Duck Tape Poinsettia

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by Duck Tape Design Team

Duck Tape Poinsettia

A perfect centerpiece for your holiday table!

Project Details

  • Level:advanced
  • Time:2 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Create a template to use for your poinsettia leaves from the Snowcap cardstock. Create three or four different sizes of leaves. (Note: the number of Duck Tape sheets is ultimately determined by the number of leaves you need, so use the quantities listed under supplies as a guide.)
  • 2
    Trace a variety of the leaves you created in step 1 onto the Cha Cha Cherry sheet. Fit in as many as you can on the sheet.
  • 3
    Cut out the leaves and peel off the liner backing.
  • 4
    Turn the leaves over so they are sticky side up. Trim and place the stem wire as to imitate the veins of a leaf.
  • 5
    Peel off the liner backing of another Cha Cha Cherry sheet and place the entire sheet sticky side up on your work surface. Fitting as many as you can, place the leaves you made in steps 2 through 4 sticky sides down on the sheet. Cut out the leaves.
  • 6
    Attach the leaves to the dowel rod by wrapping small pieces of duct tape around the stem. As shown, attach the smaller leaves first at the top of the dowel rod, and attach larger leaves and you work your way down.
  • 7
    Continue attaching leaves until the poinsettia reaches your desired fullness.
  • 8
    Repeat steps 2 through 6, except this time use a Green Clover Duck Tape sheet. Trace only the two largest leaves. The Green Clover leaves can be attached to the dowel rod underneath the Cha Cha Cherry leaves.
  • 9
    Cover the remainder of the dowel rod by wrapping around strips of Green Clover Duck Tape sheets.
  • 10
    Roll small pieces of Sunburst Yellow duct tape into balls and use as the cluster in the center of each poinsettia plant. Use double-sided tape to attach the cluster.
  • 11
    Trim the Styrofoam sheet so it fits in the pot and stick the dowel rods through to keep them in place.

Project Details

  • Level:advanced
  • Time:2 hours

Project Supplies

  • Duck Tape Sheet Cha Cha Cherry 104555319 (3)
  • Duck Tape Sheet Green Clover 104555329 (5)
  • Duck Tape 1.88 inch x 20 yard Roll Sunburst Yellow 104537299
  • Main Line Pottery Standard Clay Pot 6 inch 104186527
  • FloraCraft Styrofoam Brand Foam Ball 8 inch 104183651
  • Panacea Stem Wire 16 gauge 18 inch Green 104179233
  • Nicole™ Crafts Wood Dowel 3/8 inch x 12 inch 10 pc. 104141485
  • Nicole™ Crafts Cardstock 12 inch x 12 inch Snowcap 104059198
  • Nicole™ Crafts Cutting Mat and Knife Set 104064892
  • 3M Double Stick Tape 104143026
  • Pen