Monday, December 9, 2013

Three Ways to Up-Scale Poinsettias


There is no easier way to get into the spirit of Christmas than with Poinsettias.
Just having this plant in the house...with its bright red leaves...transforms a room and says,
"It's Christmastime!"
Not only are pointsettias relatively inexpensive,
but they come in an assortment of sizes and varieties to address every area of your home.
The one problem is, however, when you buy them,


they are wrapped in plastic and metallic foil which doesn't always fit a decor theme.

Here are three easy ways to upscale your poinsettia plants 
for your home or to make a special gift.

1. Use floral moss to create a pointsettia basket:
This old wrought iron basket-urn was "curbed" years ago.
Add a little spanish moss and spagnum moss around your plant container. 
I removed the foil completely, and set mine in a plastic dish to catch the water....
The result is a nice formal looking centerpiece.


2. Set plant inside a larger container.  
Cut the foil down so it isn't visible but don't remove it so it can still catch the excess water.
In this case I used an old tin flower shop container--a little dented, a little rusty...
... perfect country charm.

3. Wrap your pot in a burlap square and secure with twine.
Again, I cut down the foil so it wouldn't show but kept it so the plant won't leak.
This just adds a warm texture to the plant and makes a nice way to gift one.

Easy ways to customize your plants to add to your Christmas decor!
{Only 2-weeks until Christmas....wow!}

sharing with:
Inspired Sunday at Sunday View 
Make It Pretty Monday at The Dedicated House
The Scoop Party at Cedar Hill Ranch  


8 comments:

  1. Aimee...I just love these ideas. I have poinsettias every year and usually just set them out the way they came. Now, why didn't I think about these great ideas?? Thank you for sharing them!

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  2. great job Aimee great idea's i love the one wrapped in burlap best thanks for some awesome inspiration

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  3. love these ideas, aimee! the old tin is my favorite:) thanks for sharing with us!

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  4. What beautiful ways to dress up a pointsetta--I like them all!

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  5. I love the one wrapped in burlap, and the one in the old wire holder with moss is so pretty too.
    I saw you linking at the Christmas Extravaganza Party.
    Debbie :)

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  6. These are simple but wonderful ideas!

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  7. Great advice and wow they look great with a different pot. Thanks for sharing at TTF.

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  8. The pot really changes the look. Yup, the foil just doesn't cut it. lol! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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