I’m showing you that adding pizzazz to a poinsettia makes for a stunning hostess gift, and one that they’ll appreciate year round.
I was talking to a friend of mine recently, and we started discussing hostess gifts to give when invited to a holiday party. We went through the typical ones like a bottle of wine, cute hand towels and napkins, and the ever popular poinsettia.
Of course, the list is vast, but I kept thinking about the poinsettia. The decorative foil that they’re typically displayed in, just doesn’t cut it for me, and it kinda hinders the plant from breathing. Plus, it looks like one raced to the grocery store and bought the plant on their way to the party. I believe that all host/hostess gifts should have some heart involved; maybe look like a little time and thought went into the gift.
My first thought was to remove the foil, obvi, but place the poinsettia in a pot or vessel that can be reused / used all year; almost like a gift that keeps on giving. But then when I stepped back to assess, Girlfriend needed way more than just a new pot.
She needed pizzazz!
Pizzazz, like adding a small arrangement to the plant, and designing it just off-skew. A little umph, that would make a lovely hostess gift. Let me show you how to do just that, and add pizzazz to a classic poinsettia for a lovely hostess gift, and I’ve even filmed a how-to video for you!
First off, poinsettias are aplenty right now. I got mine at the grocery store. Not willing to pay a lot for a plant that is “iffy” in the life span, I started thinking about adding an additional floral arrangement to just an ordinarily poinsettia.
There’s no rules for what flowers or greenery you want to arrange. Whatever you like, is the best answer. For me, I gravitate to textures, so I chose a sprig of magnolia, along with a branch or two of berries, baby’s breath and eucalyptus. A gathering of greenery that brings a lot of gorgeous texture, and also packs a pretty punch.
Arrange them all together, secure with some floral wire, keeping the stems a bit raw on the end. Tuck the wire into the dirt of the poinsettia and you’re good to go. You’ve created a really pretty and chic host/hostess gift with a vessel or container that they can use all year round.
Now, who wouldn’t love to receive this as a gift?!!
Check out my how-to video here.