Demonstrator Christmas party and paper poinsettia wreath

Last weekend I got to go to a local Stampin’ Up! demonstrator Christmas party. We heard some tips from some successful demonstrators, made a couple of projects, then played dirty Santa. We each made a handmade gift that we would be proud to give to our best friend, wrapped it up, and brought it to the party ready to exchange (and ooooo and ahh over). If you are a demonstrator near OKC and want to come to our next get-together, let me know!

wreath

There were so many cute gifts. I made a poinsettia wreath. I started with a 12″ chipboard wreath base from the craft store, then looped a roll of deco mesh over the base. I tied the deco mesh on with pipe cleaners. Next I made several paper poinsettias I made based on this tutorial I found on YouTube. I attached pipe cleaners to each paper poinsettia and attached them to the wreath with the pipe cleaners. It went together fairly quickly once I figured out what I was going to do. Let me know if you have any questions!

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