Several years ago my niece gave me a glass Halloween ornament. In the next few years I collect other ornaments that could be used for a Halloween tree but I had no where to put them. I looked around in the craft stored but did not like the skinny trees that were sold for Halloween. So, I decided to get out the spray paint and make my own.
This craft is simple and only takes a few supplies including spray paint and glitter ribbon. I chose to paint the tree black but you could use purple or orange if you dare.
Instructions for creating a Halloween Tree
Purchase a mini Christmas tree with a burlap base.
Spray paint the green branches black and let dry.
Twine green mini lights around the tree branches making sure that you hide the wires.
Twine a black feather boa around the branches to fill in the spaces.
Drape a green ribbon around the tree.
Add decorative spiders and Halloween Ornaments
Top with an orange glitter bow. Instructions on creating a bow can be found on this post.
Mix together and knead until you have a smooth consistency. Roll out onto waxed paper and cut into desired shapes with cookie cutters. Move to a baking tray. Use a straw to poke a hole in the dough for a hanger. Bake at 350 degrees for 1/2 hour and allow to cool.
Paint or spray paint ornaments and string with ribbon. In this example some of the ornaments have been sprayed with chalk board paint so that names can be written on them with chalk.
When finished ornaments may be sprayed with a sealer.
It’s January and the snow is starting to come. Usually by December we’ve had a couple of months of snow but this year we have had an unusually green season. So I usually have cabin fever in January and I start dreaming about plants and gardening.
Listed below are planting pairs ( Plants that should be planted together to prevent bugs and disease).