Monday, September 21, 2015

Metallic Halloween Flower Arrangement


Life is hectic in our part of the world right now. We are planning a move sometime in the next couple of weeks and since we aren't moving that far away, we have been doing it in stages. It has been both time consuming and exhausting. I am never moving again. Seriously.

Halloween is our absolute favorite holiday. Some people budget for Christmas. I budget for Halloween. We usually do an entire themed family costume, this year we are planning on Star Wars and I am thrilled! I can't wait to see how it turns out. I wanted some new Halloween decorations this year, but they needed to be simple and fantastic. This is what I came up with. I am absolutely in love, they turned out better than I imagined and they were SO affordable to make. Just a few dollars for each arrangement!

You will need:

  • Dollar Store Pumpkins
  • Dollar Store Roses in purple and black (there are three bundles in each pumpkin, two black and one purple.) 
  • Metallic Spray Paint
  • Wire Cutters

First pop the stem off the top of the pumpkin. It just makes it easier to work with. Then using metallic spray paint, spray the entire pumpkin silver. I have found the easiest way to do this is to stick a stick inside the top of the pumpkin and then stick it in the grass. It allows you to spray the entire pumpkin in one coat. 


Using wire cutters, cut apart the roses from the stem, since the pumpkins are short, cutting them off the stem is the easiest way to arrange the flowers. Stick the flowers all over the top of them pumpkin making sure to separate the purple flowers from each other. Finish the arrangement off by adding sprigs with plastic spiders on them to complete the look. 

What is your favorite dollar store Halloween decoration? 

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17 comments:

Erin Smith said...

Can't believe you made this with things from the dollar store! Love it!

I am Harriet said...

That is so perfect for Halloween. I would love to try making that.

Logan Cantrell said...

This is so cute! I love the metallic silver you used to spray paint the pumpkin with!

MikiHope said...

Those are actually kind of pretty--I wouldn't mind having one or two in my apartment all year long. They do seem simple to make!

Liz Mays said...

Ooooo, I'm going to do exactly what you did. I love these!

L said...

I love the purple mixed with black -- that's my kind of halloween decor!

Jaclyn said...

I love how creative you are! I can always tell creative people when they look at something (the sad little pumpkin) and see its potential!

Lexie Pyfrom said...

Love this so so so cute! Halloween has always been a favorite holiday for my family and it's one of my favorite times of the year! Good luck with your move dear :*

alexandria waning said...

SO cute. My goal for tomorrow is to find more Halloween decor!

Stacey D said...

Good luck with your move! That is always a huge endeavor. I love your pumpkin - it is a mixture of classic and goth :)

Kids Are A Trip said...

This is such a pretty decoration. I love how you made it and the colors you chose. Good luck on your move!

Donna M said...

Oh these are great, I am trying them for sure!! I love halloween, but it isn't big in Australia, so I have never really gone all out with it. Taking full advantage of being in the U.S. this year :)

Yona Williams said...

OK, that flower arrangement is gorgeous with the black and purple colors. The spider adds just the right touch. This is definitely something I can see in my home. Pinned this!

romanescu sinziana said...

Purple and silver is one of my favorite color combinations for decorating, especially for halloween. You did a great job on these pumpkins!

Michelle Stewart said...

Love purple and black for Halloween and such a great craft project!

Vineta @ The Handyman's Daughter said...

So cute! I'm hunting for Halloween decor that isn't too Halloween-y. This would be perfect!

Håkan Gidestrand said...

Hi Debra
that is a great job :)
You are welcome to join
SATURDAY SHOW OFF
Hugs from Håkan in Sweden

 
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