Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Halloween Florals

Halloween is almost upon us, and that means entertaining friends and family. Don't despair if you aren't Martha Stewart! A few well-chosen floral designs can enhance your Fright Night decor. This carnation pumpkin is relatively easy to construct and your guests will wonder how you did it!

Of course, the most common decorative element is the pumpkin, and much can be done to or with it, both the real versions and the artificial ones. In this arrangement, don't you love how the holly is made to look like little bats? As for the blooms, mums are a popular and economical choice, but if you're throwing a big bash, why not splash out with some gorgeous fall-hued roses and calla lilies? I particularly love this one-the creamy color of the pumpkin perfectly compliments the different tones of yellow and orange of the flowers. Add some candles and you're 'good to glow!'For spooky elements, long branches of curly willow are a fun choice. And almost any leaf can be painted black with floral spray paint. (hint: only attempt this outdoors!) Then add Halloween-themed decorative elements, like this cute little broom. Though this is a structured arrangement, the orange and yellow gerbera daisies give it a whimsical feel. To accomplish the look of this centerpiece (below), use a soaked floral foam wreath for the flowers and fall leaves; then set a carved pumpkin in the center, using it as the candle holder.
If you'd like help with your Halloween floral designs, call Bloomers anytime! 910-815-8585

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