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a Halloween (birthday) Bouquet--how to

By Laharris1

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Today is my neighbor Maria’s birthday so I picked out this odd shaped pumpkin, some bright red dahlias, white tulips, berries and smokebush leaves from Trader Joe’s and I made this pretty bouquet for her.

Do you want to see how I did it?

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I used a plastic water bottle and cut it to fit inside the pumpkin.

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I used the opening of the bottle to draw an outline on the pumpkin and then I started cutting…and scooping out the insides.

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Once I cleaned out the inside I discovered the bottle still didn’t fit. No worries, just keep trimming inside the rim.

 

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You want the bottle to fit snug. Once it fits you can fill it with water and start placing your flowers.

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The shades of dark purple in the smoke bush seemed like a nice Halloweeny compliment to the flowers.

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Add the white tulips and more berries

And don’t worry if you can see the rim of the plastic bottle peeking out when you’re done. You simply stick some moss into the rim and let it drape over. 

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I happened to have this bright green color but I could have made it a tad more spooky with the gray Spanish moss. 

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If this was for a Halloween table I’d probably put a trail of tiny spiders on the pumpkin…

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See how simple this bouquet was?

I sure hope you’re enjoying the 29th Day of October!

 

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xo

Leslie

 

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