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A Haunting Centerpiece :: Skull Floral Arrangement

 

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Hi everyone! I’m Nicole, Annette’s blog manager and friend, and I’m back to bring you a haunting centerpiece for your Halloween table: a skull floral arrangement. In case you don’t know, my absolute favorite holiday is Halloween. Last year, I dressed my mantle for the occasion, and this year, I decided to add a little spook to my table.

One of the things I’ve learned from Annette is to always be looking for vessels that can be used for flowers, food, and more. When I stumbled upon this black skull candy jar at Target, my creative wheels started turning. Take the lid off and voila – the perfect vase (I loved this one, too).

Imagine my excitement when I found seasonal fall flowers in bold, jewel tones including ones that look strikingly similar to brains! I think they’re spot-on.

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When it comes to flower arranging, I use floral bricks to keep my flowers in place and fresh. Cut them down to size for your vessel, and follow the directions on the packaging. Make sure you allow your bricks to submerge completely in the water on their own (instead of pressing them down). Then, just have fun arranging the colors and mixing in different textures. I think greenery would have really added another dimension to this particular arrangement, so just use what you have – even if it’s from your yard!

Whatever you use, this easy DIY skull floral arrangement centerpiece will certainly add the right amount of eerie fun to your Halloween holiday table. Happy Halloween!

xo, Nicole

photos via: Nicole Letts

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Halloween Mantle

 

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Hi Everyone! It’s Nicole, Annette’s Blog¬†Manager and friend, and I am excited to be guest-posting today about my absolute favorite holiday, Halloween. My birthday is just a mere two days before Halloween, and as such, the holiday has always been one of my most beloved. Plus, what’s not to love about a holiday in which strangers willingly dish you free candy? I definitely can’t complain about that!

Of course Annette knows how much I adore Halloween, so¬†when she suggested I go take a look at the Halloween aisles at Michael’s, I couldn’t say no. I jumped in my car and headed up the road to my local craft store and was able to pull together almost everything seen here for an easy Halloween mantle.

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I wanted to stick with a darker color scheme while incorporating a few creams here and there. The result? A bewitching mantle. Can’t you just picture this scene in a witch’s creepy home? Between the crow and the potion bottles, I can only imagine what the witch in this home is up to. My favorite parts are the creepy fabric which was under $3 and the black faux flowers; they remind me of fingers which is perfectly witchy, indeed. I’d love to hear about some of your favorite ways to decorate for Halloween, and if you have a picture, link to it in the comments!

xo, Nicole

Photos courtesy of: Nicole Letts

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