The petals of this blossom are also pasted to a lining, the poinsettia

making a beautiful ornament. While a bright red is extremely lovely, a

black poinsettia is equally effective. The petals should be made of

velvet and lined with the same color in satin. These petals being

narrow, only need a wire through the center. After the petals have been

prepared, they should be assembled around a bunch of yellow stamens or

knotted baby ribbon.

The foliage is made from green velvet lined with green silk. The

accompanying illustration shows the proportion of both the petals of the

blossom and the foliage. The stems may be wound with green or brown gum