For a poinsettia bow, cut three red petals from crisp ribbon. Make one of each of these three sizes: 3 inch, 21/2 inch, and 2 inch.
Arrange petals one on top of another, with the largest on the bottom. Tie a knot in a strip of yellow ribbon. Cross two sets and tie together with the ribbon, placing the knot in the center.
Tie on the third set of petals.
Separate all the petals by tying across the flower in all directions. Lift all the small petals, then the next larger layer, then the third, until they all stand up. Add green leaves, made of ribbon.
The beautiful poinsettia which is the result will be taken off the gift and cherished:the nicest kind of Christmas bow.