This is a post I got to share over on the fantastic blog Eighteen 25 last week for their Spooktacular September event. I love their blog, don’t you?
Anyway, it is the beginning of my Halloween make-over. Wanna see what easy projects I came up with?
I went to the craft store. Okay. To be honest it was the Hobby Lobby. I might want to move in there. Just sayin’.
I have decided that I want to attempt a primarily Black & White Halloween this year. So I knew I needed a few new things to fill in where I’ll be editing orange decor.
I looked through the Halloween stuff. And just couldn’t find what I wanted.
You’ll never guess where most of my projects came from….the Christmas aisles!
I was raiding the stuff right next to Rudolph.
I think it’s gonna be a secret between just you and me.
Black is VERY “in” for Christmas decor. So I had lots of things to choose from.
We’re gonna do “Oh Christmas Tree”, Halloween style. If Jack Skellington can do it….so can I! Start with a can of spray paint primer and a can of Glossy Black. (I also used some gray). Then get:
- Grapevine Tree Form
- Terra Cotta pot
- Styrofoam Ball
- Clearance Vase
- Sticks from a tree. No leaves.
Spray paint everything. Prime first. You’ll never regret it.
Tree #1 is a Halloween topiary.
- Get a dowel and stick it into the base of your spray painted ball.
- Hot glue it so it doesn’t wiggle.
- Then take it outside and spray paint the dowel. (doing it in this order also gets the glue on the base sprayed. Just makes it super clean looking)
Buy some inexpensive plastic beading. Where? You guessed it. Christmas aisle.
- Hot glue the first few beads and let it dry well. (this will make your life easier….I promise)
- Then wrap the beads around the circle, gluing as you go.
- I spray painted my pot black first, and then put some vinyl decorations on it.
- Then I sprayed again in white.
- When the vinyl is removed, you have a perfect little decoration on your pot. It’s fabulous!
Tree #2 will be made with your sticks.
- Get your spray painted sticks and put them into your spray painted vase.
- Secure them in some floral foam. Preferably with some hot glue. They like to move around.
- Find some small black ornaments to glue in the branches. (these are glittered styrofoam balls. Where? Say it together, class……THE CHRISTMAS AISLE!)
Tree #3 is your grapevine one.
- It just needs to be sprayed.
- And wrapped with a few of your left over topiary beads. Easy Peasy!
Look at the scary decor I have to add to my Halloween display. I’m completely loving the classy/spooky “Hollywood Tower of Terror” feel that they have. I’m definitely giving trees a chance to join us before Christmas from now on.