I’ve always loved floral arrangements. I love making wreaths and adding flowers. I love dolling up the house with handmade floral arrangements that brighten up the place, but it wouldn’t be Halloween without something a bit spooky. I know that I wouldn’t want spider filled roses so why not create a masterpiece around them? As you can see, the little nemesis is poking his head out of the center of the black rose just waiting to bite you, plus, it’s a great way to scare even your toughest neighbors!
The trip to get this pumpkin might have been one of the worst experiences for Love. Okay, I might be exaggerating, but there is nothing like a squeaking cart moving through the entire store EVERY time you go there as if it’s following you. That’s almost spooky enough for Halloween without the pumpkin floral arrangement guys! The truth is that with my fibromyalgia it’s a wonder the sound wasn’t sending me flying up the wall too. I digress though to say that we found the perfect pumpkin to house our floral arrangement. It’s black like my cold, cold heart! I’m kidding folks. I swear I’m very warm and fuzzy. All we had to add was the floral round to the bottom, which I secured with a little spray adhesive, and we were ready to create.
I wanted to build our floral arrangement around 1 black rose that contained a spooky surprise. This is how we ended up with the black and silver rose with the spider in the middle. There are actually 2 in the arrangement, but I’m only showing one here. They both went in the center. They were a bit my nemesis, because I couldn’t quite get the petals to stay open enough for the spiders to show at first. I was frustrated, but it was Love to the rescue with a plan on bending the petals downward. You can see the result of that in the first photo.
Now it was time for EVEN MORE spiders. You can never have enough of those this time of year, right? Plus these did add in a little color that I so desperately thought all the black needed. Who wants to look at something so monochromatic? I don’t. I like bursts of brightness and these sparkly spiders in white and orange really fit the bill and the theme. I think they’re lovely.
Next it was time for filler. I found black leaves with purple sparkles on them and added them around in areas where I thought the arrangement was lacking as well as a purple twig. This also added more color and depth to the arrangement. I feel like that was something I really wanted, and it was realized. I could now be proud to display this for the world to see on this blog and of course for our neighbors to ogle as well.
Who wants to come trick or treating? I seriously am in love with this arrangement, and I think it fits right in with the other decor we have inside the house. I haven’t shared so much of that with you, because we’ve been so busy working lately that I haven’t had a lot of time to take photos. I’m glad to be able to share this arrangement and how to with you though.