Thursday, October 17, 2013

Wickedly Easy Halloween Ideas


We've DUG UP (pun intended!) some great decor ideas from our designers.  Try these scary ideas to add a bit of boo to your All Hallow's Eve. . .


SPOOKY VASES
Search the web for 'printable Halloween labels'.  When you some that you like, print them out.  Meanwhile, make a good hot cup of tea, and make it strong.  Lay these printed sheets out in a narrow dish, pour the tea until covered, let the pages soak for 5-10 minutes until they take on an aged look.  Lay flat to dry.  Meanwhile, gather narrow bottles (early 1900s tonic and medicine bottles work great, and can be found for a few bucks each at most antique stores).  Using a spot of U-Glu (peel off glue dabs) affix each label to a bottle.  After the holiday, you can simply peel the label off without harming the bottle.  Fill the bottle with water and add one or two deep red roses, bright orange gerberas or the bloom of your choice
 



CEMETERY TREES
Using a funeral mache piece or plastic urn, fill it with Oasis or dried silk floral foam.  Cover this with a draping of Spanish Moss.  Create a tree by inserting dried branches from your own back yard, or with curley willow or birch branches.  Spin a few strands of fake spiderwebs through the branches, and then decorate as you wish.  Perhaps hang plastic spiders from the web, or prop a faux tombstone in front of the tree, or hang with little Halloween ornaments.  A great focal point for your buffet table!

 


TRAPPED BUGS
At the local crafts or Halloween store, find the most hideous and realistic bugs possible.  'Trap' them inside clear vases for a quick easy yet scary look. 
Using a few cylinder vases in varying sizes, wrap the inside of the vase loosely with curley willow.  Spin faux spider web amongst the branches, then tuck one of the bugs or spiders up inside the web.  Flip the vase upside down to 'trap' the bug.

NOT FEELING CRAFTY?
Whether you don't have the time or simply aren't in the mood for DIY projects, Cactus Flower can handle your Halloween decor for you!

There is no limit to what we can create for your frightful fete, whether it incorporates pumpkins, spiders, bats, or witches. Just call us with your vision and we'll bring it to life. Muahahaha!

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