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How to make Halloween decorations with real plants – festive decorations to try at home

Replacing sticky plastic Halloween decorations with fruits and leaves in your fall garden is a unique way to decorate your home this October. The rich autumnal hues of gardens across Britain make wreath decorations and Halloween plant pots. Express.co.uk spoke to gardening experts to find out how you can switch between the silly and the sophisticated during the scary season.

How to make an autumn wreath

Not only is this wreath an eco-friendly alternative to plastic ornaments, it’s also a great way to take advantage of garden clutter like piles of leaves, pine cones, and spent branches.

Speaking to Express.co.uk, Samantha Jones, horticultural expert at MyJobQuote, said: ‘To make the base of the wreath, you need some strong wood vines such as vines, thin willow branches and wisteria.

« You should try to use vines that have tendrils of the vines because they will hold the plant material in place. »

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You can also make a natural glue to keep your decorations 100 percent organic — all you need is to stir in ½ cup of all-purpose flour with a pinch of salt, and gradually add water until it becomes sticky.

Take your strong wood vines and soak them in water for a few hours to increase flexibility and soften them.

Lay the vines in a straight line before using the longest twine to wrap it in a circle to form the outline of the wreath, and wrap it into the other vines until you get the right thickness.

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Add string to the top of the wreath and then start attaching the leaves and stems.

Overlap the foliage between the vines and spread it across the base

Add pampas and wheatgrass, placing the stems in the same direction as the leaves

Add apples, flowers, and pinecones as well as black and orange flowers to finish the wreath, making sure to distribute evenly before sticking.

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Before carving, wash the pumpkin well in warm soapy water and allow it to dry before carving.

Remove blemishes from the pumpkin’s surface with sandpaper to exfoliate the bright orange skin.

Trace your carving design onto the outer layer with a pencil before removing the seeds and pulp with a sturdy spoon.

Preserve your pot by using wood polish to polish the surface of the pumpkin, then allow it to dry and reapply another coat.

Add potting soil to fill one-third of the hollowed out pumpkin.

Add established plants to the soil at the same level as their original pot.

pumpkin table decor

Whether you’re hosting a festive party or enjoying a Halloween treat, painted pumpkins are perfect for an organic staple.

Entertaining expert, Rosanna Falconer, shared her unique table-decorating style for a long-lasting autumnal table display.

Rosanna told Express.co.uk: ‘The Halloween gesture is an antique gold-plated pumpkin.

It’s one of the easiest ways to add a touch of the season without going through a night of horror!

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Rosanna recommends using young pumpkins – the smaller the better.

Begin by rubbing the squash with diluted vinegar until the paint adheres.

Cover it with watery gold paint – this makes it safe for the pumpkin to decompose afterwards.

The vinegar will extend the life of the pumpkin, which should last about a month.

Rosana added, « Be sure to dump the large seeds—roast the seeds for a salad, and as for the flesh, add the flavor of the curry! »