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Still time to make Halloween decorations

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By Kathy Van Mullekom
Daily Press (Newport News, Va.)
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It's not too late to whip up some Halloween decorations, according to Erin Boyle at www.gardenista.com.
First, see what ominous items you have in closets and cupboards, dark stuff like a black vase, eerie portrait, old doll, bleached branch or anything stained or tattered, she says.
Stroll your garden looking for dark flowers, not black because they really aren't any, but blooms that are dark red or maroon.
Whites in calla lilies and mums can give you that ghostly look, while thorny things add their own botanical boos.
Bittersweet provides a spot of orange.
You can also forage at the grocery store looking for black and orange peppers and, of course, gourds.
Once home and your macabre bouquet material is in front of you, resist the urge to make it look refined and perfect. After all, Halloween is all about strange-looking things that look tattered and torn, rough around the edges and wildly wonderful.
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