Dec 11 2009

Christmas Poinsettia Table Decor – Centerpiece


Today I have two centerpieces in the Christmas series to show you that I made for each end of my dining room table.  I’ve placed the two centerpieces on Christmas ornament place card holders, but they can easily sit on the table without the place card holders.  Two stencils were used in this design, Luxe Labels AS 0703 and Open Passe Partouts EH 1822.  A tutorial is provided below.  The centers of the wreath were created with JustRite Stamper’s 2″ Round Deluxe Monogram Kit.  I stamped the poinsetties with Holiday Garden tapestry stamps and stamped the holly leaves on the side panels with Holly Border tapestry stamps.


The centerpieces are identical with the exception of the side panels.  I adhered poinsettias on the side panels of one and holly leaves on the side panels of the other. I punched miniature butterflies with a Fancy Crafts Twin Punch and adhered them to the side panels.


This close up shows the poinsettia and holly leaves that are placed on Joy! Craft 2mm Foam Pads for added dimension.


In this close up you can see I added the butterflies and placed the poinsettias on the inner corner.

Poinsettia Centerpiece Tutorial:


When custom designing with stencils, I like to work on graph paper.  I chose to bring the side panels down making the bottom even.  However, they side panels can be placed at any location on the side of the center panel.


Using a mechanical pencil I drew my design by drawing around the edges of the stencils.  This drawing will aid me with embossing the panels on a light box. I taped the graph paper to my light box and then taped the stencils down with Scotch Removable Tape over the drawn lines.  I placed a piece of Carnation White embossing paper over the stencils and taped it down with Scotch Removable Tape to prevent slippage.  I used an embossing stylus with PergaSoft to emboss the stencils.  After embossing the first two stencils, I gently removed the Luxe Labels stencil, turned it over and placed it under the embossing paper on the right side and completed the embossing.


After I finished embossing the stencils, I placed the stencils on top of the embossed images and drew cutting lines with a .5 mechanical pencil.  I cut along all drawn lines with a craft knife.


Use Encore Ultimate Metallic Gold ink to stamp the border and initial “J” from the JustRite 2″ Round Delux Monogram Kit.  Gently tap Pearl Ex Brilliant Gold metallic powder on the stamped image.  Use a swifter duster or a soft bristled paint brush and gently remove the excess powder.


Use a clear grid ruler to trace two sets of lines around the open passe partouts stencil as shown above.  The first set of lines closest to the stencil is a template for cutting the Christmas Red panel.  Cut a red octagonal panel and trace around the edges with a Krylon 18Kt. Gold pen.


The second set of lines furthest from the stencil is the template to cut the Carnation White panel.  Cut a white octagonal panel and trace around the edges using a Krylong 18Kt. Gold Pen.


Cut two Christmas Red panels as shown above and adhere behind the side panels.


Stamp the panels as shown using Holiday Garden and Holly Border tapestry stamps.  Apply Martha Stewart Garnet, Malachite and Yellow gold glitters with a Quickie Glue Pen.  In this picture you can see how beautifully the Pearl Ex Brilliant Gold metallic powder glistens.  This is how it looks on the dining table when the lights are turned on.


I used a Bow Easy to create the small three-looped ruby silk (May Arts) bows on the side panels, as well as to make the large bow for the center panel.


Adhere butterflies to small panels.  I used Zip Dry Adhesive throughout the entire project, as well as the Quickie Glue Pen to adhere the glitter.


Attach bows with Zip Dry Adhesive and place centerpiece on a place card holder.


A Touch of Grace:     Stencils:  EH 1822; AS 0703; Embossing PaperCarnation White, Iris Blue, Mustard, Christmas Red, Christmas Green; StampsHolly Border, Holiday Garden; InkEncore Ultimate Metallic Gold; AdhesivesZip Dry Adhesive, Quickie Glue Pen, Scotch Removable Tape; Accessories: Christmas Fairies; Joy! Craft 2mm Foam Pads, Joy! Craft Pearls Yellow, Joy! Craft Pearl Pale Yellow, Craft Knife, Craft Knife Refills, Mini Daubers, Pearl Ex Brilliant Gold, Mini Butterfly Punch, Krylon 18Kt. Gold Pen, Stylus, Perga Soft, Starform Gold Stickers (1021)

JustRite Stampers:     Deluxe Round Monogram Kit; Decorative 2″ Square Monogram Kit

Stamp Simply Ribbon Store:     Bow Easy, May Arts Ribbon:  1.25:  SK33 Gold, SK15 Emerald, SK25 Ruby, SK03 Sapphire; 1/4″; SK33 Gold, SK15 Emerald, SK25 Ruby, SK03 Sapphire; 5/8″ GH09 Gold Edge Ivory; 1/4″ GC30 Gold WIre Metallic Ribbon, Fiskars Scissors

