YAY, It is nearly Halloween and my favourite time of year for crafting. I love Halloween because it is the one time of the year you can let your creepy side out to play. In this post, I will show you how to make this Halloween table flower arrangement for your Halloween party.
Halloween is not very big in Australia, but it is getting more popular every year. I will also let you in on a little secret. We are that house that you find in total darkness on Halloween night. Because we are sitting in the back of the house so we don’t have to keep answering the door. lol But I am not a total party popper, I do put out some treats with a sign. “trick or treat yourself”
We don’t celebrate Halloween because our kids are all grown up, but I still like to make the projects. It also happens to be time for our next International Blogger Club (IBC) challenge, this month’s theme is “Halloween”. So I am basically forced to make Halloween projects. That is my excuse and I am sticking to it. More about IBC at the bottom of this post.
How to make a Halloween Flower Arrangement
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Making the base
I used a plastic bottle that came full of chocolates but any wine bottle will work. To prevent the bottle from becoming top heavy and falling over once the flowers are added. I weighted the bottle down with some sand.
I used black and white gesso to paint the bottle. You can use acrylic paint, gesso was just what I have at home.
I wanted the bottom to look like he was wearing a tuxedo. So I painted the bottle black first, then painted on the shirt and pocket. You can add a small flower for some added decoration.
Making the flowers
You can go to your local budget store and get some silk roses. I could only buy red which was not the look I had in mind.
To make them more in creepy for Halloween, you can paint the black using the gesso or acrylic paint. Ignore the lampstand, I was going to use that first but it was too low to work.
Once the paint is dry you can use some different colours to give them some more character. I used shimmer sprays, which gives you that sparkle effect. Which, unfortunately, did not show up very well in the photos.
To add some more colour, I used some gold wax paste. You can add a small amount to the tips of the roses and the leaves.
Attaching the flowers
To arrange the flowers you can use some floral foam brick. I used what I had laying around at home, which was some styrofoam packing. I cut away some of the foam so it sits better on the skull. And attached it to the skull using hot glue.
Using the black gesso again, paint the styrofoam so it is not that obvious. You can also give your skull some more character by painting it with the gesso in all the grooves. Once you have added the gesso you can use a wet wipe to wipe away the excess. This will give the effect of rotten teeth and dirt in the skull.
Arrange the flowers
This is where you can have some fun, I played around moving the flowers until I was happy with the look. I added some offcuts from my grapevine, but any small branches will work.
For some added fun you can add a small poseable skeleton, some spiders or snakes. I added 2 pink flowers to add a small amount of colour.
Attach the skull to the bottle
Ignore the hot glue, that was to attach it to the lampstand. Using a craft knife cut an X into the bottom of the skull and push it down onto the bottle. The X shape will hold the skull firmly on the bottle.
Completed Halloween flower arrangement
I had some fun taking the photos, by using a poseable skeleton. This can also be used with the flower arrangement.
About IBC (International Bloggers Club)
If you follow my blog you will know I am part of IBC (International Bloggers Club) which is a group of talented bloggers from around the world. We have members from Spain, South Africa, Australia, the United States, and Canada. Each month we come together and create a project in a common theme.
If you missed last month’s “Local Love” theme here is the link to my Australian patriotic cushion. The contributions from my fellow bloggers for this months challenge are listed below, please feel free to jump over and give them some love.
- 1. Interior Frugalista| Spooktacular upcycled Halloween diorama box
- Me |Unique Creations by Anita
- A Crafty Mix|Easy realistic- eyeballs
- Birdz of a feather|Diy pincushion.
More Halloween projects for you
These Halloween bottles were made from recycled wine bottles. They were decorated in a mixed media style.
How about a creepy 3D Halloween mirror that lights up.
Find all my Halloween projects here
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Michelle LeslieOctober 20, 2020 at 12:48 am
How do you always manage to come up with something that’s so different to everything else out there Anita? What a novel idea to make a Halloween bouquet and I love the way you created a whole story with the little skeleton hugging his bigger and oh so dapper brother.
