DIY 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.

floral skull and skeleton hands centerpiece on table

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What You'll Need


  • "Black Beauty" roses, allium, and carnivorous cobra lilies
  • Glass vase
  • Human skull
  • Articulated hand models
  • Candlesticks or bud vases


  1. 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.)

  2. Articulated hand models make terrific taper holders, too: Hot-glue them to candlesticks or bud vases, or just prop the lightweight appendages in place.

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