Happy last day of November everyone! Of course you know what that means, Christmas will be upon us soon! It’s time to deck the halls and get in the festive holiday spirit. I’ve been focusing on decorating my house these past few days and what I always love to have around are poinsettias. I was able to pick up four large pots for just one dollar each on Black Friday. As much as I love them and think they are beautiful on their own, I always feel like there is just “too much red” involved. I prefer the traditional red plants, but when they are wrapped with red foil or cellophane around the pots, it just becomes so “one-note”.
So how could I make them much more interesting, how could I shift the focus back to those beautiful crimson leaves? The first thing was to cover up as much of the red on the bottom of the potted plant as possible. A large swath of jute is perfect for this. It adds texture and visual appeal. A bold patterned ribbon, like a peppermint stick, would draw the eye straight in. Then, I finished it up with a Basically Bare Fanciful Frame that I painted white and covered in glitter and “snow”. It screamed “Joy!” to me, so I added that sentiment along with some holly leaves and I was done. The end result is something I absolutely LOVE, and what is so great about this, is that I can remove the jute when the holidays are over and save them for reuse next year!