Poinsettia Wreath - Origami & Felt {Tutorial Included!}

Hi everyone! Here's a little project that I worked on this last week. I think I'm in love with these little origami wreaths! They are so versatile! Remember how I used them for the feathers of the turkey for my Thanksgiving card? Or on this basic wreath card? Well, now I've used them to make an Origami & felt Poinsettia wreath! I love how it turned out! And the best part - the whole thing took less than an hour to make!! Can you believe it?! Want me to show you how? Well, let's go!

{WHAT YOU NEED}
For the Origami 
- Several sheets of 12x12 or 6x6 paper in whichever colors you want.
- Paper trimmer

For the interior of the poinsettia flowers
- 2 sheets of letter sized felt sheets
- poinsettia / flower die
- die cutting machine
(if you don't have a die cutting machine, simply hand cut your flowers)
- buttons
- hot glue gun

For assembling the wreath
- 12" wooden floral / craft wreath ring
- hot glue gun
- wide ribbon

{Origami Wreaths}
 1) Note: I've used different colors than the wreath to show you another way of doing the same project - plus I ran out of many of my other papers from making the wreath! ;)

Start by deciding if you want to have multiple patterns/colors in each of your origami wreaths. Once you have determined that, you'll need to start trimming your paper.

To make a 6" diameter wreath (which is used in the wreath I made) you'll 8 pieces of trimmed paper for EACH origami wreath in the poinsettia wreath. In my project, I used 8 origami wreaths to make the poinsettia wreath. But you can use 7 for a less layered effect or 9/10 for more full effect.
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2) Trim each of your 8 papers to 6"x3".  (Note, to adjust the size of your origami wreaths, simply change the dimensions. For example, you can make your wreaths smaller by making your trimmed pieces, 5"x2.5", it is always the long side is 2x the short side, so you can decide!)

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3) To start your folding, place your paper, right side down, horizontally.

Then made one fold up to the top edge.

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4) Make a nice tight crease, then begin your next fold. Fold your length of paper in half again, this time in the opposite direction.

It will look like this after it's been folded.

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5) Next, with the fold facing you (bottom), fold each of the corners down to the opposite fold on the horizontal line of your paper.

Do the same on the other side. It should look like this when completed. (although mine's upside down from taking the picture)

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6) Repeat this same folding process with every pc of paper. Now pick up one of your folded pieces and hold it like int he photo below. Look for the 2 "pockets" in the V of your folding. These are your insertion pockets. Take the most pointed end of your folded 2nd piece and insert that into your first piece. You will repeat this process with all your 8 pieces.

So, now that is done, and you have a 6" origami wreath!
Now, to go from here and complete the Poinsettia wreath:

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7) Cut out your flowers (that will go on the interior of the origami wreath to make a very dimensional poinsettia! I used felt and the Sizzix Flower Layers die #2 and only used the two largest flowers. 2 of the biggest and one of the next size down.

Then layer your flowers in your desired positions. Use a hot glue gun to adhere the flowers together.

Lastly, use your hot glue gun to adhere any buttons in the center you may wish to use.
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8)Once this is done you'll be adhering the flowers to the center of your origami wreaths. only put glue on the tips of your bottom large flower, as you'll likely want to "fluff" your others to add a little added dimension - and this keeps your bottom flower on the paper of the origami flower - since there's a hole in the middle, there's no need for glue. :)

Repeat these steps with all your flowers until all your origami wreaths have flowers in the center.
Now to assemble the wreath!
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8)  Start with your wood frame and one at a time, use your hot glue gun to glue one edge of your origami wreath to your frame. I say one edge because if you want to overlap your origami wreaths, you'll need to leave the opposite side unglued until the next origami wreath is in place. Also, you want to make sure that when you are placing them on the glue, that the center of each of your origami wreaths sits on your frame so that it's center is over the top of the frame, otherwise you may not end up with a perfect circle.
9) Lastly, add a decorative ribbon hanger and bow on your wreath. Hot glue the bow on top of your origami wreaths. Now it's ready to hang!

{Origami Wreath Ornament}
1) Follow steps 1-6 or 7. I say or 7 because you can choose to leave the center open.

2) Repeat step 7 on the opposite side of your origami wreath so that it has two sides.
3) Find the location that you'd like to have your ornament hang from. Use a standard hole punch to make a round hole through your ornament.

4) Then lace your preferred ribbon/twine through the hole in a loop for hanging on a tree/ door knob.
5) Using your hot glue gun, adhere a decorative bow to your wreath to add another decorative touch.

{Supply List}
Cardstock- Bazzill Basics
Patterned Paper: Making Memories, Basic Grey, CTMH,
Felt: Michaels
Ribbon: Michaels
Die: Sizzix, Layered Flowers 2
Buttons: Joann Fabric