Poinsettias are such a recognizable sign of Christmas and so fun to use as decoration. I couldn’t help but create a layered mandala version of a poinsettia.
This design can be used in so many projects. I plan to stick a few in my Christmas tree (if I ever find time to put it up). I will also make a few more and place them on plates as part of my Christmas place settings.
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MATERIAL LIST FOR LAYERED MANDALA POINSETTIA
- 65 lb Cardstock – I used 8.5×11 Recollections Cardstock from Michael’s. How many sheets of paper depends on the size you’re cutting the flower.
- Elmers Craft Bond Spray Adhesive
- Foam tabs – These foam tabs from Tombow are my absolute favorite. They’re thick enough to provide a good dimension to each project.
- Light grip mat (blue light grip)
- Cricut Maker – or your favorite cutting machine.
- Design #111 – Layered Mandala Poinsettia SVG/DXF/EPS/PNG – The free cut file (available in my freebie vault—get the password at the bottom of this post).
HOW TO CUT AND ASSEMBLE THE MANDALA POINSETTIA
Once you’ve downloaded the free design from my freebie vault, Unzip the download folder then upload the SVG formatted file to Cricut Design Space. If you need help with this process, click here to learn more.
I cut the poinsettia in the photos at 7.657″x7.769″ so that I could fit it on 8.5″x11″ paper. If you’d like to resize your flower, I recommend leaving the entire design grouped while resizing so that all layers stay in the correct size proportions.
For my project I used Recollections regular 65lb. cardstock and Recollections foil cardstock. The package of the foil doesn’t indicate weight. I’ve found that the 65lb. cuts well on a light blue mat using the Light Cardstock setting on my Maker. To cut the foil cardstock, I also use a light blue mat but change the setting to Medium Cardstock to cut.
Use a brayer when placing the paper on the mat will greatly reduce the amount of tearing and help keep your cuts cleaner.
To remove cardstock from the mat once cut, flip the paper and mat over and place on your work surface. Gently bend the mat back and while keeping the paper as flat to the desk as possible.
Once the pieces were all cut, I used spray adhesive to attach the intricate layers to the solid layers.
To add space and dimension between the layers, I adhered each group with foam tabs.
Repeat the process with the top layer of the flower using more of the Tombow Foam Tabs. I then added the little yellow/gold part this same way.
That’s it! A quick, yet beautiful project to decorate your home or packages this Christmas.
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