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?

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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.

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  1. Vicki and Jenn 2 Bees in a Pod says:

    OMG Mary Beth - you have blown our minds! We have never even thought of doing anything with our poinsettias. This is such a cute and smart idea! Merry Christmas, friend!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you so much, Ladies! xo Have a very Merry Christmas especially with your adorable baby.

  2. Wow what a great idea Mary Beth, I've never thought of dressing up a poinsettia. I love that you decorate with your dad's pinecones every year! Merry Christmas to you friend! ❤

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you, Cindy, and Merry Christmas to you, too, sweet friend! xo

  3. Paula@SweetPea says:

    What a great idea! I love how your poinsettia looks in your grandmother's bowl surrounded by cranberries, pinecones, and candy canes.

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you so much, Paula! xo

  4. Lora Bloomquist says:

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

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you so much, Lora! xo

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

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you, Julie! xo

  6. Jennifer Howard says:

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

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you so much, Jennifer! xo

  7. Angie @ Postcards from the Ridge says:

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

    1. Mary Beth says:

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

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

    1. Mary Beth says:

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