These spooky Halloween flowers are simple to make and can make a big impact in your decor! The flowers are simple, but look a little closer and there are spooky creatures in there.
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The older I’ve gotten, the more I have come to appreciate flowers in the house. My daughter and I go to Trader Joe’s once a week and she picks out flowers.
I would have never started picking out flowers. But her joy over a simple $4 bouquet was an easy yes. And I’ve come to really enjoy flowers in the house and our simple weekly tradition.
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She also loves fake flowers, and after making this skeleton torso with flowers, I knew I had to create other spooky decor using flowers for the house. Target had some flowers with eyes and mouths and I knew I wanted to create something similar.
How To Make Spooky Halloween Flowers
Flowers may not come to mind immediately when you think of Halloween, but I think this spooky flower bouquet is the perfect Halloween decor.
What You Need:
- Hot Glue Gun
- Skeleton Hands
- Fake Flowers
- Cardboard or Floral Foam
- Modeling Clay
- Googly Eyes
Spooky Halloween Flowers
How to Pick out the Fake Flowers
Picking out the flowers is definitely the hardest part. I spent so long at Walmart standing in the aisle putting different bouquets together before I decided what I wanted.
I wanted something spooky but not over the top. Something that was going to be obviously fall, Halloween vibes, but wasn’t immediately like oh those are scary.
So I chose lots of oranges and yellows to go with my everyday decor and then threw in some blacks, purples, and deep reds. These definitely would work with less orange and more black, red, and purple, or really any colors you want.
I chose black and red and orange leaves and then used the green leaves that were already on some of the leaves as well. Leaves help to add bulk and filler to the bouquet, so definitely get leaves.
How to Make the Creature Mouths
I used modeling clay to make the creature mouths to add to the flowers. I added eyes to some of them and some I did not.
First, I rolled a small ball of clay, then cut a slit for the mouth. I pinched the clay to elongate the mouth and pushed the back to create a flat spot to glue onto the flower. The idea was that they would resemble bird beaks.
It was also alright if it wasn’t perfect. I do not work with clay, so this is very simple. I just needed it to look like a creepy creature mouth.
Once they were dry, I glued them to the flowers.
Then I remembered I should probably paint them. So I went back and painted them!
Painting them before hot gluing would be much easier.
Do I Have to Use Floral Foam
Nope! I used a cardboard box that I poked some holes into. I will say that floral foam probably would have been easier to work with.
The flowers definitely fall to the bottom of the cardboard box. So while it helps to keep them upright, it doesn’t keep them standing necessarily at the height I want. But I was able to fluff them up and make it work.
I didn’t want to buy floral foam because I just didn’t want to. I wanted to be able to take the bouquet apart for storage, or to use the flowers for something else during the rest of the year.
We don’t have a large storage area, and so if I do store the flowers, it will have to be as compact as possible. This is also the reason I did not hot glue any of the flowers.
The flowers are stuffed into the cardboard box, but there is nothing else holding them there. I can take them out to rearrange or store.
I think the cardboard box worked really well, but floral foam is definitely another option.
- 4 - 6 bouquets Fake Flowers and leaves
- Air Dry Clay
- Googly Eyes
- Skeleton Hands
- Cardboard Box or Floral Foam
- Acrylic Paint that is similar to your flower colors
- Hot Glue Gun
- Start by cutting your cardboard box or floral foam to sit in the bottom of your basket. Also, cut all the flower bouqets apart so you can work with individual stems.
- Start with the leaves and insert them around the bottom of your basket.
- Then take the flowers and start arranging them.
- Once arranged, stick in 2 skeleton hands.
- Set the flowers aside, and take some air dry clay and roll it into a small ball. Cut a slit for a mouth. Then pull the air dry clay between your fingers to create something that looks like a beak. Add two small eyes above the beak if wanted. Let Dry.
- Once the air dry clay mouths are dry, paint them to match the flowers you want to put them in, paint the mouths red, and the eyes yellow or green with black pupils. Let paint dry.
- Hot glue the mouths and googly eyes onto some of the flowers. Then display!
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Skeleton Torso with Flowers