How to Make Cute DIY Pumpkin Seed Poinsetta Ornaments

5 Materials
1 Hour

Save your pumpkin seeds at Halloween to make these gorgeous DIY Christmas tree ornaments! These DIY pumpkin seed poinsettias would also look beautiful on a wreath or garland.

DIY pumpkin seed poinsettias

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Cutting a circle of felt

1. Cut a circle of felt

Cut a circle (diameter approximately 2 inches) out of white felt. I'll share options below for making the red one.

Gluing craft cord to the ornament

2. Glue craft cord for the hanger

Use hot glue to apply the craft cord or some sort of string for hanging.

Gluing pumpkin seeds to the felt

3. Glue the pumpkin seeds to the felt

Use hot glue to place dried pumpkin seeds along the outside edge of the felt. You want the pumpkin seed to be about half on the felt.

Tip: Make sure to fully dry your pumpkin seeds. I tried to air dry, but it wasn't enough and some went moldy. I recommend drying lightly in the oven.

Gluing the seeds in a circle

Go all the way around and make sure to go over the top of the craft cord. Start your second row, overlapping the seeds about halfway.

How to make a pumpkin seed poinsettia

Repeat pattern until it looks like this. Leave a small opening in the centre for the middle part.

Don't forget to remove all your hot glue hairs!

Threading wooden beads on a pin

3. Paint wood beads

Place 3 small wood beads on a pin for easy painting. You can use anything this size; peppercorns work well too and you don't even have to paint them.

Painting the beads red

Paint red, if desired. Let dry.

Gluing the beads to the center of the poinsettia

4. Glue the beads to the center

Using hot glue, secure the three beads to the center.

DIY white poinsettia ornament

You could paint the seeds white, but I love the natural color of the seeds!

The next photos show how I made a red one.

Gluing pumpkin seeds to red felt

5. Paint red (optional)

Use red felt and red craft cord for hanging. Glue pumpkin seeds in the same way as above.

Painting the pumpkin seeds red

Paint pumpkin seeds red with acrylic craft paint. I did two coats.

Painting the back of the pumpkin seeds

Paint the back too!

I love how it looks tidy from the back too.

For the inside I used the same wood paints, not painted.

Pumpkin seed poinsettia ornaments

DIY pumpkin seed poinsettias

That's it! Aren't these pumpkin seed poinsettia ornaments so cute? Let me know what you think in the comments below.

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  • Mammaw Mammaw on Oct 16, 2023

    I loved your poinsettia’s. I’m in the process of making some right now. thank you. yours are beautiful.

    I made this last summer out of some acorn squash seeds. They are smaller than pumpkin seeds. I used some celery seeds for the center and then I painted them. I made a magnet out of it to put on my refrigerator.

    thank you for your wonderful idea. Stay safe and have a good day.

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  • Mammaw Mammaw on Oct 18, 2023

    I just finished my poinsettias. I hope you like them. Thanks again for your inspiration.

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