As Summer winds down and the leaves start to change, it won’t be long before little ghost and goblins – and rock stars and athletes and animals – will be showing up at our doors asking for a treat. You might not be the house that gives out the full-size candy bars, but you can have your house all decked out for the spooky holiday using faux plants.
With the looming cold mornings and potential for hard-frosts, you wont’ have to worry because your outdoor artificial plants and flowers won’t die due to chilly conditions.
Here are a few tips that can help you make minor changes to your current Fall decorations to give them that added “spooky-factor”.
Use what you have
Start by looking at what you already have. If you already use some fall-themed artificial flowers and plants, get them out of storage and take stock.
If your arrangements are more fall-themed than Halloween-themed, there are several things you can do to give them a festive touch. When Halloween is over, simply remove the Halloween-themed touches, and you can use the fake stems or arrangements through the rest of Fall, until it’s time to decorate for Christmas.
Another idea is to just repot your artificial plant into a fun, Halloween-themed planter. A candy bucket can do the trick to completely change the look of the plant for the holiday.
Add some spooky eyes.
Do you have an arrangement that includes a lot of fall foliage and not a lot of blooms? That type of arrangement is perfect for some spooky eyes. Grab a package of large googly eyes from the craft store, and place two of them in the foliage so they look like eyes peeking out of the plant. It’s a fun surprise for visitors to find.
You can also do this in a larger faux tree or shrub. Just find a couple of white, blow-up beach style balls in the appropriate size. Draw a black circle on each one and stick them in the larger tree or shrub, spaced so they look like eyes.
Use Halloween-themed picks.
Snag some Halloween-themed picks to add to a fall arrangement. Choose a pumpkin, a ghost or even one with words that wish everyone a Happy Halloween. Stick a pick or two into the existing arrangement, and, voila!, you’ve transformed your fall arrangement into a Halloween one.
Simple picks like these can add a “boo-factor” without breaking the bank.
Add something new
If you’re looking to add something new to your Halloween-themed décor, you have plenty of options. Any arrangement that includes pumpkins and fall colors can be part of a Halloween-themed display.This cute little pumpkin arrangement will bring holiday excitement to any table in your home.
Try something entirely different
The day after Halloween is marked by The Day of the Dead, a holiday most often celebrated in Latin American countries. One of the hallmark decorations of Day of the Dead is a skeleton, often decorated with flowers.
Create your own Day of the Dead-themed decoration using a plastic skeleton you can purchase at a craft store and some artificial flower stems. Simply attach the flower stems to the skeleton to create a one-of-a-kind decoration that fits the holiday theme. Use bright colored fake-flowers and you’ll leave your visiting friends talking.
Use fake flower stems like these Phalaenopsis Orchids to create an imaginative skeleton decoration.
The great news is after the holiday is over, you can remove the faux flowers and use them for something else.
If you love the idea of using a skeleton in your Halloween decorations, check out this tutorial for a great skull and bones-themed flower arrangement that you can make yourself with either live or faux flowers.
Holidays are fun because they let you change up your decorating scheme and your artificial flower arrangements. Drop a note in the comments to let us know what your favorite ways are to decorate for Halloween.
As always, let me know if you have any questions.