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The Halloween Tree

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The Halloween Tree | DIY Halloween decoration | Upcycled holiday decoration | Cheap & easy crafts | #upcycled #diy #Halloween #crafts | TheNavagePatch.com

Last month my in-laws, aka Mom & Dad, were handed down a beautiful curio cabinet. In order to put that gorgeous piece in their dining room, they needed to retire their faux money tree. Lucky for me, before taking anything to Put & Take, they usually ask me if I could find any use for their retired items. Seeing that with a little modification it could turn into a cool Halloween prop, I gladly took it, and that is how the story of “The Halloween Tree” started…

Here is the before picture of the retired faux tree.

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In our home, black and red are generally the main colors of our Halloween themes. So after taking the leaves out I started spray painting the tree black. When I finished with the painting I put the tree aside for 5 days for the paint to dry properly and start curing.

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The following weekend I carried the tree inside and gathered all the bits and bobs that I wanted to use on the tree: spiders, centipedes, black roses, eyeballs, black leaves, Spanish moss etc. By the way, all these things were from the Dollar Store and cost me only 7 dollars.

I started with hot gluing the spiders and centipedes to the tree. Then I did some touch ups with black craft paint at the places where hot glue blobs wouldn’t blend.

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When all the creepy-crawlies were glued on the tree, I modified the roses by hot gluing some plastic eyeballs in the center of the flowers.

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After attaching the single-eyed roses here and there, I added the black leaves and some webbing.

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Although I had more eyeballs and roses in hand, I only used 8 roses. Same thing with the webbing… some here and some there.

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You don’t want to overdo anything, because if you do, the tree loses that weird funny-spooky feel to it.

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With all the bits and bobs attached, the Halloween Tree was finished. But I needed to make it a bit more stable so it wouldn’t fall on anyone when touched. So I placed it in a bigger flower pot and tightly filled the gaps with crumbled paper.

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After getting the tree nice and stable, I hot glued some Spanish moss at the bottom part of the tree to finish up the project.

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As a final touch I placed a Dollar Store rat and a creepy spider on the mossy area.

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Here is our spooktacular Halloween Tree in all its glory.

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Mom & Dad visited us last night and guess what? They couldn’t recognize their tree and asked me where I got it from. That question alone told me that it was a great transformation.

The Halloween Tree | DIY Halloween decoration | Upcycled holiday decoration | Cheap & easy crafts | #upcycled #diy #Halloween #crafts | TheNavagePatch.comThe Halloween Tree | DIY Halloween decoration | Upcycled holiday decoration | Cheap & easy crafts | #upcycled #diy #Halloween #crafts | TheNavagePatch.com

The eyes on the tree remind me of Rose from Monster Inc. movie: “I’ll be watching you! Aalwaaays watching!”

The Halloween Tree | DIY Halloween decoration | Upcycled holiday decoration | Cheap & easy crafts | #upcycled #diy #Halloween #crafts | TheNavagePatch.comThe Halloween Tree | DIY Halloween decoration | Upcycled holiday decoration | Cheap & easy crafts | #upcycled #diy #Halloween #crafts | TheNavagePatch.com

Handan, xo

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  1. I can see i’m going to be addicted to your blog. I love your ides ,so imaginative! I’m a bit of a hoarder/collector/recycler. love to create something different from other peoples”junk”.Thank you so much for sharing your genius ideas.