15 Pretty Ways to Display Poinsettias Throughout Your Home
'Mini Star' poinsettias are grown one flower per plant in a tiny plastic pot. Tucked into an espresso-size cup, they're a fine embellishment for a place setting. If 'Mini Star' poinsettias are not available where you live, get the same effect with a cut poinsettia in a cup or vase.
Easy Poinsettia Centerpiece
Creative a festive Christmas centerpiece with a colorful 'Autumn Leaves' poinsettia. Slip your poinsettia, pot and all, into a decorative ceramic container, then create the rest of the display. Add a wrapped Christmas present and a few colorful ornaments from the tree.
Editor's Tip: Use a neutral table runner for this holiday centerpiece—so the poinsettia takes center stage!
It's amazing the statement a couple of colorful poinsettias and a tabletop Christmas tree can make. Display them in a simple wooden planter that's tied with a classic bow. Finish the easy holiday decoration with colorful star ornaments and a simple knit garland.
Seasonal Flower Arrangement
Display the season's best—poinsettias, amaryllis, evergreen—in this easy Christmas arrangement. Tuck potted amaryllis into the center of a poinsettia plant (gently separate the leaves to make space) and cover with evergreen sprigs. Finish by placing the entire arrangement into a simple wooden planter.
Winter Poinsettia Arrangement
Create a seasonal poinsettia arrangement in a festive plaid planter, ($26, Target). Arrange pine, juniper, Cupressus, ‘Harlequin Red’ poinsettias, and eucalyptus pods around a few cut birch branches. Finish the display with smaller darker clusters of fruit like ligustrum (privet).
Editor's Tip: Can't find a plaid planter? Wrap a plain red or green planter with a plaid ribbon.
Itty Bitty Tree
Two-tone 'Strawberries 'n Cream' poinsettias become the ornaments on a potted tree-form topiary of English ivy. Cut the flowers with about 6 inches of stem. Remove the leaves (and a few of the colored outer bracts, if you want more petite blooms). Leave the cut poinsettias in a vase of cool water for 30 minutes to allow the cut ends to seal. Then poke each stem into a water-filled floral pick and nestle into the ivy.
Easy Poinsettia Display
Not all gifts are under the tree! Create a festive holiday entryway with a few wrapped presents and potted poinsettia plants. To create this display, place wrapped packages on the ground and top with patterned wood boxes. Place a ‘Superba Glitter’ poinsettia into each box and finish with scattered ornaments.
Festive Holiday Stairs
Simple Poinsettia Decoration
Why settle for yet another poinsettia set out in a foil-covered pot? For a new look, cut poinsettia flowers and evergreen sprigs and place them in florists water picks ($2, Michaels). Place the cut poinsettia in a knit mitten and finish with a ribbon bow.
Peppered with Berries
Show off pink poinsettias in a tall floral arrangement. California laurel, available from florists, looks wonderful when interspersed with poinsettias. Finish the display with cut evergreen, Christmas bush clippings, and simple branches.
Colorful Poinsettia Basket
Think outside plain red poinsettias! This colorful display showcases the variety and beauty of a rainbow of poinsettia varieties. To get the look, place dry floral foam at the bottom of an oversize basket, ($40, World Market). Place potted ‘Harlequin Red’, ‘J’adore Hot Pink’, and ‘Autumn Leaves’ poinsettias on the foam. Water the display throughout the season.
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Simple Potted Poinsettias
Choose any striking bloom, insert it into a water-filled cup or vase, then use it to accent vignettes around the house. Be sure to check and refill the containers regularly to keep the bloom looking fresh.
Creating a Focal Point
Use silver julep cups, small trophies, or any other containers you may have around the house for planting your poinsettias. Don't have any silver? Take a can of chrome spray paint and turn inexpensive containers into look-alikes.