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Halloween is almost here, which means it’s time to start thinking about decorating your house for this spooky holiday! If you’re the type of person that enjoys putting flowers out (even fake ones) but also enjoys the spooky season, you can’t go wrong with this DIY Halloween bouquet.
This halloween flower arrangement is the perfect balance of scary and classy as it incorporates elements of Halloween, hence the skull, but also happy elements such as flowers.
Halloween flower arrangements don’t have to be complicated to be beautiful. This halloween centerpiece is easy, even for beginners, and can be done in less than an hour.
Halloween Flower Arrangement Supplies
These fun spooky halloween bouquets are made out of things that are cheap and easy to find. All you need is:
- Fake skull planter
- Fresh flowers or fake flowers
- Floral foam
- Old table cloth
- Damp rag
How To Make Skull Bouquets
- First, place your skull planter on your workspace. This craft isn’t messy, but it’s always a good idea to set out an old tablecloth that you can just throw in the wash in case.
- Next, take a piece of wet floral foam and cut it to size, carefully layering the inside of the fake skull. Layer the bottom of the skull with glue and carefully push the foam into place. Let dry for 10-15 minutes. (This will keep the foam in place so when you add in the flowers they won’t fall out or move around.)
- While letting the foam dry, cut the ends of the flowers to where they’re long enough to fit into the foam but not so long that they’ll stick out. (How short to cut the flowers will depend entirely on the size of skull you use.)
- After the glue has dried, gently take your favorite flowers and push them into the wet foam. You can use any type of flower you want, just mix it up!
(Tip: Be sure to arrange the flowers so that no holes in the arrangement are showing. The fuller the bouquet, the better!)
What type of flowers should I add to my halloween bouquet?
Flowers to make your Halloween bouquet stand out
For these Halloween custom designs, dahlias, roses, dried mums, mums and eucalyptus leaves were used. You could use any of your favorite flowers though to create an arrangement.
Add some succulents
If you want a halloween centerpiece that will be long lasting and easy to care for, consider adding succulents to your arrangement. You could even use a smaller skull or a vase and give the flowers away as gifts or use for decor at Halloween parties.
More sweet and less spooky!
If you want an arrangement that still works after October 31st, try using a ceramic pumpkin instead of a skull. You can also paint your skull in bright colors to make it a little brighter and happier.
If you’re looking for a fun twist on a classic Halloween decoration, these floral arrangements definitely add some halloween spirit. They also make for a perfect gift or table arrangement.
This mess-free craft is also a great afternoon activity to do with your kiddos. Go to your local craft store and let your kids pick out their own flowers. It’s a fun way to unleash their creativity while decorating your house for the holiday!
Not all Halloween decorations have to be plain and boring. This craft allows you to spice up an otherwise normal Halloween decoration and turn it into a bright and colorful centerpiece!
Check out more Halloween crafts that you can make on your own!