Home Decor, Poinsettia Arrangement for Valentines Day

I received a gorgeous poinsettia plant for my birthday in December and it was so pretty on the hearth with other holiday decorations





By mid January it was looking “leggy,” meaning the lower leaves were dropping off, not only making a continual mess, but the bare stems were getting the attention instead of the still beautiful red flowers





I’ve never used cut poinsettia flowers in an arrangement before, but with a quick google I found some tips from Better Homes and Gardens





1. Cut the stems to desired length for your container

2. Remove lower leaves

3. Place stems into a vase of cool water for 30 minutes

4. Discard water and refill with fresh water, add plant food and then arrange the stems

5. Check water level daily and replace every few days.  Blooms can last up to 2 weeks!





Now I don’t think these will last until Valentine’s day, but in the meantime they are beautiful in the foyer as a nod to the next holiday on the horizon





The blooms are still incredible!





I go all out for Valentine’s Day every year since it is my son’s birthday





It also has special memories for me, not only of my Valentine HH, but of a special group of people I volunteered with making Valentine baskets as a fundraiser for a local children’s museum





I began pulling out Valentine’s decor last weekend when it was so cold, all the heart things warmed me up!





There is still a touch of winter here and there…





But also a lot of brights!





Juicy Details

Painting hearts is simple and fun, as you can see from this post I’ve painted them on canvas, glasses, ornaments, cards, bowls, just about anything you can think of!  See the tutorial here




Ombre Wine Cork Heart tutorial here




The painting on the mantel is one I did years ago, but I still love it and it adds a cheerful scene to enjoy on cold January days…



plus it’s full of pinks, reds, and purples so it blends nicely with the Valentine decor




There is plenty of heart art in my Society 6 Shop too!

See the Valentine Collection here

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29 Responses to “Home Decor, Poinsettia Arrangement for Valentines Day”
  1. I love everything here. I’d been contemplating cutting down my poinsettias and putting them in a vase and now that I see how pretty it looks, I think I’ll do it today! I spent yesterday doing exactly when you are showing — painting lots of hearts! Valentine’s Day is coming and I love sending Valentine cards. And all your decorations are so pretty and happy!

  2. creationsbycindyphotography.blogspot.com says:

    Loving the poinsettia’s. I have never had too much luck with them to be honest. My mom sure can keep one looking good what seems like forever! Loving all the Valentine Day decor. It is crazy at how mid January is here already. I finished my little V-Day tree yesterday. Hope to show it next week. Small, but cute. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

    • I was delighted to know you could use poinsettia stems in a cut flower arrangement, I always feel so guilty when I toss the whole plant away when it starts looking shabby. I look forward to seeing your tree!

  3. What great Valentine projects, lots of fun at your house! Your poinsettia blooms arrangement is a wonderful transition piece to the next holiday.

  4. Sharon Mann says:

    A home filled with love!

  5. Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors says:

    Jenna, the painting on the mantel is stunning! It caught my eye right away. All of your Valentine touches are pretty. I’ve got a poinsettia that I’m getting ready to do the same thing to. They drive me nuts when they start shedding everywhere. Enjoy your day!!!

  6. Jenna, your poinsettia bouquet is stunning, I have never used cut poinsettia stems, but now I know I can. Your home looks so beautiful decked out for Valentine’s Day. I know it will be special as you celebrate your son’s birthday! The painting on your mantel is gorgeous! I am thinking of you❤️

  7. Wow…you have a lot of V-Day decs….i rarely put out much, and this year we will be away for that holiday…..but anything to brighten up our home during the gloomy grey months of winter!!!

  8. Leslie Anne Tarabella says:

    When poinsettias get all scraggly, they remind me of when the Grinch pinched off the petals one by one until there were just stems left. Very clever to squeeze more beauty out of them!

  9. Lynn says:

    Your bouquet of flowers is very pretty Jenna! I have snipped a few poinsettia blooms here and there, they last for a while too:@)

  10. Kitty says:

    I have two poinsettia’s, Jenna, and I could certainly do this. Happy belated birthday to you! Your home is looking all cheery with the valentine decor. I love that painting that you did on your mantle. You’re so talented!!

  11. lacartera says:

    That’s a beautiful poinsettia arrangement! I never thought of making a floral arrangement. I usually ditch the pot after Christmas! Although, I am surprised that my poinsettias still look good as of today and may actually last until Valentine’s day in its current state. Now I can ensure that they hang around a little longer. Thank you for sharing!

  12. Jodi says:

    Beautiful Jenna! great idea to make a cut bouquet from those leggy poinsettias! genius!!
    Wishing you love and joy and happy memories on Valentines’s Day! <3

  13. Cyndi Raines says:

    Thanks for the great tip on making a floral arrangement from the poinsettia plant. Will keep that in mind as mine has started to drop afew leaves too. I plan to get out some Valentine stuff this Saturday, it will help brighten things up. Glad we are moving along with winter and Happy birthday to your son on the 14th! It’s my oldest sister’s birthday also. 😄

    • thanks Cyndi and happy birthday to your sister on the 14th! I don’t know why I’ve never thought to do this before, they really look pretty! Have fun playing with your Valentine stuff!

  14. Mary says:

    A beautiful bouquet from your poinsettia Jenna! I read years ago to sear the stems over a flame, yours look just as good with that method. I love your beautiful painting over your mantel!

    • Thank you Mary, the painting really brightens the room. I can’t believe I never thought to try cutting the poinsettia stems before now, I am enjoying the arrangement so much. You and the Monday Morning Bloom gals have inspired me to keep my house full of flowers!

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