DIY Paper Poinsettia Gift Topper (Easy Paper Craft)

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DIY paper poinsettia gift topper

Here’s a very fun way to make your own poinsettia present topper that looks fancy but is actually very quick and easy.  I used a 12×12 piece of scrapbook paper, but you can use any thick paper like a grocery store paper bag or brown craft paper. These turn out super cute and you can even make a bunch and use for a wreath, Christmas tree ornaments, or table décor.


  • Piece of scrapbook paper or thick paper
  • scissors
  • hot glue gun and glue stick
  • embellishment (buttons, beads, sequins, faux berries)

Remember in school how you would fold a piece of paper in half and cut out hearts? Use the same strategy here except cut out a long leaf shape. By folding the paper in half, you are giving the leaves that cool 3D effect.

Cut out flower petals

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  1. Fold paper and cut out 5 smaller leaves and 5 larger leaves. Don’t measure. My bigger leaves were around 3 inches and my smaller leaves about 2 inches. Keep folding sections of  paper and cutting leaves. Also cut a circle to glue your leaves to.
  2. Glue the 5 larger leaves to the circle first by using a small dot of glue at one end.
  3. Glue the smaller leaves on top.
  4. Add an embellishment in the middle. I happened to have these faux berries.
  5. Tape or glue to your present.

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Seriously so simple and cute, right? You can experiment with different sized flowers and add petals if it looks uneven. Happy holiday crafting!

 Lina ( loves cooking new recipes, thrift store shopping, and DIY home decor projects. 
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Comments 22

  1. Swirlpop

    Love that! I’m not very crafty but think i’ll give this a try. Thanks Lina for another great idea!

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Great! You’re welcome 🙂

  2. Valerie

    I’m so doing this!! Very cute!

  3. danneewood

    i LOVE this!!!!!!

  4. Jeannet

    So cute and easy!!!

  5. Ravenwood

    Thank you for sharing this! I can’t wait to try this craft.

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      You’re welcome! These are really fun 🙂

  6. theladypreferstosave

    This would be awesome in a shadow box, or wrap a jewelry box and decoupage if as a gift, or perhaps wrap a wooden box and hang a collection of them as a holiday wall grouping!

  7. Jessica R.


  8. Summer

    Adorable and easy….will make me “look” crafty! 😉

  9. Jaimee

    This is so cute and easy!(:

  10. kokiangel

    What a great idea for a bow for packages that have to be shipped. No worries about arriving all crushed!

  11. Terezia C.

    Collin, I saw this and was thinking about your craft video for dressing up dollar store bath salts and making the reindeer drinks and thought….she said she wasn’t crafty. Lol. Then I read it was from Luna. Haha lol ;). Thanks for sharing.

  12. Barb

    Lina I’m loving all your awesome ideas and recipes!!! What an added bonus to h2s, where ever did Collin find you, you’re great! Thanks for sharing 🙂

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Thanks so much Barb! 🙂

  13. Jen

    Love this. Thank you. Tried it out tonight!

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Yay! Great!

  14. Carol

    That is so cute. I wish I had some red paper! I don’t think it would be as cute with a brown paper bag.

  15. Trish

    I have some old Christmas scrapbook paper – going to try making these this weekend… so cute!!!

  16. cathycampo

    what kind of glue do you use for the berries? i have glue sticks or elmers school glue. would those work?

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      I used a drop of hot glue. It could work but may not stay on very well. Thanks!

  17. Simone

    My search finally found this page again…I’m trying this craft out now!

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