I started off with making 6 large and 6 small felt petals for one poinsettia, and a round felt piece so I can sew the petals onto. This way you don't have to sew right on your pillowcase if you don't want to.
Then you sew the large petals onto the circle felt piece. I sewed from the inner edge on the felt circle to half-way up the poinsettia petal.
Make sure to sew down the middle of the petal up to the half-way point on the petal, as shown by the dotted lines below.
Do the same with the smaller petals. By sewing half-way up the petals, it adds a bit of a crease and some design to your poinsettias. I bought some cute little buttons that would fit perfectly with this design.
After you hand-sew your button onto the poinsettia, either hand-stitch the poinsettia to attach to your pillow, or in my case (since I'll be reusing these green pillow cases for summer) you can attach velcro to both your pillow and poinsettia and just easily remove once the holiday season is over. I also made the pillow with the tree silhouettes, as it adds a touch of winter and matches the decor.
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