Written by Hugh Metcalf

Creative Christmas decorating ideas with poinsettias

We’ve fallen back in love with these festive classics. Take a look at some clever ideas for updating poinsettias for a modern Christmas look.

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Even if you’re not up on your house plant names, you’ll likely know what a poinsettia is. Making their appearance at garden centres, supermarkets and more every Christmastime, they are well known for their green and red foliage making them a merry festive flower.

If the idea of a poinsettia plant hasn’t floated your festive boat up to now, we’ve got some brilliant styling ideas to share with you from Stars of Europe. Take a look at these delightful DIYs and decorating tips and we think you might be a poinsettia convert!

Cut flower décor

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Poinsettias don’t have to be planted to be used – you can use them as cut flowers too. In this hanging wreath, the poinsettia have been placed in small water tubes to keep the arrangement fresh for as long as possible.

Hanging planters

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How stunning is this hanging centrepiece? We love the idea of the candles and baubles, but most of all the suspended cones planted up with mini poinsettia plants.

Read more: 6 hanging Christmas centrepiece ideas you can DIY

Washi tape pots

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Okay, we love the idea of special homewares for Christmas, but not always the idea of storing them for the other 11 months of the year. This clever idea uses plain white pots upcycled with washi tape to spell out Xmas. So simple and so smart!

Table centrepiece

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If you think of poinsettia’s as a bit tacky, this centrepiece might be the thing to change your mind. Planted up with moss and stylish candles, the red flowers bring a cool Scandi-style to proceedings we never even imagined they could.

Tonal schemes

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Remember that poinsettias don’t only come in red! Look out for softer shades such as peach and cream and incorporate into your decorating scheme. This tablescape is an absolute triumph!

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