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Bootiful Halloween Bouquet - DIY

Updated on September 9, 2014
Halloween Eyeball Bouquet
Halloween Eyeball Bouquet | Source

Make a Bootiful Eyeball Bouquet for Halloween

Everyone who hosts a Halloween party this year could certainly make use of this bootiful DIY Halloween bouquet. It is Halloween decorating that is kinda funky AND fun. And we can all use a touch of whimsy in our lives, don't you think? I can think of no better time to make DIY Halloween decorations than right now?

Grab your glue gun, some googly eyes and whatever else you can find at home or at the local dollar store. Let's get creative. Make a bootiful Halloween bouquet that will make Frankenstein's monster a little green with envy.


Materials for a Bootiful Bouquet

I used the materials listed below, but truly this bootiful bouquet can be made of whatever you wish. You could use toothpicks or q-tips cut in half and dipped in red "blood" to poke into some of the styrofoam balls for contrast.......You could make some flowers out of orange and black pom poms and add to this bootiful bouquet. The vase could be wrapped in a black crochet spiderweb....This will be your bootiful bouquet so it's all up to you!

  • styrofoam balls
  • googly eyes (assorted sizes)
  • latex craft paint
  • stencil brush or piece of old sponge to paint with
  • disposable chopsticks OR wooden stick OR dowel (your choice for flower stem)
  • hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • bit of orange or black netting
  • 2 wine corks (plus 2 bamboo skewers for cork stems)
  • 3 mm black sequins
  • white glue that dries clear
  • recycled silk leaves
  • bendable wire
  • needle nose pliers/wire cutters
  • green floral tape
  • vase or pitcher to hold the bouquet


Making a DIY Halloween Bouquet - Eyeball Bouquet
Making a DIY Halloween Bouquet - Eyeball Bouquet

Bootiful Halloween Bouquet - Step 1

This first step is really quick. I sponge paint the surface of the eyeball flowers with latex paint which dries really quickly. Each styrofoam ball is stuck onto a stem of your choice (see step 2 below for details). Use a heavy duty cup or vessel to place the stemmed balls.

(Photo credit Pam Irie)

Tip: If you don't have a stencil brush, you can use a piece of an old cleaning sponge to "sponge paint" the surface of the styrofoam ball.

Indispensable Hot Glue Gun

Stanley GR20K Trigger Feed Hot Melt Glue Gun Kit
Stanley GR20K Trigger Feed Hot Melt Glue Gun Kit

Every household needs a hot glue gun. I never craft without mine. :)

 
Halloween Bouquet DIY
Halloween Bouquet DIY

Bootiful Halloween Bouquet - DIY Step 2

Create a stem for the eyeball flower using a disposable wooden chopstick, a piece of wooden doweling or even a real stick from the yard would be great too. Hot glue the stem into place after inserting it at least 1/2" into the surface of the foam.

(Photo credit Pam Irie)

Making a Bootfiul Halloween Bouquet
Making a Bootfiul Halloween Bouquet

DIY Bootiful Halloween Bouquet - Step 3

Wrap floral stem tape along 3/4 of the surface of the stem, making sure to wrap tightly.

(Photo credit Pam Irie)

Bootiful Eyeball Bouquet for Halloween
Bootiful Eyeball Bouquet for Halloween

Bootiful Halloween Bouquet - DIY Step 4

Find a suitably sized cup to place the inverted styrofoam ball. Begin hot gluing the googly eyes into place around the bottom near where the stem is located. Once you have this area full enough, proceed to next step to finish the leaves and the stem.

(I glue some googly eyes first so they won't be in the way when I apply the rest of the floral tape and leaves in the next step.)

(Photo credit Pam Irie)

When hot gluing the googly eyes, wait a few seconds to let the hot glue cool slightly before placing it on the surface of the foam ball.

Leave some of the hot glue "strings" in place....they will resemble spider webs which is very cool for a DIY Halloween bouquet.

Googly Eyes for Eyeball Flowers

Accoutrements Giant Googly Eyes
Accoutrements Giant Googly Eyes

GIANT googly eyes could be so much fun with the right project. :)

 

Pause for a Poll

Bootiful Halloween Eyeball Bouquet
Bootiful Halloween Eyeball Bouquet | Source

Do you think this DIY Halloween bouquet is bootiful? What is your favorite part?

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Look Carefully....

at the photo above. Notice the googly eye fringe on that tablecloth? Yep, I made that too. :)

DIY Halloween Bouquet
DIY Halloween Bouquet

Bootiful Halloween Bouquet - DIY Step 5

Cut a short length of 20 gauge or lighter wire. (I could have easily used green floral wire too, but didn't think about it at the time I was making this bootiful bouquet. So if you have florist wire, use that.) Insert thru the stem holes of the recycled silk leaves and bend slightly.

(Photo credit Pam Irie)

Bootiful Halloween Bouquet - DIY Step 6

Bootiful Eyeball Bouquet - DIY
Bootiful Eyeball Bouquet - DIY

This closeup shot of the eyeball flower was taken after I wrapped the wired silk leaves around the base of the stem just underneath the flowers bottom. I then covered up the wire with more floral tape as shown.

(Photo credit Pam Irie)

DIY Bootiful Bouquet for Halloween - Wine Cork Sticks
DIY Bootiful Bouquet for Halloween - Wine Cork Sticks

Bootiful Halloween Bouquet - DIY Step 7

Wine cork sticks for your bootiful bouquet just add that special touch. Get a couple of bamboo skewers for barbecue and stick into the bottom of a wine cork.

Wrap the bamboo skewers with green floral tape. Coat both corks with plain white glue that dries clear and continue with next step.

(Photo credit Pam Irie)

Wine Cork Sticks for DIY Halloween Bouquet
Wine Cork Sticks for DIY Halloween Bouquet

Bootiful Halloween Bouquet for Halloween - DIY Final Step

I used 3 mm black sequins to decorate the wine cork sticks. Just hold the glue-covered cork over a small bowl and sprinkle the sequins on top. Shake slightly and allow to dry.

(Photo credit Pam Irie)

DIY Halloween Bouquet - Bootiful!!!

Bootiful Halloween Bouquet - DIY
Bootiful Halloween Bouquet - DIY

(Photo credit Pam Irie)

Is it bootiful....my DIY Halloween Bouquet? - Do you like the eyeball flowers?

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I can clearly see that you are bootifully creative this time or year and here's looking at you kid with your bootiful halloween bouquet that eerily seems to be looking back at you! This reminds me of the collage of eyes I had on the inside of my closet door when I was a teen. Also, what a nice way to use billiard balls!

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      Eileen 4 years ago from Western Cape , South Africa

      Very clever and different !

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      pawpaw911 4 years ago

      Never saw eyeball flowers before, but they are pretty cool looking.

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      MoniqueDesigns 4 years ago

      These look so fun to make!

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      SilmarwenLinwelin 4 years ago

      yeah it is!

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