In an Antique Silver Punchbowl

 Christmas Poinsettias and Hydrangea

Christmas Poinsettias and Hydrangea

What you need:

  • 3 six inch potted Poinsettias (I used 2 deep red and one spotted with gold)

  • 1 six inch potted white Hydrangea

  • 1 silver punch bowl 15 inches Diam x 11" H

  • 6-8 pieces of pine (cut 20 inches long)

  • a swag of faux red berries with 'ice crystals' (cut 20 inches)

  • 3 silver pine cones dusted with snow 5.5 L x 2.5 inches Diam.

  • 6 medium pine cones

  • 9 inches 18 gauge floral wire

  • 2 real branches (cut 30 inches long)

  • 2 red cardinals

  • 2 pinches of Spanish Moss (found here)

  • 1 block wet pack floral foam (found here)

  • 1 large black garbage bag

  • 1 spray can of Design Master Snow (found here)

  • a glue stick (found here)

Supplies Used:

Steps: 8

Plant Cost:  $39.00

Rated: Easy Arrangement

It's Christmas...well almost.  Would you like to make a stunning Christmas arrangement to bring that Christmas spirit into your home?  Well this is it.  It is hard to get an idea of the scale of this by looking at the photos, but let's just say it is behemoth. Put it on a entry table and it will bring a little drama with it.  The reds of the poinsettias are rich and velvety and the white hydrangeas blossoms are giagantic too.  You can spray a little snow on some real branches and let a couple little cardinals perch in them.  It's not hard.  The plants go in right in their little plastic containers.

These poinsettias are amazing.  Poinsettias originate in Mexico and there they are called, "La Flor de la Nochebuena" or the Flower of Christmas Eve.  That's pretty cool.  Now remember, hydrangeas need a lot of water (hence the name).  Make sure its soil is damp.  You can mist it with water if it starts to go down.  It should pick up, but if it doesn't, you can soak it, lying the whole plant on its side in cool water in the sink overnight to give it a good drink.  Hydrangeas can drink more from their head than from the roots.  When the holidays are over, in California, you can plant the poinsettias and hydrangeas in your yard. 

OK.  If you have your plants, your punch bowl and supplies.  Let's go.  This will be fun and easy!

 

 Here are your plants.

Here are your plants.

 Line punch bowl with black garbage bag.

Line punch bowl with black garbage bag.

 Lay spotted poinsettia in. Splay it outward.

Lay spotted poinsettia in. Splay it outward.

 Lay poinsettia on left. Splay it out.

Lay poinsettia on left. Splay it out.

 Lay poinsettia on right. Splay it out.

Lay poinsettia on right. Splay it out.

 Put Hydrangea in front.

Put Hydrangea in front.

 Cut 4 pieces of foam about 4.25 x 3 x 2 inches.

Cut 4 pieces of foam about 4.25 x 3 x 2 inches.

 Soak them in water until they won't hold any more.

Soak them in water until they won't hold any more.

 Put a piece of foam on the left and the right.

Put a piece of foam on the left and the right.

 Push pine into foam on a 45 degree angle.

Push pine into foam on a 45 degree angle.

 Cut foam into triangular shape. Put on left sides of the Hydrangea.

Cut foam into triangular shape. Put on left sides of the Hydrangea.

 Put faux berries in on a 45 degree angle to the left of the Hydrangea.

Put faux berries in on a 45 degree angle to the left of the Hydrangea.

 Wrap 8 inch wire around top of pine cone.

Wrap 8 inch wire around top of pine cone.

 Put 1 white pine cone over the berries and 2 to the right of the Hydrangea.

Put 1 white pine cone over the berries and 2 to the right of the Hydrangea.

 Wrap1wire around end of pine cone. Push into crevices.

Wrap1wire around end of pine cone. Push into crevices.

 Bend 3 inches of wire back to support weight of cone.

Bend 3 inches of wire back to support weight of cone.

 Put 3 in front and 3 in back.

Put 3 in front and 3 in back.

 Use Design Master snow to spray branches.

Use Design Master snow to spray branches.

 Use tarp for overspray and spray snow on branches.

Use tarp for overspray and spray snow on branches.

 Push ends of branches into dirt in Poinsettia pot.

Push ends of branches into dirt in Poinsettia pot.

 Add pinch of Spanish Moss and glue 2 birds onto branches.

Add pinch of Spanish Moss and glue 2 birds onto branches.

 Can you believe these blooms?

Can you believe these blooms?

 The side is equally as dramatic as the front.

The side is equally as dramatic as the front.

 Here's a close up of the side.

Here's a close up of the side.

 And the other side.

And the other side.

 This baby's done. Enjoy it. It will last a while. Merry Christmas!

This baby's done. Enjoy it. It will last a while. Merry Christmas!