If you need an easy way to “boo-tify” your Halloween wedding, you’re in luck! These hauntingly beautiful DIY Halloween floral centerpieces can infuse your tables with dark romance. The best part? They’re super easy to make yourself with flowers from Ling’s Moment. No magic wand required!
Find the DIY Halloween wedding centerpiece tutorial below, and get more tips on styling them at your wedding.
What you’ll need for these Halloween floral table centerpieces
Start by gathering all the DIY materials you’ll need to make these centerpieces. You’ll need:
- 1 Deluxe designer flower box in Halloween Purple
- 2 Grand Designer flower boxes in Halloween Purple
- 2 Sample boxes in Twilight Purple & Harvest Orange
- 1 long piece of floral foam
- 1 Box cutter
- 1 Pair of wire cutters or pliers
- Set of 3 vases — we chose silver
- Your creative spirit
Our designer flower boxes feature a blend of different flower types, leaves, and accessories in a cohesive color palette. So, you don’t need to worry about picking and choosing specific flowers on your own.
This tutorial uses our 2023 Halloween wedding collection, Twilight Purple & Harvest Orange, for its rich blend of deep and moody tones. However, you can also use other Ling’s wedding color collections to create a similar look, like Pumpkin Orange & Black or Moody Burgundy & Black. It’s all up to the precise vibe you want to create for your Halloween wedding day.
How to DIY Your Halloween Wedding Centerpiece
Step 1. Organize your flowers
Let’s begin by organizing your flowers and materials.
Remove all the flowers from their boxes and straighten out the stems. Arrange them into categories, putting flowers of like colors and sizes together. This will make later steps easier since you won’t need to search for the flowers and accessories you want. It’s like laying out your ingredients for concocting a potion!
Step 2. Prep your vase
Next, let’s prep your cauldron vase. Use your box cutters and cut down your floral foam to fit your vase’s opening. Cut the piece with angles, like a honeycomb, without rounding the edges. Don’t worry if you have gaps — we’ll cover them with flowers later.
Insert the foam into the base, leaving about 1 ½ inches protruding from the top. Again, it’s fine that the foam is visible for now. Your flowers will conceal it later.
Tip: Try to make small cuts when snipping the stems. You can always make a second cut if the initial one isn’t short enough.
Insert your focal point flower towards the front of your centerpiece. Then, take two more flowers and insert them behind your focal point flower, forming a triangle. One flower should be in a high position, one in the middle, and one in a low spot. Additionally, try to angle them in a way that one flower is in the front, one is toward the back, and one is in the center.
This rule of triangles will act as our secret formula as we arrange the flowers, allowing a complex design to come to life with ease.
Step 5: Add leaves and accessories
As you reach the edges of your centerpiece, start adding in leaves for height and visual interest. As always, they should form a triangle with each other and their neighboring flowers. We also added curled branches toward the left side of our arrangement for a more organic feeling.
Toward the middle of your centerpiece, add small flowers and accessories, like sparkly beads, near any flowers you’d like to accentuate. Alternatively, you can use them to fill in any gaps in the arrangement.
Step 7: Rinse & repeat
Give your floral arrangement one final once-over to look for any additional gaps or details out of place. If needed, add another flower to fill them in. And with a wave of your hand, your first DIY Halloween floral arrangement is now complete!
Next, all you have to do is follow the same magic formula for your remaining two centerpieces until you’ve used up all your flowers and greenery. Now, you’re ready to decorate the tables at your Halloween wedding reception!
Decorating tables for Halloween wedding: Tricks, Treats, & Tips
With your DIY Halloween wedding table decorations complete, let’s go over a few ways you can style them to enhance their natural charm.
You can keep the deep color palette going with a matching table runner. Or, to evoke the feeling of an enchanted forest, consider using a mossy table runner for texture and a touch of natural beauty.
Play with place settings
The place settings at your tables bring spooky vibes to each individual guest.
We styled this Halloween tablescape with matte black plates and purple napkins for richness, while the crystal goblets help provide a touch of sparkle that reflects the candlelight beautifully. To enhance your color palette even more, try using gold dinnerware to draw out the richness of the purple. It’s little details like these that will have your guests fully under your spell!
Add Witchy details
If you want to go full Halloween, consider embracing more macabre details, like plastic skulls, resin bones, and faux feathers. These will really drive home the witchy atmosphere in your wedding photos. Of course, if bones aren’t your cup of tea, you could always go for a more traditional route with miniature pumpkins or carved jack-o-lanterns.
Conclusion: How to DIY a Halloween Wedding Centerpiece
We hope this tutorial will inspire you to dabble in the magic of creativity! When you’re ready to share your arrangements, be sure to tag us @lingsmoment on Instagram, so we can show off your DIY Halloween floral centerpieces.
Of course, if you don’t have time for DIY, that’s no problem, either. Just head to our Twilight Purple & Harvest Orange collection page to find premade centerpieces that are ready for you to style right out of the box. And just like the enchanted roses of fairy tales, they’ll never wilt or fade!