Floral Skull and Skeleton Hands Centerpiece
Could you use a hand—or two—with the flowers for your party? When guests arrive, be sure to introduce them to your dear, departed decorator.
Photography: Addie Juell
Source: Martha Stewart Living, October 2018
"Black Beauty" roses, allium, and carnivorous cobra lilies
Human skull (Pictured: Hbarsci human adult skull anatomical model, $29, amazon.com.)
Articulated hand models (Similar to pictured: Maymii PVC human hand anatomical models, $27 each, amazon.com.)
Candlesticks or bud vases (Pictured: Pedestal bud vases, 8", $16 for 4, jamaligarden.com.)
Re-create our arrangement of smoke bush, 'Black Beauty' roses, allium, and carnivorous cobra lilies in a glass vessel, then set it inside a human skull. (Okay, ours is actually an anatomical model with a detachable top and roomy brain cavity.)
Articulated hand models make terrific taper holders, too: Hot-glue them to candlesticks or bud vases, or just prop the lightweight appendages in place.