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Project

Deranged Halloween Centerpiece

A bunch of white roses crawling with critters makes a pretty (and) disturbing centerpiece.

Created By: Ditte Isager

Materials

  • Permanent glue
  • Rose petals
  • Vinyl bugs
  • Black acrylic paint
  • Vinyl snakes
  • Floral wire, 20-gauge
  • Poster putty
  • Vase, Versailles Crown vase

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Use permanent glue to attach vinyl bugs to rose petals.

  2. Step 2

    Paint vinyl snakes using black acrylic paint; let dry.

  3. Step 3

    Use floral wire to create anchors for coiled snakes: twist 1 end around the snake's middle. Insert other end in vase.

  4. Step 4

    Secure centipede (or other big bug) to vase with poster putty.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, October 2010

Reviews (1)

  • 17 Oct, 2013

    Finished this project yesterday, everyone loves it! It's so funny! I found the bugs at Spirit, the snakes at Toys R Us and let me tell you, finding rubber snakes is not easy. I am making snake wreath too. Toys R Us had a big huge cobra for $10 and many good sized snakes like the ones shown for $2. I found some beautiful roses at Jo-ann's for $30. I want to use them year round so I just placed them with no adhesive. Works great. Found a black vase at a secondhand store. Thanks Martha!