Halloween flowers and decorating advice

Halloween is just around the corner and now is the time to start planning your spooky theme. There are a number of great ways in which you can transform your existing autumn décor into the perfect Halloween accessories. Autumn bouquets, for instance, only need a bit of sprucing up to create Halloween flowers. If you are in need of some inspiration, here are a few tips.

Using existing bouquets

If you already have one or more autumn bouquets in your home, all you need to do is add an accessory here and there. Halloween flowers are often orange but you can also use sunflowers since they have a gorgeous dark centre. White blooms here and there also contrast wonderfully with dark orange blooms. While the orange flowers resemble to colour of pumpkins, white flowers represent ghosts. Since black flowers are not readily available in nature, you could add black silk roses, for example or other black accessories. Examples include spiders and bats. You will need to secure them to a flower pick or a suitable stick with some hot glue before adding them to the bouquet.

Decorations that children love

If you want younger family members to enjoy Halloween flowers as much as you do, there are a few fun tricks. Firstly, You can add some more elaborate accessories such as a ghost here and there. To make a ghost, simply use a Styrofoam ball and cover it with a piece of white cloth. Secure a skewer into the foam ball and draw some eyes and a mouth on the head of the ghost. Now add it to your bouquet. For a sweet treat, you can also add chocolates on flower picks in between your blooms. If you are concerned that your children may damage your flowers in the process, you can also place the sweets around the base of the vase.

Something for the older generation

If your household is full of older children and/or adults, you might prefer Halloween flowers with a more mature feel to them. In this case, you can skip the sweets and spooks. Instead, add some elegant Halloween accessories such as artificial black roses or even black ostrich feathers here and there. Place some mini pumpkins around the base of the arrangement for some extra colour.

Halloween only comes around once a year and now is your opportunity to dress up your home as well as make the most of your favourite costume. Once this occasion has passed, you can transform your Halloween flowers back into autumn bouquets by simply removing the spooky accessories.