I’m not sure if it is because I have a birthday in December or if it’s because red is my favorite (of all my many favorites) color.
Maybe it’s because I just LOVE flowers and as far as flowers go Poinsettias are a little unusual?
Whatever the reason, I LOVE POINSETTIAS!
And big, giant poinsettias are even better.
- Smoothfoam 12 inch disc
- 2-3 bushes “silk” Poinsettias
- Hot glue
The first thing to do is pull apart the layers of the poinsettias.
Make sure to set one whole poinsettia flower aside for the center of your composite poinsettia flower.
Then snip each petal apart.
(Yes, I know that the parts of a poinsettia that I’m referring to as “petals” are actually “bracts” but I’m just trying to make life easy.)
To read more about poinsettia’s try visiting The University of Illinois Extension website.
Using hot glue, place the petals around the outside perimeter of the Smoothfoam disc.
Keep in mind that poinsettia petals aren’t very dense but more loosely attached to the center.
TIP: If you want your poinsettia to be even more loose than this one you can use fewer bushes of flowers but I would recommend painting the disc red before creating the composite flower… just in case some of the disc shows through.
When you have 3-4 layers of poinsettia petals down glue the one flower you set aside to the center.
The cool thing about composite poinsettias is that they look even better the less round they are.
I hung my poinsettia above the central painting on this wall I painted earlier in the year (you can read more about it here) as part of my Christmas decorations. I also added strands of gold beads the the sconces.
Who says you can’t glam up a very masculine space?