Halloween Pumpkin Tricks

One simply cannot decorate for the autumn season without pumpkins. Pumpkins can be filled with flowers, placed in floral arrangements or decked with garlands of flowers. In this video how-to demonstration Leanne shows how to take any autumn arrangement and turn it into a frightful Halloween arrangement. Enjoy!

Welcome to the Flower School.com video library. I'm Leanne Kessler, Director of the Floral Design Institute, and yes, you're looking at a pumpkin arrangement that you've already seen; but today, I want to show you how to turn it to Halloween for frightful fun. 

If you missed it, you'll find the full video for creating this design at the Flower School.com website. Now for this, it was perfect for autumn all through Halloween to Thanksgiving; but for today, we want to look just at Halloween. First off, get rid of the bow. Too sweet. Now, we can make it frightful. 

For fun, I'll start with this spider. It's just a standard one purchased at a craft store. It will set right on the pumpkin. Now, to secure it, a bit of Oasis Floral Adhesive. Just right on the belly. Let it begin to dry. Then place it right onto the pumpkin. 

Now comes the best part, to create spiderwebs. To do this use a standard hot-melt glue gun, standard glue sticks, no surprises. Then a bit of styrofoam. Squirt it directly onto the styrofoam. Then with a second piece put it together. When you pull it apart, you've got ghostly spiderwebs to drip across your design. 

The beauty of this simple technique is you can take any arrangement at all, add a spider and webbing, and have it holiday specific. Then once the party is over, you can remove the webs and the spiders and have a beautiful autumn arrangement again. 

For more creative inspiration checkout the website, Flower School.com. The website contains hundreds of floral design how-to videos, floral design classes, online floral classes and DIY Flowers. If you've got questions, you can reach us through there or by telephone at (503) 223-8089. Of course, you can always use my personal email: Leanne@FloralDesignInstitute.com. Ask questions or send me photos. I love to see what you create. Better yet, take a picture, post it on social media and tag Floral Design Institute, so we all can see. 

For now, it's your turn. Have fun and do something you love.

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