Quick Poinsettia Placemats

2 Materials
30 Minutes

These elegant poinsettia Christmas placemats can also be used as centerpieces or even wall hangings! All you need is a 12″ piece of square felt and some fake poinsettias and a hot glue gun. They are so easy to make and would be great for a gift. In fact you could hang one on your front door! ***CLICK HERE FOR MORE PICS & DETAILS***

SUPPLIES NOTES: I used a 12″ x 18″ piece of red felt and made a 12″ circle for the base. ⚫ Artificial Poinsettia (One 12″ circle of felt took two large bunches from Walmart @$3.00 a bunch with some left over. Check the dollar stores or sales at craft stores! You need big leaves preferably. ⚫Large Felt ⚫ Glue Gun

Trace the size of circle you want. My deviled egg plate was the perfect size!

Cut out your circle.

Pull the leaves and flowers off the stems.

Clip the stems off the leaves. There were no wires so normal scissors worked on mine.

Because these leaves are so large you will need to put a broad strip of glue at the base to hold them down.

Begin gluing on the green leaves around the edge of your felt piece overlapping as shown. If you find that some are lifting up just add a little glue to tack them down more.

You can choose to do as many green and red rows as you like depending on the number of leaves you have of each. I did two rows of green then started on the red.

Offset the leaves as you go along, continuing to overlap them. Make these elegant poinsettia Christmas placemats using a large piece of felt, some artificial poinsettias and hot glue. They also make a great centerpiece! Once I got to the center it took five small leaves to finish it off.

The back looks nice and clean.



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1 question
  • NVC
    on Nov 18, 2016

    What is the size of the round felt circle???

    • Mari Friesen
      on Dec 23, 2019

      It’s round because she traced a round plate & cut the shape out..... details are in the instructions

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  • Dianna
    on Dec 24, 2019

    I need a fast gift for Christmas Eve. Thank u

    • My site has some ideas but they are mainly simple craft things or this post which is ideas from your pantry: bit.ly/lastminutepantrygifts Good luck!

  • Angela Medaries
    on Jan 15, 2020

    Great idea for placemats with clear plates, very festive! Also thought while watching to use more supportive , possibly cardboard, and use as a wall hanging as well! This would add a burst of color to any wall too!

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