We’re continuing our Bad Bats series with monochrome Halloween flower pots that will bring a spooky ambience to your home! We use white chrysanthemum, silver dusty miller leaves and grey pillar candles. We’ll explain how to adorn the candles with a pretty wax drip and how to insert them securely in the arrangement. These flower pots look great on a Halloween-themed party table or in a window sill.
Watch the video tutorial to see how you can easily create this Halloween arragement!
More from the Bad Bats Halloween series
Halloween Flower Pots and Drip Candle Tutorial
These Halloween flower pots look also great with a red or black candle and dark red roses!
- 16 – 20 white chrysanthemum
- 30 – 40 dusty miller leaves
- floral foam
- sturdy wire
- 2 grey or black pillar candles
- 1 white candle or tea light
- 2 black flower pots (ca. 15 cm/6 in – ca. 10 cm / 4 in)
- florist knife
- wire cutter
- candle lighter
1) Decorate the candles
To make the drip, light a small white dinner candle or a tea light and allow for a little wax to melt. Then start making drips along the top edge of a pillar candle, going all around. By constantly turning the candle, you can adjust how thick and long you want the drips to be. We’re using grey candles and make a white drip, but you can, of course, change the colours to your liking.
2) Prep the floral foam
Cut floral foam, which has been soaked in lukewarm water for at least 30 minutes, so it will fit into the flower pots and place it in the pots. The foam should sit relatively tightly in the pot so it can hold the candle securely in place. Then add additional water to the post. Pot Info:
3) Arrange the candles
To secure the candle in the arrangement, shorten sturdy wire to a length of 10 cm (4 in). Hold two pieces of wire into the flame of a candle to heat up and then insert them immediately into the bottom of the pillar candle. Now centre the candle in the middle of the foam and push it in.
Tip: Use 16 or 18 gauge wire and cut it with wire cutters
4) Add dusty miller
Cut the dusty miller leaves and place them in a wreath around the base of the candle.
Tip: Wrap a little wire around the stem of the leaves if they seem too soft to be inserted into the floral foam.
5) Add the chrysanthemum
Using secateurs, clip the stems of the chrysanthemum to a length of 5 cm to 7 cm (2 in – 3 in) and place them in between the leaves until no more bare spots are showing.
Materials: dusty miller, chrysanthemum
Water the Halloween flower pots every other day and remove withered flowers and leaves. Always watch the candle closely while burning and blow the flame out once it reaches the level of the leaves and flowers.
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