Halloween Centerpiece

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halloween-centerpieceIsn’t this adorable.  It was quick, easy and very kid friendly.  The base of this centerpiece is a flower pot that I spray painted with gold sparkle paint.  This pot is so versatile,  it will be on the Thanksgiving and Christmas table, looking completely different for each one.

Here is what I did:

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I gathered some sticks from my yard.  Any will do.  No need to be fussy here.

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Then, I put them into floral foam to hold them upright while i painted them.

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I picked up this paint from the craft store.  I used flat black.

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The next step was to spray every inch of them with black paint.  Make sure you get underneath and in all the little nooks and crannies.

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Then, I cut the floral foam to fit into the flower pot

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After the branches were dry, I put them into the flower foam.  Arrange them so they look somewhat balanced on all sides.

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If your branches are as long as mine are, you want to make sure you are balancing them on all sides so the centerpiece doesn’t topple over.

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The final touch was to put some moss on top to hide the floral foam.

The last thing was the decorations.  I went to my local dollar store, where everything is $1 and I picked up a bag of bugs and creepy things.  I used a needle and black thread to attach the bugs to the tree.  I put the needle through the bug and left a big loop of thread.  I tied a knot, then hung it on the branch.

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If you don’t have a clay flower pot, a big can or bucket will do just fine.  If you don’t have the floral foam, use dirt from your garden.  If you are using dirt, you won’t need the moss.

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