Anyhow, want to make your own Poinsettia Pillow? Here's how:
First of all, you'll need :
You'll need 10 small petals, 10 medium petals and 5 large petals.
Get a feel for how you want it to look--and appreciate how quickly the project is coming together!
Use Elmer's glue to adhere two small leaves to each other for some thickess. Do this with all of the small leaves so that the 10 you cut out turn into 5 thicker leaves. Do the same with the medium sized leaves.
Once the glued felt leaves are dry, use your embroidery floss to backstitch up the center of the petal for visual interest. I think you'll agree that this is a worthwhile step. It doesn't have to be perfectly straight--in fact it looks very charming with a little bit of veering off here and there.
Cut a 2" circle from your ruby felt and use a running stitch to affix it to the center of one of your 16x16 squares.
Lay out the first round of petals and adjust them to your liking.
Next, use hem tape to affix second round of petals. Use a running stitch in the center to further affix the petals to the pillow front. Repeat step for the small petals, too. Then stitch bells into the center.
Sew pillow as you would any other pillow. (If you're new to pillow-making, check out HGTV's Pillow Making 101.)