score lines created in Step 4. See Figure 6. 
Step 10
Fold each “kite” in half along the last remaining score lines.  Run the bone folder along each fold to crease. Your cardstock will now be shaped like a square once more. See Figure 7. 
Step 11
Being careful not to bend or crease the corner without score lines, roll the folded corners inward and hot glue each folded panel together to form a paper petal cone. See Figure 8. The folds will appear at the bottom inside of the cone. See Figure 9. 
Step 12
Repeat Steps 2-11 to make four more paper petal cones.You’ll need five petals to create one poinsettia flower. 
Step 13
Glue the five paper petal cones together to create a flower. Use the image as your guide. 
Step 14
Run a line of gold Stickles™ along the edges of the inner folds of the paper flower. Follow the image as a guide. Let dry. 
Step 15
Add a dab of hot glue to the middle, inside the inner folds, and then place the pearl stone in the middle. 
Step 16
Create as many flowers as desired and tuck them gently between the branches of your Christmas tree. 
Step 17
Share your project photos with #MadeWithMichaels 
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