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How to Make Black Flower Arrangements for Halloween

I wanted to make some fun Halloween black flowers a’ la Morticia Addams.  (I left the heads of the flowers ON though.)  I could have just purchased some, but that gets costly and isn’t even half the fun of doing it yourself.  Plus, I was curious if it would even work.  It did!

I bought these sweet summer flowers at Michael’s 80% off.  I started spraying them black with this paint that I found in the great cave of everything my garage.  In the middle of my spray painting I ran out of paint!  I was off to Lowes for a new can of super cheap black paint, which smelled terrible, but worked even better than the can above!

Here’s a chair from the stack of chairs we’re getting rid of.  Well, now I think I MUST keep this one to hold all my spray painting projects.  I use this professional setup to paint things.  LOL!  Yes, a tired cardboard box is my painting BFF.

BEFORE AND AFTER”ish” … not done quite yet

Ahhh, must take lovely flowers and make them look dreary.  I heart Septemberween Halloween!

It goes on opaque, but dries clear.  Don’t worry!

After I had the flowers spray painted black, I tried out the new Martha Stewart paint line (found at Michael’s).  I’m using her black glitter paint.  At first I was just going to use it on the center of the flowers, but after trying it…I was hooked!

Now it’s dry and OH SO Glittery!
I painted the ends of some of the petals, the backs and fronts of the leaves and the whole pot.  I found myself looking around for more things to cover in glitter.  I’m in love with this paint.

These were super fun to make and only cost a few dollars!

I used my new Halloween Puns stamps to make this sign. I just LOVE THE SIGNS! I used a black button and a 3D Zot to make a place to hang my little sign.

This stamp is also from my Halloween Puns stamp set.

Go make some super spooky flowers!

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  1. I love it!! Great job!! So easy! Going to have to try this!!! TFS!

    1. Creativepatti,
      Easy & Super Fun! You’re going to enjoy making these! 🙂

  2. Great idea. I have someold flowers I can use for this kind of project. Love your new updated site

    1. Thank you Mimicaro! You’ve been coming to Joy’s Life for a long time, so I’m especially glad you like the change! 🙂

  3. kaperture says:

    Ooh! This is super cute! I’m just so obsessed with Halloween stuff. tfs! Love your website banner 😉


    1. Thank you Kayla! I know what you mean. I LOVE Halloween stuff! Here we are at the beginning of September and I’m already talking about Halloween, but I can’t help myself! 😉

  4. Halloween is my most favorite holiday so I really get into these projects!!!! TFS and love the new look of your site!!!

  5. cute!!! may have to run to Michaels this raining Monday and try to find some clearance flowers.

  6. First off…. I LOVE…… LOVE the new look of your blog Joy! It’s very warm, fun, and inviting! Second… I LOVE this
    idea! So glad you came up with it so I don’t have too! tehehhe The flowers turned out so cool and very halloweenie like! 😉
    Thanks for sharing this idea…. I gotta go find me some flowers that are on clearance! 🙂


  7. scrapbooknut67114 says:

    Super cute idea. Great project. Thanks for sharing your idea and talents.

  8. Love the new look!! Great way of displaying with the rolling screen. Love the new Super Joy!
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  9. ilovecrafts says:

    Hey Joy! Totally lovin your new look! The flowers are cool too 🙂 Love halloween!

  10. LOVE IT!! I really need some spray glitter! !

  11. WOW these look so awesome!!! I LOVE the new blog look, you have done a great job


  12. Looking for the Cricut Cartridge Checklist that you published in March. Cannot find mine and would you be aboe to reprint it so that I can make another copy. I am sure many readers would love to have an updated one. Thanks so much.

    Dianne Bell – [email protected]

    1. Hi Dianne,
      The Cricut Cartridge Checklist link is located on the left of this page (see the cartridge box) and there is also a link at the top of the page. It was most recently updated August 24, 2011. I hope that helps!

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