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Poinsettia Place Cards

In addition to the beauty they add to your holiday table, these place cards enclose a take-home treat for dinner guests.

Photography: David M. Russell

Source: The Martha Stewart Show, December 2011




  • Tissue paper

  • Pencil

  • Scissors

  • Candy of choice

  • Small cellophane bag

  • Tape

  • Wax twine

  • Jingle bells


  1. Download, print, and cut out poinsettia petal template.

  2. Layer two pieces of 20-inch square tissue paper of desired color on top of one another and fold in half diagonally to create a triangle.

  3. Fold triangle into angled thirds.

  4. Align bottom of template with the point and bottom folded edges of the tissue paper. Trace lightly around top portion of template with a pencil.

  5. With scissors, cut along traced line and open up tissue paper to reveal flower. Rotate top piece of tissue paper slightly to stagger petals.

  6. To create favor, wrap candy in small cellophane bag and secure closed with tape, being sure favor is about the size of a 1 1/2-inch ball.

  7. Thread five small jingle bells onto a piece of wax twine, tie to secure, and attach to candy favor with tape.

  8. Place embellished favor in center of tissue paper with jingle bells facing upward.

  9. Gather tissue paper around the favor and secure closed with more wax twine, being sure to allow the jingle bells to poke through the center of the flower.

  10. Fluff and arrange petals as desired.

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