Anita HollandOctober 20, 2020 at 11:18 pm
Thank you so much, Michelle. I put a lot of work into trying to come up with unique ideas. Thanks to my friends tell me to call my website Unique creations. lol
Marie-Interior FrugalistaOctober 20, 2020 at 1:33 am
What a fantastically creative idea for Halloween, Anita! Classy and creepy at the same time and I love the tuxedo base too. That posable skeleton cracked me up!
Anita HollandOctober 20, 2020 at 11:19 pm
Aww, Thanks Marie. I will have to admit I had more fun taking the photos and pose my boney friend. lol
SaraOctober 20, 2020 at 2:10 am
This is brilliant Anita! We are that house that sits in darkness too. I probably won’t turn the lights on anytime soon, but I think you’ve inspired me to let me creepy side come out – next year :). We’ll see.
Anita HollandOctober 20, 2020 at 11:20 pm
Thanks Sara, why not just make the projects. They are so much fun.
Maria BrittisOctober 20, 2020 at 9:25 pm
You are so talented , these halloween DIY are great,
Anita HollandOctober 20, 2020 at 11:29 pm
Thank Maria, I find Halloween so much fun to craft for.
Lori NellOctober 21, 2020 at 2:16 am
Anita, This is just amazing! I can’t believe the twisted creativity in your brain! So original with your DIYs!! I’m thinking you worked in theater!!
Anita HollandOctober 23, 2020 at 10:13 pm
Thank you so much Lori, sorry no theatre in my background. I just seem to have a knack for thinking up strange ideas lol. I was never the cleverest pupil in the class and can’t cook to save my life, so I had to be given something. lol
Kim PurvisOctober 22, 2020 at 9:20 am
I love all of the pieces for Halloween! The flowers are so pretty with the different colors too. Halloween is my fav holiday too!
Anita HollandOctober 23, 2020 at 10:14 pm
Thank you Kim, us adults should be allowed to have fun too on Halloween. lol
MeeganOctober 22, 2020 at 11:56 am
I love this idea for Halloween! All the details are so fun for any party. Definitely gets my creative juices going!
Anita HollandOctober 23, 2020 at 10:15 pm
Thank you so much Meegan, my creepy side snuck out on this one. lol
Marie Moody aka XmasDollyOctober 28, 2020 at 4:59 pm
Great job, but I’m really not that into Halloween anymore. Oh, when my kids were little I was of course, but they’re all grown up and have little ones of their own, and I live far from them and they really don’t come over that much with their mom anymore because of this Covid crap! Happy Halloween to you & yours!
Anita HollandOctober 31, 2020 at 12:56 pm
Thank you so much, I just love making the Halloween projects.
Monika Ohson | TravelerInMeOctober 29, 2020 at 4:11 am
Spooky beauty! The flower arrangement is fantastic, just perfect for the occasion. Loved your creativity.
Have a creative week ahead Anita!
Anita HollandOctober 31, 2020 at 12:56 pm
Thank you for the awesome comment.
Portia OalughlinOctober 30, 2020 at 1:19 am
Such a great idea, that would be a great addition to my table! I love the tuxedo painted bottle.
Anita HollandOctober 31, 2020 at 12:57 pm
Thank you so much Portia.
MarilynOctober 30, 2020 at 11:42 am
Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too! Please stay safe and healthy. Come party with us at Over The Moon! Catapult your content Over The Moon! @marilyn_lesniak @EclecticRedBarn
Anita HollandOctober 31, 2020 at 12:58 pm
Thank you Marilyn. xx
Lydia C. LeeOctober 30, 2020 at 1:01 pm
That’s really fantastic!!
Anita HollandOctober 31, 2020 at 12:59 pm
Thank you so much Lydia.
Naush SamamaOctober 31, 2020 at 5:48 pm
Skeleton in a tuxe !! Now thats a first for me 🙂 The part where you open his skull to fill the flowers is actually hilarious. I love what you come up with.
Thank you so much for joining us at Meraki Link Party.
Anita HollandNovember 1, 2020 at 4:20 pm
Thank you so much Naush, I am actually sad Halloween is over. Now I have to make grown-up projects again. lol
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