I was looking for a vase for some red miniature carnations I had picked up at the grocery store. I wanted something to give a Halloween vibe when I spotted this styrofoam skull in the bottom of a box of Halloween decorations. I turned it over and saw there was an indentation on the bottom, sort of like a perfect place to tape in a piece of floral foam, but then my skull would be upside down. The answer was to carve out a piece of his skull. Sorry skull, it has to happen, but I am sure it won’t hurt a bit!
This turned out to be a beautiful arrangement in a creative vase. I really like taking an unusual object and arranging flowers in it. I have seen so many pumpkins with flowers arranged in them, and I will be taking that on for the Thanksgiving season.
I began with a basic styrofoam skull. Stella the dog is wondering if there is anything to eat on that table. This skull came from Michael’s last year for 90% off after Halloween. It is probably time to hit up the stores for the Halloween sales now.
I carved out a hole in the top of the skull using a knife, but I am thinking about buying one of these styrofoam cutters. This skull was composed of those little round pieces of styrofoam which stuck to everything due to the static electricity. I am thinking the cutter might help with that a little.
The important part is to make sure that the container sits upright and level so that water can be added without spilling out. I was able to wedge the floral foam in tightly so I didn’t need to use anchor tape to secure the cup or the foam. Now it is time to add flowers.
There you have it, a creepy red floral arrangement spewing from this grinning skull. He would look great on any party table to carry through your Halloween theme. I think I am going to go design a red and black Halloween tablescape around this guy! This might be my favorite Halloween decoration this year.