Friday 24 July 2020

Pinstripe Poinsettia Tree

     A new Christmas tree for 2020 using the new Pinstripe Poinsettia die from John Next Door, this Pinstripe die fits perfectly with 2018's solid Poinsettia die.
      Using the solid die I cut several flower sets in gold pearl paper, then with the new Pinstripe die I cut the same number of sets in red card.
      For this project I only used the third and fourth size flowers from the set, the other sizes will be used for another project later. Each red layer was stuck on to a gold layer, after this I stuck one smaller flower on to one larger flower, making a total of nine flower sets.
      For the base of the flower ball I used a polystyrene ball which I coloured red with an alcohol marker. Each flower set is glued in place as well as having a long pin stuck through the centre in to the ball, this does mean it is not suitable for children.
       Like last years trees I chose to use a wooden cotton reel for the pot the tree would be planted in. The trunk is a small thick twig cut from the garden some months ago, there is a little paper wrapped round the twig that sits in the reel to keep it tight, as well as a little strong PVA to hold it in place.
      The soil is some brown flower granules stuck on with PVA and for the pot decoration I have cut some of the Poinsettia Leaves, but this time in dark green stuck over a pale green band of paper around the reel.
      The flower ball was then pushed on to the twig and glued in place. To finish, each flower had a small gold pearl gem stuck over the pin head

2019 Poinsettia Trees

Materials List
JND190 - Pinstripe Pionsettia Die
JND192 - Poinsettia Leaves
JNDCC017 - Poinsettia Die (solid shape)
Cotton Reel / Twig / Polystyrene ball
S57262 - 3D PVA Glue

I would like to enter this project in the following challenges:
ABC Christmas - N is No Fuss/O is Over The Top   Over The Top
CraftyHazelnut's Christmas - Anything Christmas
The Holly & Ivy - Anything Christmas
Crimbo Crackers - Anything Christmas
Merry Little Christmas - Anything Christmas
Die Cut Divas - Christmas In July
Dies R Us - Christmas In July
Ike's World - S is Show Us Christmas In July
The Paper Girls - Christmas In July


  1. Oh wow this is just amazing. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. A great project - thanks for sharing it with us at Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge.

    Helen x

  3. WOW these are amazing and beautiful! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Dies R Us challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

    Please stop in for a visit!

  4. Super cute project!! Thanks for Celebrating Christmas in July with us at Die Cut Divas.

  5. Gosh - this is stunning. I can't stop looking at it - fabulous creation. Thanks so much for sharing and joining us at The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge xx Lynda DT

  6. This is soooo cute, love the poinsettia topiary tree! Thanks for joining us at Merry Little Christmas Challenge blog!

    Monica- DT

  7. Oh how gorgeous is this creation, awesome flowers in pot and a super decoration :) Thank you for joining us this month at Ike's World. Hugs Mimi xx

  8. Gorgeous creation - bravo!!
    Thank you for your support of the Ike's World Challenges!
    Good luck!

  9. Such a wonderful creation. Thank you for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge. Hope to see you again next time.
    Dorte x


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