If you want to add a bit of class and sophistication to your Christmas, then learning how to make a poinsettia pillow makes an ideal project. Poinsettia flowers just cry out traditional Christmas, along with holly and ivy. This poinsettia pillow tutorial shows you how to sew a pillow and decorate it with petals taken from artificial poinsettia decorations.
The instructions are clearly written and have lots of photographs and illustrations. The one shown has been sewn in white but there’s nothing to stop you from making yours in red or any color you like… who says you have to stick to real nature colors!
Handy hint : If you don’t want to hunt around for pre-made decorations that you take apart, you could make your own petals from pieces or felt. The shape f a poinsettia petal is similar to a leaf. Create a leaf template on card in four varying sizes and use this to cut out your petals. To add some features to your petals, machine sew lines onto the petal in a slightly contrasting color.