Poinsettia Winter Warmers

12 Christmas decoration ideas – The Poinsettia

by Northern Life

Step-by-steps for Christmas cool…

In need of a festive activity to keep the kids occupied over Christmas, or fancy doing something extra special by way of décor this year? Then give these floral recipe cards a shot. Each one comes complete with a list of ingredients and step-by-step instructions for the run-up to the big day.

Ideas range from super cute cloud-like plant pots to urban chic vases and a show-stopping ice bowl so you’ll impress everyone at the dinner table with the very best home-made centrepiece. Give even the grumpiest of guests something to smile about by getting crafty with the most Christmassy of all decorations… the Poinsettia.

Poinsettia Facts

  • Poinsettias got their name from Joel Roberts Poinsett, the man who introduced them to the US in 1828.
  • Poinsettia Day is 12 December, commemorating the death of Poinsett on 12 December 1851.
  • Poinsettias originate from Mexico and have been associated with Christmas since the 16th century.
  • Poinsettias are not just red! You can get them in cream, pink and vintage apricot.
  • Poinsettias make great cut flowers. Immerse the stems in hot water for 20 seconds and they’re good to go!
  • Poinsettias are grown in black-out conditions for days so that they develop their colourful leaves.
  • Poinsettias are non-toxic, but still not recommended as a snack.

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