Quick and Easy Halloween Centerpiece with Dollar Store Items

Completed quick and easy Halloween centerpiece with skull in the back for decoration. The centerpiece is in a glass black cauldron with burgundy, maroon, and black roses. There are black faux berried added in with fake spiders on top.

Halloween will soon be upon us again. I love putting out the decorations with my kids, deciding where they’ll go every year. I know I only have a few more precious years before they will want to move on from this stage. Each year I like adding a few more decorations. In order to do that, I’ve got to get creative to create high-end looking pieces on a dollar store budget! That’s how this quick and easy Halloween centerpiece came to be!

To make your quick and easy Halloween centerpiece you’ll need:

  • Black cauldron from Target’s Dollar Spot
  • Silk flowers from Dollar Tree- 5 total. I used 1 stem of black roses with attached spiders, 1 stem of black floral “glossy berries” (as they are labeled at the store), 1 stem of black roses with eye balls in the center of the flowers, 1 stem of burgundy roses with eye balls in the center, and 1 stem of purple roses
  • floral foam from Dollar Tree (optional but it makes the job of keeping the flowers in place very easy)
  • wire cutters (You can get these at Dollar Tree; they get dull quick, but they’re good in a pinch.)

Add Floral Foam & Trim Flowers

First trim your floral foam to fit into the cauldron. It doesn’t have to be a perfect fit. It shaves down easily as you press the foam in to the cauldron. You can see the way mine fit in the above picture. Snip your flowers to the size you want with the wire cutters. I recommend leaving them a little long because you’ll press it down through the foam to your desired height.

Begin Adding Flowers

To begin I put one black rose with the eye ball in one corner of the foam and one of the burgundy with the eye ball into the other corner.

Adding black & burgundy roses with eyeballs in the center to the quick and easy Halloween centerpiece.

Now start inserting the flowers into the foam wherever you would like, filling in empty places as you go.

Adding plum colored faux roses to the floral foam inside the quick and easy Halloween centerpiece.

Begin Adding “Fillers”

Once the outer portions of the cauldron are filled, and most of the top is full, start adding in your fillers. In the middle section (what will be the top of the arrangement) place two berry stems, one the right and one on the left side. This should make your cauldron filled. Now add your creepy critters, leaving them a little higher than your flowers so they are easier to see. I used spiders that came in the black and the burgundy stems.

Adding faux berries and spiders to the quick and easy Halloween centerpiece.

Your quick and easy Halloween centerpiece is complete!

And now you have yourself a beautiful Halloween floral arrangement to use as table top decor or as part of a larger centerpiece!

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and that you’ll make your own quick and easy Halloween centerpiece. Let me know how yours turns out by tagging me on social media. I would love for you to share this tutorial with others who love decorating for Halloween! Use the buttons at the bottom of the post to share this. Make sure you pin this post for when you’re ready to make your centerpiece. I would love for you to follow me on social media using the buttons in the sidebar. That way you can keep up with what’s going on over here!

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Like creating Halloween decor? Check out this Dollar Tree skull that’s based off Michael’s glitter/pearl skull that was $19.99. I created my own for $3! I think you’ll love this Halloween pumpkin wreath made from Dollar Tree items! Actually you’ll see two I made in that post! I think I spent about $3.50 per wreath! Then there’s this super easy upcycled Dollar Tree Halloween sign that looks so great on the wall! I think you’ll love it!