Miniature Poinsettia Pot

 

This cute little flower would make a perfect decoration for a fashion doll house or look equally as pretty sitting on a windowsill with your other holiday decorations.

What you'll need:

  • 1 red glitter chenille stem
  • 1 cardboard egg cup
  • Modeling clay
  • 3’ x 3” piece of green tissue paper
  • 6” silver ribbon
  • Silver acrylic paint
  • 1 yellow pony bead
  • Green toothpick
  • White craft glue

How to make it:

1.     Paint the egg cup with silver paint and set aside to dry.

2.     Bend red chenille stem in half. At the bent end, twist about one inch down to form a petal.

3.     String the yellow pony bead on to one end of the chenille.

4.     Continue bending both ends of the chenille into petals, keeping the yellow pony bead in the middle.

5.     When egg cup is dry, fill the cup with some modeling clay, about two thirds the ways up the cup.

6.     Insert toothpick into the bottom of the flower, it should come up through the pony bead.

7.     Insert the other end of the toothpick into the modeling clay.

8.     Crumple the green tissue paper around the base of the plant to hide the modeling clay.

9.     Tie ribbon into a bow and trim of ends. Glue bow to the front of the pot.

Tips:

  • You can use a regular red chenille stem in place of the glitter chenille. Poinsettias also come in white, try this color as well!
  • Use up an entire empty carton of egg by creating a dozen of these, then glue little name tags to them and use on your holiday table..
  • To make this heavier, glue a washer to the bottom of the egg cup before adding the modeling clay.