Halloween wedding bouquet idea - HOW TO MAKE tutorial - SKULLS & black roses - Gothic themed bridal accessory

I helped a friend with her Halloween themed wedding and last minute I decided to make a flower bouquet. 
I love how it turned out!

I used the leftover black roses and skulls from the table centerpiece decorations.

Purchased a strofoam half ball at Micheal's craft store.

I had leftover black styrofoam safe spray paint from a previous Halloween craft. 

Used black 1 1/2 inch satin ribbon for the handle.

I spray painted the half ball black and cut the roses off the vine. I also removed the leaves but ended up only using the roses.

I didn't have a dowel wide enough so I cut down a PVC pipe from my zombie skeletons
The leg...lol!

Hot glued a piece of ribbon over the bottom. 

Used the PVC pipe to twist a hole in the center of the half ball.

Removed the center.

Used lots of hot glue to attach the PVC pipe into the bottom of the base. 

I cut 7" strips of ribbon to cover the bottom of the base.

Hot glued to make loops.

Attached the ends with hot glue to the PVC pipe. Make sure you leave enough so the loop goes all the way to the edge of the base.

Hot glued to attach the loop to the base.

Repeat until bottom of the base is covered. 

Start at the bottom of the PVC pipe and wrap the ribbon towards the bottom of the base. 
Wrap a little and hot glue, wrap a little more and hot glue. Repeat.

Once all the ends of the loops are covered, cut the ribbon. Fold the end and hot glue in place. This will give it a clean edge. 

Ready to start decorating.

I placed all the roses in the styrofoam first for spacing. Once I had it figured out, removed and hot glued in place. 

The skulls were too thick and stuck out past the roses. 

I decided to cut the skulls in half with an exacto knife.

Hot glued the skull in place. 

Added more roses.

And more roses.

I thought about adding more skulls but it looked too busy. I ended up only using four with the rest roses.

I love that it matches the table centerpieces. 

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Halloween care package - PUMPKIN filled with candy MAILED - NO BOX - great for college kids! Fun ideas of how to fill - treats & novelty gifts - Send Priority mail

It worked!!!!! This is such a fun care package idea for Halloween. 

I filled 4 pumpkin buckets with fun Halloween novelty gifts/candy and mailed.  

I purchased the buckets at HEB for $1

Socks - Walgreens
Tattoo arm sleeves - HEB
Press on nails - adult - HEB & child - Michael's
Zombie bath gift set - HEB
Light up necklaces - Walgreens
Lip pops - Walgreens
Pumpkin tattoos - HEB
Cards - Petsmart
Witch fingers - Michael's
CANDY...lots of candy!

I found a bowl that was close to the same size as the opening. I would've just taped it in place if I had green bowls. Bonus idea!!! :)
I traced the bowl and drew notches. 
Used an exacto knife to cut them out. You don't have to be perfect and adjust once you place it on the pumpkin.

I cut the notches just a little longer so they fit inside the pumpkin. 

I was going to add the address to the top but decided to write Happy Halloween instead. 

Sealed with packing tape. 

I used priority stickers and placed them on the back side of the pumpkin. 

Off to the post office!

Cost to mail priority was between $8.20 - $ 11.20.

Two pumpkins had double the stuff so they were $11.20 to mail.

They all arrived in one piece! Such a fun surprise!

Happy Halloween!

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