SPOOKY BIRD OF PARADISE DESIGN
Tropical flowers for Halloween? Yes! They can be a great match when they are arranged with fall items. Some of the tropical flowers that are structured such as Bird of Paradise and Heliconia, can look carnivorous if you tone down the tropical color aspect with floral spray paint. I like using a matte paint versus a glossy. Keep a pop of color on the flower by masking the bloom when you paint them. I like to show the natural color of the tips.
BEST RESULTS FOR PAINTING BIRD OF PARADISE:
Make sure the entire flower and stem are wiped dry and at room temperature. Start with a tight unopened Bird of Paradise if possible. If the Bird is open or cracking you can gently mask the bloom with a paper tissue and tape.Use a matte black floral or general spray paint and give the stem a light even coat of paint. Let it dry and touch up or repeat. When they are fully dry hold the Bird’s unopened head in both palms of your hands and gently pry open the orange blooms one layer at a time.
Now you can arrange them with fall flowers, foliages and textures. I paired them with Black Millet, Pumpkin branch, Lichen covered branches, black ornamental peppers, and dark purple tinted seeded Eucalyptus.