By General Crafts Contributor Amy from the Etsy Shop DangerousRainboCraft.
Make your own Poinsettia basket for a fun and charming way to count down the days ‘til Christmas. Your family will love using it for years to come.
What you need:
- Glue gun and glue sticks
- Hobby blade
- Wire cutters
- Panacea Cloth Stem Wire 18 in. 18-Gauge 12 pc. Green
- Uchida Bistro Chalk Marker Fine Point White
- Quality Growers Moss Spanish Dry Moss Bag Small Basil
- Darice Decor Pot Tin Snowflake Square 6″x 6″ Assorted
- Petaloo Textured Elements Burlap Pointsettias Red
- American Crafts DIY Shop 2 Signpost 6 pc. Colored
- Thin cardboard from boxed food (like a cereal box)
STEP 1: Cut a 5×5 inch square out of a thin cardboard food box.
STEP 2: Use a hobby blade to cut a slit in the cardboard for your signpost chalkboard. Put it anywhere you want, I put mine in a corner.
STEP 3: Use a hobby blade to cut a small X where you want each of your poinsettias to be.
STEP 4: Use wire cutters to cut your cloth stems to about 6 inches.
STEP 5: Open your pack of poinsettias up and give them a gentle fluff is needed. Apply a bead of hot glue to the bottom center of the flower
STEP 6: Hold a stem in the center of the glue for a minute or two for it to dry. Apply more glue if needed. This is a good time to keep your cup of coffee within reach.
STEP 7: Take your 5×5” cardboard cutout and place it in your tin pot. Apply a bead of glue where the cardboard and pot meet. This will give support to your project and keep you from using a lot of moss.
STEP 8: Working in small sections starting with the signpost. Insert the signpost and add some hot glue to keep it in place where it meets the cardboard. Scribble some hot glue around the section your working in (it doesn’t need to be a lot or thick) and gently press some moss into the glued section. Repeat this process with the stemmed poinsettias as well. Fill in any blank space with moss. Use your chalk marker to write your countdown or something like “Merry Christmas” on your signpost.
I hope you and your family enjoy this handmade Christmas décor for many years to come. Have a Happy Holiday!