Layered Poinsettia Shadow Box | Easy Poinsettia Craft for Christmas

Layered Poinsettia Shadow Box for Christmas

Looking for a beautiful Christmas shadow box craft to make with paper? Look no further than this traditional layered poinsettia SVG!

This layered cutting file is perfect for Christmas with all of the layers of petals, mistletoe and holly.

See how to stick all the layers together (and the order they go in!) in this tutorial.

This project is part of 2021's Christmas Craft Countdown.

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Poinsettia frame made with a Cricut

Layered poinsettia SVG video tutorial

Watch the video below to see how to make the mandala poinsettia SVG. Or, keep scrolling for a written tutorial.

Materials list to make a poinsettia paper flower

Here is a list of the materials that I used to make this project:

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Craft with Sarah Poinsettia SVG file

Layered poinsettia SVG assembly instructions

Here’s how to make your very own poinsettia wall art using a Cricut machine!

Step 1) Download the file & unzip the downloaded folder

Use the box below to download the cutting files for this project. Please note that this is not a free file.

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Before you upload the SVG to Design Space, you need to unzip the download folder that it comes in.

Step 2) Upload the SVG file into Design Space

Open up Cricut Design Space and upload the file called SVG_Poinsettia_CraftWithSarah.svg

Make sure you upload the file which starts SVG_ in the filename!!

This is how it should look after you have uploaded the file:

Poinsettia file in Design Space

After uploading, the poinsettia design will show in your “Recently Uploaded Images”. Click on it and then press “Add to Canvas” to put it onto your Project.

Insert poinsettia onto Project

Click the poinsettia on your canvas and use the width/height boxes near the top of the screen to make it the size that you want to cut it.

I made mine 6.5 inches wide to fit inside my shadow box. I definitely wouldn’t recommend going much smaller than about 4 inches in width as some of the details are quite delicate, so if you make the design much smaller it may be difficult to cut.

Resize poinsettia file

When you’re happy with the size of the poinsettia SVG in Design Space, click “Make It” and follow the instructions on-screen to cut out all the layers.

Step 3) Stick the layered poinsettia together

Use 3D foam pads and glue to stick the layers together.

Use this guide to see the order to stick the layers together in. A high quality printable version of this assembly guide (without the watermark pattern!) is included in the folder when you download the SVG.

Poinsettia cutting file assembly guide

My favourite glue to use on papercraft projects is Collall All Purpose Glue.

It’s SO good because it doesn’t “warp” or bend the cardstock like some glues do. You can use as much of it as you want and the card stays perfect – and it dries perfectly clear too!

Collall glue

To make it even easier to apply glue to layered card projects, I highly recommend getting some of these needle tip applicator bottles to put the glue into.

The nozzles are REALLY tiny which makes them perfect for putting glue in the pieces of cardstock that make up this poinsettia.

Needle tip bottle

Some of the layers will be stuck together with 3D foam pads to give more dimension and create the “3D” appearance.

Foam pads

When adding the foam pads to the relevant layers, make sure you add some in the middle of the pieces of card so it give stability to the middles. If you don’t add any foam pads in the middles then it can “sag” under the weight of the other layers which doesn’t look as good.

Use foam pads to create stability for the layers

Step 4) Frame your layered poinsettia papercraft project

The final step is to frame your poinsettia craft!

I layered together several sheets of scrapbook paper which I cut to the size of my frame.

Layered poinsettia shadow box

I love how the muted colours in the background make the brightness of the red and green in the poinsettia really stand out.

Get my top tips for framing layered designs by watching the video below…

And here is the finished result…

Layered Poinsettia Shadow Box for Christmas

I hope that you enjoy this layered poinsettia SVG!

This project is part of 2021's Christmas Craft Countdown.

View all 20 craft projects!

Happy crafting,
Sarah x