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cg poinsettia gift topperWelcome to Day 11 of Pennywise Presents.  Today we have the classy Kate from Centsational Girl here to show us how to make a poinsettia gift topper. It also doubles as a clip, brooch or barrette.  Click “read more” to get the full tutorial…

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Season’s greetings IC readers ! It’s me, Kate a.k.a. Centsational Girl, guest posting in Beckie’s ‘Pennywise Presents’ series! cg The challenge? A simple holiday craft or gift under $10 dollars. The mission: create three fabulous felt gift toppers for under $10 dollars. Last year, I made some fun poinsettia pillows, and this year I crafted smaller versions just for Beckie’s readers! cg poinsettia gift topper Supplies: Felt rectangles (29 ¢ each at my local Michaels); button cover kits ($3 for 3 from Joann’s Fabrics); needle and thread! supplies Step One: Cut out 8 large petals, 4 to 8 small petals, square base, and 2 leaves. You can use this helpful template for sizing. cut petals Step Two: Begin overlapping your large petals on the square base. Finish with eight petals overlapping each other. overlap petals Add the smaller petals on top, and the leaves to the bottom then stitch together with needle and complementary thread. stitch together 2 Step Three: Create the center with a button cover kit and leftover felt. button cover kits Attach button with needle and thread. sew button Trim edges of petals for a more natural look if you like. trim petals Step Four (optional) Hot glue plain barrette clip to back of poinsettia flower. hot glue barrette clip Attach to any gift ! cg poinsettia gift topper You could also use them on a lapel, as a wine bottle decoration, on a stocking, or pinned to a pillow for festive flair. Hop on over to my blog if you’d like to see two more examples of my felt poinsettias! Enjoy! Thanks so much Beckie for having me here today!

Squuueal.  In typical CG style — what a classy gift.  Kate is part of a series right now with 3 other amazing bloggers.  Check it out for some more amazing holiday inspiration.

Check out her gorgeous holiday mantlescape.  CG has an unbelievable eye for color.  I get talked into new color schemes all the time because of Kate.  And this gold, white, blue combo is calling my name.  Stop by her house and tell her IC sent ya.

cg holiday mantel

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  1. Very pretty! I've been on the lookout for a good poinsettia tutorial. Definitely bookmarking! 🙂

  2. I love this! Especially the clips so they're reusable! Totally making these!

  3. how did you get these to be so "fluffy"? I'm not sure that is the right word… I'm just afraid if I do it, it will lay completely flat and not look as flowery natural as yours.

  4. What a perfect present embellishment! I have been looking for fun ways to incorporate felt with my natural kraft paper wrapping for the holidays. I can wait to try the white ones. They'll go with my whole Winter Whimsy theme. Thanks Kate!

  5. Love these! I actually saw her pillow last year and did make the flower smaller to use as a hair clip. Great minds must think alike! 🙂

  6. I can thread a needle so I know I can make these. Very pretty decorations and I love the white one also. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Thanks for sharing! I can't wait to try this! I'm featuring this post on my blog sometime soon. 🙂

  8. Cute, cute! I love poinsettias on anything! I love that this doubles as a clip.
    great job, Kate!

  9. So cute!
    Back in the late 70's & 80's my Mom & I used to make smaller versions of these and put a strip of felt on the back & make a loop & and use them as napkin rings.

  10. I love these! I had to make some immediately and they turned out great, so quick and easy! I found the button covering kit at Hobby Lobby for $3 for 6 buttons, so they were cheap too. I used glittery red felt instead because I use glitter whenever possible, and I am thrilled! Can't wait to make more! Thanks so much!

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