There was once a poor Mexican girl called Pepita who had no present to give the the baby Jesus at the Christmas Eve Services. As Pepita walked to the chapel, sadly, her cousin Pedro tried to cheer her up.'Pepita', he said "I'm sure that even the smallest gift, given by someone who loves him will make Jesus Happy."
Pepita didn't know what she could give, so she picked a small handful of weeds from the roadside and made them into a a small bouquet. She felt embarrassed because she could only give this small present to Jesus. As she walked through the chapel to the altar, she remembered what Pedro had said. She began to feel better, knelt down and put the bouquet at the bottom of the nativity scene. Suddenly, the bouquet of weeds burst into bright red flowers, and everyone who saw them were sure they had seen a miracle.
From that day on, the bright red flowers were known as the 'Flores de Noche Buena', or 'Flowers of the Holy Night'. The shape of the poinsettia flower and leaves are sometimes thought as a symbol of the Star of Bethlehem which led the Wise Men to Jesus. The red colored leaves symbolize the blood of Christ. The white leaves represent his purity. Beautiful story!
To make this pointsettia you need:
A 12 inch wreath form - from Michaels
A set of tissue paper more than 20 by 20 inches wide in 2 greens and red.I found one with glitter on them this time - any thing is good!
A florist wire - you can use chenile stems too! I didnt have them on hand..
Just like the mesh wreath that we make cut pieces of 10 inches of wire and tie onto each division of the wreath ring one on the outer ring and one set in the second inner ring.
Now take longer pieces of the wire and make cross wires on the partions so you should get a pattern like below.I hope you can see where I have tied it.I have just made my first one so I guess there will be more improvisations soon..
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Happy Crafting! Maria Noble
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