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Bloody Blooms – Halloween Flowers

Something about Halloween puts my brain into over drive. Today I stopped by the store to pick up some last minute things for the wedding and I happened to walk by the fake flowers and got inspired to throw together a quick arrangement of  Halloween flowers.

Craft a spooky bouquet of Halloween flowers using simple, easy to find supplies

The only thing I needed to buy was 3 fake Gerber daises, grand total was less that $2.

The other supplies were: paint (red and brown), paint brush, white glue, a hair tie, a vase and red food coloring.

I started by painting the centers red (with a little brown), it’s a subtle change but it makes a big difference. Clip the ends off the flowers so they sit well in your vase, secure them together with a hair tie.

Drip the red paint in the centers on the flowers, add enough that the paint over flows and dribbles down the flower. Vary the amount of ‘blood’ you add to keep each flower looking a little bit different. Bright red looks like fresh blood and adding a little brown or black will make it look older.

Craft a spooky bouquet of Halloween flowers using simple, easy to find supplies

Fill a vase with water and add a few drops of food coloring to get a nice deep red. Pop in the flowers and you have a simple little spooky bouquet.

I went with three bloody flowers but I think a bouquet with only one bleeding flower would be nice, it also means you only need to sacrifice one flower!

Craft a spooky bouquet of Halloween flowers using simple, easy to find supplies

And who says you need a full bouquet? Any self-respecting non-sparkling  vampire would love a bloody corsage! I think a larger bouquet of black and white flowers with a few bleeding blossoms tucked in would make an eerily awesome center piece for the dinner table or a Halloween treat table. You could even do a creepy version of my Dollar Store Mummy Vase and fill his head with bloody flowers!



DIY Mummy Vase - Last Minute Dollar Store Crafting





Tuesday 9th of October 2012

Great idea! Perfect for Halloween! Jo-Anna

Melissa @ Love Bug Living

Friday 5th of October 2012

Those are awesome! What a fun, spooky centerpiece!


Friday 28th of September 2012

I LOVE them! Innocent white flowers bleeding from their little cores... oh heck yeah. That's RIGHT down my alley! I'll be searching high and low for white flowers now... the Mister will think I finally snapped :) But they would be just so perfect with my black and white Hallowe'en theme that I can't NOT make them. Thanks so much, you made my day!


Wednesday 26th of September 2012

That is a great idea.

Danni Baird

Saturday 22nd of September 2012

Those are just awesome! I'm pretty sure I want to give these a try! If I post about it can I link back to you and use one picture??

Alecia @ Chicken Scratch NY

Saturday 22nd of September 2012

Absolutely! Thanks for asking, let me know when it's up and I'll head over to check it out!