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20 Ways to Decorate With Poinsettias for the Holidays

If there’s one plant that screams Christmas, it's the poinsettia. Find ideas for decorating your home with these festive florals.

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Poinsettias: The Classic Holiday Decor

Whether red, white, pink or variegated, poinsettias always bring the traditional holiday spirit to whatever space they’re in. Check out these beautiful ideas for using poinsettias to create a chic Christmas look for the happiest of holidays.

Keep in mind that as poinsettias are tropical plants, they will perish in weather lower than 50 degrees. So use faux poinsettias for outdoor wreaths, planters and such, and keep the live plants indoors away from drafty windows and doors.

Above, a simple wood box is filled with poinsettia plants and surrounded by fresh greenery to create a charming rustic-style centerpiece.

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Fill the Fireplace

If your fireplace is just for show, fill it with fiery-red poinsettias to provide visual warmth and a ruby glow.

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Dress the Mantel

Handmade stockings, evergreen topiaries, poinsettia cuttings and a variety of shimmering holiday baubles create this traditional Christmas mantel.

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Create a Showstopper Centerpiece

Use poinsettias to provide a beautiful splash of color on your holiday table. This version uses a tall white vessel, poinsettia stems, and a mix of sprays, twigs and ornaments to create this majestic centerpiece that is truly unforgettable.

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