12.06.2010

Christmas Craft: Chenille Poinsettia Garland Tutorial

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Well, alrighty, it's time for Kate @ Centsational Girl's Christmas Craft Party, and it's CSI's Handmade Holiday Challenge, so I made me a garland.
And I made you a tutorial at the end.  You're welcome.  
I think it looks just about perfect on my hutch.  
LOVE me some blue and brown (sand and sea)...

...with a bit of iridescence and shine for the holly-days of course.  

I think it looks kinda vintage-y.  And yummy.

Although it may be painfully obvious how I made the poinsettias, I did up a tute anyway.
Here's what you'll need to make the petal pairs (finished pair shown):

Between the first two 'lumps', bend the wire like this:


Then pull the end down to meet the other end to make a petal.  
Twist the end around to hold:


Repeat for the other side,  then bend the pair into a 'V':


After you've made 3 pairs of petals, punch out a circle out of construction paper:


Fire up that glue gun and put a glob in the middle of the circle:


Then start stickin' your petal pairs on:
 #1


#2

#3!

Then put another blob of glue in the middle and stick your flat marble on:


Once it dries, I go around and pinch the ends tight while pushing toward the center a bit. 
This helps bow out the sides to make the petals nice and fat:


Lastly, trim the paper circle on the back so it won't show from the front:


And there ya go.  
You can use these as ornaments, 
hanging on a lampshade like they used to in the 40's, 
or in a garland like I did (the marble makes them heavy, so beware
...I had to anchor mine on top of the hutch with fishing wire and thumbtacks.)


I also made some red ones with styrofoam balls I (surprise) glitterfied:


I hot glued the white ones with some Dollar store snowflake ornaments 
on an iridescent blue ribbon for my garland.


Pretty! Pretty Easy!


Let me know if you give this crafty-craft a try.  So many color possibilities for holidays and special occasions.


Visit my Glitterfied Mantel and my  Porch's Twiggy Holiday Vignette from Laya and Rhoda's shin-digs.


.Don't forget to head over to Kate's place (Dec. 7th)
and
Visit thecsiproject.com

 to see all the other amazing holiday craftiness happening in blogland.





49 comments:

Pine Tree Home said...

Those are so yummy fun. Brings back memories of my grandmother for some reason...I guess it's the vintage.

Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

This is so great! thanks for sharing a tutorial :D

Dana and Daisy said...

this makes me think of the little chenille decorations my grandma always had.

Becky C said...

What a cute garland, and so sparkly! I may have to try this. Love it on your hutch :)
Blessings,
becky c

Mandy aka Crafty Angel said...

beautiful! so pretty and striking!!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I love your whole display and your hutch is just wonderful! Love it!

{northern cottage} said...

look at you cutie! These are darling! I LOVE your hutch with that fabulous blue background...and these simple classic flakes are just the right winter touch!

mudpies and marigolds said...

Absolutely beautiful! Thanks for the tute. I now MUST make these.
-Aaron

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

This is so pretty! I've never seen those chenille things all fat and skinny like that. Also love those snowflakes. Where did you find those?

Brenda Kula said...

Oh, that spot looks like a fairy wonderland with its glitter and snowflakes! I love this, Cindy. I so wish I'd had this yesterday when I was trying my darndest to figure out how to make a flower for a wreath I did!!! Yours is so much cuter!
Brenda

Cidinha said...

Great idea! I love it...very beatiful!

hugs
Cidinha

Leanne said...

Those are so pretty. I love both versions. Your hutch is beautiful.

Susan said...

So simple and pretty! This is definitely going in my project pile ;o)

Kristin said...

This is beautiful, and looks so easy to do. I love your hutch too!!

Michelle @Shellsshabbyshack said...

Your ornaments are so soft and cute! Love the way your hutch is decorated. Looks straight out of Country HOme.

Tanya said...

So simple, yet so pretty! Great idea =)

Funky Junk Interiors said...

Stunning! STUNNING. STUNning! stunNING! Doesn't matter how I say it. It is what it is.

You girl, are the true leader in new Christmas decor this year! So sparkly and pretty with your whites. Truly beautiful in every way.

I need to facebook this.

