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How to Dress Up a Cheap Poinsettia Plant so it Looks Expensive

It’s so easy to style a cheap poinsettia plant and you don’t have to spend a lot of money to do it.

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Let me show you how as part of this month’s Thrifty Style Team!

large white poinsettia in a vintage crock with candy canes, cranberries, and pine cones

I love inexpensive poinsettias. I shared in a previous post proper care of poinsettias and how to keep them looking beautiful even when you didn’t spend a lot on them.

I usually get one or more as soon as I see them for sale at Aldi’s.

This year was no different. I got one when I could…I think it was early November…and I’ve been admiring it ever since.

The Box

When I first brought it home I left it all by it’s lonesome self but then when I started to get serious about Christmas decorating I knew I wanted to do something pretty with it and that’s when I made another trip to….the box!

If you’ve been following my Thrifty Style Team posts you may remember that my sister gave me a box with items from my parent’s home…some were my Mom and Dad’s and some of the items belonged to my Grandma.

For this post, I wanted to use my Grandma’s vintage crock and I think it’s the perfect home for my cheap poinsettia!

How to Style a Poinsettia

I brought the crock up from the garage…washed it and dried it….put a Styrofoam bowl inverted in the bottom and then added the poinsettia.

I took off the plastic sleeve and then started to add fresh cranberries (also from Aldi’s -only 99 cents a bag) all around the base of the poinsettia.

Next, I added pine cones that my dad saved for me from his yard. The pine cones are over 20 years old and every year they come out for Christmas and I add them somewhere around my house.

I finished off with some small battery-operated lights and candy canes……

and that was it! Start to finish less than 5 minutes (way less) and other than the cost of the poinsettia and the cranberries, I didn’t have to spend a penny! I had everything else on hand.

How do you style your poinsettias for Christmas?

Now, for the rest of the amazing shares from the Thrifty Style Team!

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Vinyet Etc – Create Holiday Magic – Have Yourself a Vintage Little Christmas

Postcards From the Ridge – Festive Christmas Table Decor That Anyone Can Do

Lora Bloomquist Create and Ponder – Scrabble Holiday Art How To

I Should be Mopping the Floor – Free Retro Santa Printables

Sweet Pea – Painted Christmas Stocking

Cottage on Bunker Hill – How to Make a Wreath out of Gingerbread Salt Dough

The How To Home – How to Dress up a Cheap Poinsettia Plant so it Looks Expensive

Have the happiest of holidays and a very Merry Christmas.



Monday 20th of December 2021

Absolutely stunning, Mary Beth! The lights and pine cones add so much dimension and wow! Merry Christmas, friend!

Mary Beth

Tuesday 21st of December 2021

Thank you so much, Kristi, and Merry Christmas to you and your beautiful family! xo

Angie @ Postcards from the Ridge

Saturday 18th of December 2021

Mary Beth, I adore your vintage crock and you've decorated it perfectly for Christmas! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

Mary Beth

Tuesday 21st of December 2021

Thank you so much, Angie, and you have a wonderful Christmas as well! xo

Jennifer Howard

Monday 13th of December 2021

I love how you use your Dad's pinecones every year! That's the sweetest thing!

Mary Beth

Wednesday 15th of December 2021

Thank you so much, Jennifer! xo


Sunday 12th of December 2021

Fabulous idea! I need to go find me a poinsettia!!!

Mary Beth

Wednesday 15th of December 2021

Thank you, Julie! xo

Lora Bloomquist

Saturday 11th of December 2021

Beautiful yellow-ware vintage bowl! I love poinsettias this time of year, too, and this is a great addition to their beauty:)

Mary Beth

Wednesday 15th of December 2021

Thank you so much, Lora! xo