14 December, 2015
Cups & Glasses
Choose fresh or well-made faux poinsettias that do not have long stems for this simple style. Place a few blooms into differently-sized cups or glasses made of a quality china or glass, then arrange them together on a table or mantle for Victorian style holiday décor.
Place settings are my favourite way of jazzing things up for Christmas, or any occasion really. If you are serving a formal holiday dinner to friends or family, consider utilising poinsettias in your place settings. Use bright red blooms to match red napkins, and place the flowers on top of the plates at each setting around the table. This is a very simple, but very elegant, way to set up for your Christmas dinner.
This is where my mum truly shines. She believes the holiday table isn’t complete without a gorgeous centerpiece, so why not bring poinsettias into the mix? Choose a wide, clear vase, and fill it with cranberries and water. Arrange red and white poinsettia blooms in the cranberries to create a unique decoration perfect for the center of the table.
Top It Off
What gift recipient would not love getting a present topped with a fresh flower? Instead of bows, consider using big poinsettia blooms on top of your gifts. Your presents will really stand out underneath the Christmas tree and your friends and family will be delighted with receiving something different to adorn their gift. If you want the flower to become a part of the gift, place it in a small craft vial of water and attach it firmly to the present.
Last but not least, don’t forget the Christmas tree! Poinsettias have long been a favorite way to
brighten the boughs of a Christmas tree.
Attach them to the tree to bring a splash of color without the use of
any ornaments at all. This looks even better if you happen to be using a real
Christmas tree, as the fresh flowers look wonderful against natural branches of
the tree. This is also a much safer option than glass ornaments, particularly
if you have small children (or a new puppy!) around.