Bonnie’s Best:      Genesis Paper Trimmer


Stamps: Holly Borders, Holiday Garden; Deluxe Round Monogram Kit; Deluxe Square Monogram Kit

Paper:  Embossing Paper:  Carnation White, Christmas Red, Christmas Green, Iris Blue, Mustard; SU:  Very Vanilla, Very Vanilla Textured

Ink:  Encore Ultimate Metallic Gold; Adirondack:  Pesto, Cranberry, Bottle

Accessories:  MS Glitter (Garnet, Malachite, Yellow Gold), AG (Mustard); Joy! Craft Pearls (Yellow, Light Yellow); Joy! Craft 2mm Foam Pads, Stamp-a-ma-Jig, Computer, Craft Knife, Scor It, Scor It Mini Metric, Mini Daubers, Pearl Ex Brilliant Gold, Mini Butterfly Punch; Christmas Fairies, Genesis Paper Trimmer, Zip Dry Adhesive, Quickie Glue Pen, Tim Holtz Clear Grid Ruler, May Arts Ribbons, Ornament Placecard Holders, Graph Paper, Stylus, Light Box, PergaSoft, Starform Gold Stickers (1021), Oval Ornaments (Michael’s), Red Berries and Gold Swirls (Silk Warehouse), Fiskars Scissors, Scotch Removable Tape, Stencils (AS 0703, EH1822), Wizard, Nestibilities Large and Small Squares; Large and Small Octagons, Krylon 18Kt. Gold Pen, Bow Easy,

Thank you so much for visiting, I truly appreciate you taking time to stop by.

Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas!


22 responses so far

22 Responses to “Christmas Poinsettia Table Decor – Centerpiece”

  1. Teresa says:

    So very beautiful. All of the projects so far are gorgeous. But I think the burgandy is my favorite.

  2. Karen W says:

    As always I”m totally blown away. This is just too gorgeous for words.

  3. Pinky says:

    Jerri, this is so beautiful and as I mentioned before one of the most elegant table settings in history IMHO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love it all, gf!

  4. Kittie says:

    Your settings are gorgeous, Jerri. I know there are so many who are appreciative that you share your wonderful talent.

  5. Another beautiful addition to your dining room table! Love all the things you make by putting the 2 stencils together in this fashion – SO gorgeous! A truly beautiful series!!!

  6. Carolen says:

    You are more than inspirational! And you
    are super talented and creative!

    Thanks for sharing!

  7. Denise says:

    This series is too beautiful for words. I am thankful I have the gift of vision to enjoy this series.

  8. Sandra says:


  9. Linda Ellington says:

    Jerri the centerpiece is just beautiful. You have out done yourself with this Christmas table collection. Thanks so much for sharing your talent and caring spirit. Here’s wishing your family the Merriest Christmas ever.

  10. Rita Loyd says:

    Jerri…this is absolutely gorgeous. You do such elegant work. I love this one so much. I bought some of your stencils but will never be as good as you. Thanks for sharing…I love visiting your blog.

  11. Marie says:

    Jerri, what a beautiful centerpiece. I love all the lovely details. Thank you for the wonderful tutorial

  12. Hi Jerri, you are blessed with a wonderful tallent! Your craft work is a marvelous experience.

  13. Pattyjo says:

    Wow! Just Gorgeous!

  14. Cathy says:

    Jerri, It’s such an elegant, festive design. I love it!

  15. Dawn says:

    Wow Jerri…you’ve outdone yourself again. They are beautiful. Thanks for sharing your work and tutorial. Have a Merry and Blessed Christmas.

  16. velta says:

    I swear…and I usually do not…you are quite the “model” artist when it comes to paper crafting….Just Stunning Jerri!!!

  17. Jenny Gropp says:

    a feast for the eyes!
    I almost bought that ruler — now I see the value in it using the grids to stay straight, doing multiple lines.

  18. Beth Norman says:

    This is the best eye candy. Truly scrumpscious. Oh, and my nose still hurts from hitting it on the screen the other day 😉

    Snowflake hugs,


  19. Joan B says:

    You are so talented. I can’t imagine even trying these! Wow

  20. Peggy Sue says:

    I really like the way you overlap the stencils to make the centerpiece. I also like the Ornament Placecard Holders (your’s are the first I have seen). Beautiful as always. God bless!

  21. Carolyn says:

    I need to start on a project like this for next year. Great way to also
    personalize christmas with a theme. So fantastically well done, thanks for sharing

  22. Beverly Robinson says:

    Jerri, You have the most interesting website. The things you make are just beautiful and I always look forward to seeing what you do. i have just ordered a couple of your stencils…..Beverly

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