I cannot tell a lie: I am not a fan of pointsettias. A pointsettia topiary however, gets my gardener’s heart beating a little faster. I love bringing natural elements in my holiday decor and the lowly pointsettia lends itself perfectly to a Cinderella transformation.
Here is what you will need for this project:
a garden urn or planter
newspaper and pruners
2 yards of double-sided ribbon, about 1 in wide
small ornaments or beads
Working on newspaper, clip off all green leaves and any flowers which are growing laterally, preserving only the top flowers. The milky white sap which will bleed out will stop on its own.
Your pointsettia topiary will last the whole holiday season and will bring natural beauty into your holiday decor. A supermarket staple transformed into a spectacular centerpiece! Cheap, clever and chic.