Donna
http://funkyjunkinteriors.blogspot.com/

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

like i said last week, you get the award for the best christmas ever! you are rocking out the cutest projects and they are all so darn crafty! i love it!

TracyMB @ Crow's Feet Chic said...

So, so pretty and I LOVE the hats on the eggs! :)

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

So beautiful, I love poinsettias! Have a great day!

BCraftie said...

BEAUTIFUL, will have to try!

Lynn in Downers Grove said...

Just stumbled on your blog while wolfing down my lunch before I race back to work. Everything is gorgeous plus...
You.Crack.Me.Up!

Marianne@Songbird said...

I love them! I want them! Too bad I have never seen pipe cleaners (it are pipe cleaners not?) like that over here. Your whole hutch looks just too darn beautiful. You are on a role, woman!

Carmie of the Single Nester said...

I love the colors you chose. I too purchased those snowflakes from the Dollar Tree. They are fun.

Joyce - Quilted Nest said...

I am loving these too - definitely vintage looking and so soft! Thanks for sharing...

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

Wow, thank you for showing us how. They are so pretty:)
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

Ginger said...

Thanks for stopping by. Love your blues and browns and thanks for the cute tutorial.

You asked where I got my white tree. Of all places, I got it at the Dollar Store for $20.00.
Ginger

Hilary @ Sweet as June said...

that is just so sparkly pretty... i love it... and love your hutch. :)

InMyOwnStyle said...

Hi Cindy-

So pretty, clever, crafty, and Christmasy - you can do so many things with them. I don't know which one I like better- the red or the white.

My best- Diane

NanaDiana said...

Those are so cute! Love them and they do remind me of some I saw in my Gramma's home back in the 50's.

You do nice tutorials, girly! And I love them on the hutch with those blue poinsettias! Hugs-Diana

Laurie said...

I'm your newest follower! Awesome blog!

Southern Fried Gal said...

Super cute and perfect with your aqua! Very elegant and fun!

Joy @ Thrifty Parsonage Living said...

Very Cute! Love the colors you've chosen.

The Mulberry Girl said...

This just made me smile! My grandmother used to have some similar on her tree when I was little! They are so sweet in a garland.

Heather said...

Love the colors in the hutch! very creative snowflakes! Works well together, thanks for sharing!

Heather

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Great job girl, it looks fabulous!

Amy Kinser said...

So pretty! Love the softness of the flowers.

Sheila @ Dodging Raindrops said...

I'm curious where you found a pack of *just* white chenille sticks, if you did. I could only find a multi pack with one lonely white one chenille stick among brights colors. Thanks!!

Dreamlife/Classic Style said...

oh my, you are such a great decorator :=)

Denise said...

Simply divine! I love that you included the tutorial even if it looked obvious. It was more like a visit that way. :)

lani @ Diapers and Divas said...

I love it! So sweet looking and fun!

Jaime said...

What darling little poinsettas! I love them. They look great on your beautful hutch... And the color scheme??? It's just awesome! Where in the world did you find the blue silk poinsettas that are scattered throughout the hutch? They, too, are gorgeous & would look great on my tree. I'm thinking of trying some of the white chenille ones for my tree, too. Thanks for a great tutorial & an awesome blog!

Sue said...

Just the right amount of bling for a cozy vintage look, Cindy! The poinsettias are so pretty. Love the color scheme, too. The blue fleurs are gorgeous. Where DID you find them? ~ Sue

Candace@craftysisters-nc said...

So pretty! Thanks for the tutorial, I have never used that type of chenille stem. I'm loving all your creations this season!

AmericKim said...

What a great idea!

Mystica said...

I'm visiting all the links if possible only today because by the time I finish one of the blogs a good deal of time has passed! these are so good.

I have posted my first giveaway on my blog. It is a gift card and I do hope anyone reading this will come enter!

oldgreymare said...

Think I'll give these a go -only with vintage button centers, or maybe even three layers with crepe in the middle. See? you've inspired me!

Great tutorial. sometimes we need a visual to inspire us to do just a simple thing too.

Thanks!

Suzan

Sharon said...

How pretty! Loving the blue and white this year.

Mini Moroc said...

Lovely post on this blog.
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