There are so many fans of poinsettias which bloom even in December. Therefore this particular plant is quite well-known as a flower for Christmas decorations. Although the petals are not so visible, bracts are so beautiful and they look like petals. Thus many people misunderstand the leaves are petals. Although the leaves of this flower offers a variety of stunning colors, the most popular one is flaming red color which is so attractive.
As a Christmas decoration, you can display poinsettia arrangements on the mantel of a fireplace, console table in the entry foyer or just nearby the foot of a Christmas tree whatsoever. It is fully up to you where to place poinsettia arrangements.
If you are concerned about toxicity of this flower (although some reliable institutes comment their toxicity is relatively mild), you can place them away from children and a dining table.
There are many ways you can arrange poinsettia as a centerpiece decoration placed on the mantel or console table. Let me share a few of them as follows:
It is not always necessary to use brand new vases or containers. If you have a few vintage bottles or jars, you can use them as a vase in which red color leaves of poinsettia can be displayed. The transparent jars may be better to effectively display the red color of leaves. Placing a few jars with red leaves on a serving tray with the same color will make the total decoration more attractive. The bottom line is using the same flower in the same color placed on the same tray makes a holiday impact.
Although many people stick to the idea of traditional potted poinsettias, creating arrangement with tiny vases offers even more sophisticated decoration. If you have a few tiny vases made from transparent glass, they will become very attractive Christmas flower ornaments. Use poinsettias of 3 different color each such as red, white and pink. Put each color in each vase which should be placed on the silver tray.
Or instead of using a few tiny vases, you can use a single round container of the white color. Arrange several red leaves in the vase by blending with silver leaves and winterberries to make this design even more shiny.
If you are tired of red color arrangements, why not use a pastel-tone poinsettias by displaying them in a white pitcher and vase. Place them on the fireplace mantel together with supplemental ornaments of the color fitting with this arrangement.
Information source: Better Homes and Gardens.
Enjoy challenging various arrangements at your discretion by trying to use items available in your home.
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