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If you’ve been into a supermarket, retail store, or basically anywhere lately then you’ll definitely know that this Saturday is Halloween. Falling on a Saturday, it would usually be a night full of spooky parties and dressed up drinkers, but not this year. With a 10pm curfew and restrictions on group numbers, things are going to be quite different, but they definitely don’t need to be dull. Us brits will simply have to have our own hallowed evenings at home. If you’ve got children or grandchildren, keep reading because we’ve got some fantastic decoration ideas to keep them entertained and you sane!
Halloween is all about those yellow, red, and orange autumn colours, spooky characters, and all things quirky and unusual. As a team that celebrates the rare and the unusual, we love Halloween and we’re passionate about incorporating are home grown beauties in the fun filled festivities.
You can do so much with plants and flowers in terms of decoration and the results can be really beautiful. One of the easiest options is to simply make yourself a Halloween themed flower arrangement.
Simply pop into the garden or to your local garden centre and pick your flowers, then maybe add some autumn leaves, mixed grasses, blackberries, red berries, Chinese lanterns, or novelty Halloween decorations.
We love popping a Jack Be Little Pumpkin onto the end of a stick and adding it to the arrangement. You can get as creative as you like, there are no rules!
Try and stick to a Halloween colour palette; include oranges, reds, yellows, deep purples, dark greens, and maybe evens hints of white and black.
For a real wow factor, why not try carving a pumpkin and using it as the vase?
To do this, you’ll want to get a pumpkin, whatever size you like, and cut a circle around the stem with a knife, making sure the hole is big enough to push a pot through.
Scoop out the insides and pat the inside walls dry. Next, grab a pot or container (it won’t be seen so don’t worry what it looks like), fill it with water and place your beautiful arrangement in the pot.
All you need to do now is slide the pot into the hollow pumpkin and voilà. We hate wasting anything here at Hayloft and over the years we’ve found lots of great recipes that use the pumpkin guts, so don’t throw them away!
Make yourself a lovely pumpkin soup or roast the seeds for a snack.
If you’re feeling super creative, make a Halloween themed wreath.
People very often think wreath making is extremely difficult or expensive but that is certainly not the case.
Here’s what you need:
• A wreath form
• Floral wire, floral tape, or floral pins
• Craft Glue
• Pruning shears or snips
• Flowers (we recommend using the flowers mentioned above)
• Autumn leaves
• Embelishments (berries, Jack Be Little pumpkins, glitter etc)
Assuming you have an 18” wreath as your base, your going to first want to cut all of your flowers so that the stems are 6-8 inches long. Grab handfuls of flowers to form around 10 clusters and wrap twine around each cluster to hold them together.
Attach each cluster to your base using you wire, tape, pins, or twine, making sure to cover the messy attachments up with another cluster.
Once you’ve attached your flower clusters all the way round your base, you can add your autumn leaves and decorations using craft glue. Luckily, the fullness of the wreath should disguise any glue, pins, tape, or ties.
If you have a go at making anything, we’ve recommended, please do get in touch, and send us your pictures. We love to share them on our socials!
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