Poinsettia Shooting Star

How to make a ‘Shooting Star’ Christmas decoration

by Northern Life

Beautiful on Christmas Eve when the lights are dimmed and the tree is sparkling.

You will need:

  • 3 mini poinsettias (6 cm diameter pot), red white speckled or in other colours of your choice
  • A handful of moss
  • If necessary, compost
  • 2 glass jars in different sizes (e.g. 16 cm and 18 cm diameter)
  • 1 set of battery operated fairy-lights
  • 1 roll of holographic foil or frosted cellophane
  • Sisal
  • Stapler


  1. Take the mini – poinsettias out of their pots and insert them into the smaller glass jar. Empty space between plants can be filled with commercially available compost or moss.
  2. Line the larger glass jar with moss and then in sert the smaller one inside it. Loosely arrange the fairy-lights in the space between the two jars. If the battery doesn’t fit in between, you can stick it to the back using tape or hide it among the plants.
  3. Wrap the foil or cellophane around the glass jars and fix it to the back using a stapler. The lights shine through like stars.
  4. Spice it up by filling the space around the edge with sisal.

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