I got the idea for these from a drink I had in a bar with a palm tree skewer in it and thought "wow these would be great for my chocolate fountain at out annual cookie exchange"
So I put together about 100 of these while watching "Julie and Julia" on DVD the other evening.
This is my first tutorial so please bear with me.
Low temp glue gun and sticks
pipe cleaners with "puffs" on them in red and white
yellow pom poms
regular green pipecleaners
scissors or wire cutters
1st cut puff pipe cleaner into sections so that you have the leaves of the poinsettia
Apply glue to blunt end (top) of skewer and place 5 "leaves" around the top.
squeeze leaves onto skewer and wrap with 1/2 inch piece of green pipe cleaner on the bottom of bloom.
Fold and bend down leaves to form flower.
Apply small dot of glue in the middle and top with yellow pom pom.
You can use multiple tiny poms if you wish but I couldn't find any small enough to my liking so I went with these.
Place on your table or in your tree as picks and dazzle your guests like you know you can.
C and C encouraged.
Thanks for looking