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Dress-Up a Poinsettia for any Christmas Party

Poinsettias are a classic and beautiful addition to any winter decorating. This Christmas season try a twist on traditional by creating a beautiful centerpiece with poinsettias and foraged items right out of your back yard. Take the family for a walk and bring some clippers!

What you’ll need:

  • A big bucket for your collected items
  • Sharp clippers so you can make clean cuts to the wild brush
  • A potted Poinsettia
  • 1 larger pot for planted poinsettia and to create your centerpiece.
  • Potting soil
  • Small rocks for drainage
  • Cedar branches and other aesthetically pleasing twigs
  • Moss
  • Rose hips (can be subbed for red hypericum berries purchased at Petals n Buds Brentwood Bay)
  • Pine cones + wire to poke into cone and stick into the moss

Be Creative! The list above is just a guideline. If you are inspired by Sitka Spruce or wild Salal, go for it! This DIY project can be molded to any style you see fit.

How to:

Step 1. Go for a walk! Take some time and forage for the most ascetically pleasing twigs, cones and berries.

Step 2. Cone prep! Pierce cone with wire or try and discretely wrap wire around the base of the cone. Make sure the wire is long enough to push through moss while maintaining height within your centerpiece.

Step 3. Start by repotting the Poinsettia. Plant it in the middle of the pot so you can add foraged items around the center. If the pot doesn’t have a drainage hole, add 1 inch layer of rocks to create humidity for the roots and to help with drainage.

Step 4. Add moss to cover the soil.

Step 5. Clip twigs on a diagonal so that they can have a higher water intake. This will also help to easily push the twigs through the moss and into the soil.

Step 6. Start adding greenery close to the outer rim of the pot and work in a circular rotation inwards adding greens to your centerpiece.

Step 7. Next, add colour with the berries and cones.

Voila! This easy and creative centerpiece will add love and warmth to any room. It’s also a great excuse to get outside and spend time with the family. Come into Petals n Buds, Brentwood Bay Florist for any advice and all your poinsettia and berry needs! We will be hosting a Poinsettia Centerpiece workshop at the Brentwood Bay location. Make sure you reserve a spot as space is limited!

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