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Christmas Poinsettia Centerpiece

Arrange Plants or Blossoms to Create This Beauty


Once you have all your pieces collected, it won't take more than a few minutes to assemble this colorful Christmas Poinsettia Centerpiece. We have filled a simple white soup tureen with artificial poinsettia blossoms and greenery.

But the centerpiece also looks beautiful if you use fresh plants, too. It will take more care to look good throughout the season. but you may feel it's worth it to have fresh blooming plants. Celebrate!

Note: We've made our arrangement with artificial plants.

Materials for Christmas Poinsettia Centerpiece

  • low-growing poinsettias or artificial plants
  • floral foam or styrofoam
  • decorative bowl, cache pot, or soup tureen
  • greenery

Follow these simple steps to make your poinsettia centerpiece:

  • If you're going to use cut flower stems, place a brick of floral foam or styrofoam into the container and secure it in place.
  • Place small, low poinsettia plants or artificial stems into your bowl, soup tureen, or cache pot.
  • Be sure the flower pots do not show above the top of your decorative container.
  • Add trailing greenery around the base of the plants.
  • Place the container with plants in the center of your table.
  • Place the soup tureen on its serving plate.

Special tips for fine-tuning a growing plant centerpiece:

  • Select small, low, fresh plants in 3" to 4" pots.
  • Use 4 or 5 small plants instead of one large plant.
  • If the dirt shows at the top of the pot, cover it with moss or decorative foil.
  • If you have extra room in your container, you may want to plant small ivy plants around the sides.
  • Select plants in the same color for a uniform look.
  • Choose plants in different shades for an unusual, artistic look.
  • Add beautiful candles in red, green, white, or gold at the sides of the centerpiece.

Special tips for fine-tuning a artificial plant centerpiece:

  • Secure floral foam or styrofoam in the bottom of the container.
  • Cut stems of blossoms from the plant and stick them into the foam.
  • Arrange the blossoms evenly around the pot.
  • Arrange stems of greenery around the base of the pot.
  • Add beautiful candles in red, green, white, or gold at the sides of the centerpiece.

See a version of this centerpiece using live poinsettia plants

Go on to our Christmas Candlestick Centerpiece.

~ Coral Nafie

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