This isn't my original idea, I saw it somewhere else, but I honestly can't remember where I saw it. Anyway, I thought this paper poinsettia was really pretty, and so easy to make.
I started with a 1.5 inch paper strip:
Cut four pieces on the diagonal:
Pinch each diamond together in the center, you'll have to play with it a bit:
Hold them together and wrap the pinched part with wire:
I used Prima leaves, but if you don't have any, you can make some leaves the exact same way. Except for pinch the ends together instead of the middle, and clip off the end:
Add several small buttons, or one large one to the center, and it's done:
Just in time for some last minute holiday cards. Have fun!