EEP!! I am so excited with how this turned out! It was one of those “oh dear, this isn’t going so well” kind of projects, but after a vase swap it was really easy and all worked out great. I love it. So much so, I am not even tempted to eat the candy inside. That’s saying something. It’s the perfect centerpiece for the Halloween season, and since carnations last forever, we should be good.
Catch me after the jump for the tutorial and a few tips to make one for your table!
Diy Halloween Centerpiece
I first saw this idea on Pinterest last year and then couldn’t find the pin anywhere for weeks. I’ve seen versions with candy coming out of the top, but I really like the idea of using flowers. Then by some stroke of luck, it showed up in my feed one day. Fresh Cut Flower’s super cute version uses more traditional Halloween colors. I decided to go with purple, green, black, and white – as it goes with my decor better.
Ready to make one? Here’s how to pull it off:
I picked up the ghosts, bones & skulls, and gummy eyeballs at Target. The Jelly Bellies, purple M&M’s, and gumballs I found at the candy store in the mall. You could also use plain marshmallows as a filler.
I started with a big round vase and that little one in the center, but it soon became apparent that it would cost an arm and a leg to fill it, so then I found this smaller one under my sink and was golden. You just want to make sure that the vase inside is not too much smaller than the outside vase, and there is enough room around the top to put the candy in.
You can see how the inside vase of mine is shorter, but that’s okay.
I just poured the green and black jelly beans in the bottom to raise it up.
Then I put the gumballs in – I had to make sure these went in where there was a curve in the inside vase so they had room.
Next, the ghosts. I didn’t tear them apart, just slipped them in.
Then the skulls & bones, and the gummy eyeballs went in.
Last to go were the purple M&M’s. I took a sheet of paper and curved in behind the eyeballs so that when I added the M&M’s they wouldn’t fall in front of the eyeballs.
All that’s left to do is put some water and flowers in them. I went to my local flower shop for these. Take care when putting water in the center vase, that you don’t drip water onto the candy.
Then just put it somewhere where everyone can see it and tell you how cute it is :).
It compliments my Semi-Homemade Halloween Decorations perfectly. I was tempted to just put cob webs and spiders in between the two vases (which would look cool – someone should do that, then blog it so I can link!) but love the pop of color I get with the candy.
Hope your October is off to a great start!