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Goodwill Home Décor Expert - Merri Cvetan

Merri Cvetan

My weekly column for Amazing Goodwill and my design blog, Design Coach, are about all things design, living a stylish life and entertaining (like setting a great table). I share DIY projects, decorating and design tips, as well as ideas and secrets.

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Frightfully Delightful

Posted by Merri Cvetan on Oct 6, 2016 1:26:57 PM
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Halloween Flower ClocheMy favorite character from The Addams Family was Morticia. She was dressed all in black from head to toe. Although she was as weird as the rest of the family, she was elegant and beautiful (and she spoke French!). When she arranged flowers in her “green/black” house, she cut off the rose blossoms and was left with stems and leaves. This Halloween project is in honor of Morticia Addams.

I started with an assortment of artificial flowers found at Goodwill and black spray paint.

Push the stems into a block of Styrofoam. Be sure to pluck off a few flower buds and have a few flowers that are fully “open.” Spray the flowers and Styrofoam with black paint. You want to cover everything completely, but having a little bit of the original color show through is fine.

After the paint dries, glue plastic eyeballs in the center of the flowers. Shop Goodwill’s Halloween section to find a huge selection of Halloween accessories.

Of course, your flowers have to be preserved, so display them under a glass cloche. An inexpensive alternative to a cloche is an anniversary clock. You only need the glass cover, but save the rest of the clock for future projects. I used a plain old white plate for my flower arrangement base.

FroightHere’s to you Tish!

Topics: Halloween decorating, Halloween decor, Merri Cvetan, home decor expert Merri Cvetan

  • Halloween Flower Cloche

    This Halloween project is in honor of Morticia Addams.

  • Halloween Flower Cloche

    I started with an assortment of artificial flowers found at Goodwill and black spray paint.

  • Halloween Flower Cloche
    Push the stems into a block of Styrofoam. Be sure to pluck off a few flower buds and have a few flowers that are fully “open.” Spray the flowers and Styrofoam with black paint.
  • Halloween Flower Cloche

    After the paint dries, glue plastic eyeballs in the center of the flowers. Shop Goodwill’s Halloween section to find a huge selection of Halloween accessories.

  • Halloween Flower Cloche
    Of course, your flowers have to be preserved, so display them under a glass cloche. An inexpensive alternative to a cloche is an anniversary clock. You only need the glass cover, but save the rest of the clock for future projects.