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Golden accents “glam up” the traditional holiday plant.
Design by Bill J. Harper, AIFD, AAF, FAM

     Poinsettias are favorites among consumers at Christmastime, and since their sales can be a real boon for floral departments, take a few beyond the basics for maximum upsell.

     Here, golden accents dress up a scarlet poinsettia, playing up the popularity of the metallic hue for the holiday season. Different values of gold are presented on the various botanical elements that fill the container, which also contributes another golden tone to the palette. The gilded materials include fresh artichokes brushed with paint; Magnolia leaves with a marbleized finish, created with a mist of water followed by a mist of paint; and red dogwood branches coated with a shimmering spray. 

MATERIALS: poinsettia plant, Hypericum, Magnolia leaves, artichokes, red dogwood twigs and gold-tipped pine cone from favorite suppliers; white pine and cedar from The Hiawatha Corporation; Ribbed Ceramic Vase from Jamali Floral & Garden Supplies; Oasis™ Bullion Wire from Oasis® Floral Products; 14KT Gold Metallic Colortool® from Design Master Color Tool.


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