I love, love Halloween. And I love Halloween decorations! We recently bought a new house (our first!) and have a great space for a cool larger centerpiece. I’ve always coveted those large “scary” trees that you can decorate with candy, creepy toys/ornaments or little ghosts. Instead of shelling out a bunch of money, I thought I could probably DIY this bad boy, and let Hudson help in the process.
Cast of Characters:
1 Tree Branch (Free)
A bunch of small rocks (Free)
A container of some sort, or planter – $1 (I got a cheapy at Dollar General)
Can of black spray paint – $5 (this was free to me since I had some already.)
Whatever you want to use to decorate your tree – $2 (I got a couple of things at Dollar General, then used Kleenex to make ghosts.)
Newspaper or garbage bag (something to spray paint on.)
Head outside with your kiddo and go on a little nature walk to collect your tree branch and rocks. Hudson had fun filling up a bucket with rocks, while I scoped the perfect branch to create our tree.
Lay out your newspaper or garbage bag and spread out your container, rocks and branch. Give them a good spray with the spray paint. Let dry. After they are DRY, flip them over and spray the other side. You want them to be completely black.
Once it’s all dry, fill the container/planter with several rocks and then set your branch down in the container. Fill up around the sides of the container with more rocks to secure the branch.
Decorate! It looks pretty weak w/o any decor, so I got some spider webs, a few skeletons and then made a Kleenex ghost using 1 wadded up Kleenex for the head, and then wrap a second around it to make the “ghost”.
Voila – a SUPER easy DIY for Halloween décor. One that won’t break the bank, and if you don’t have a lot of storage for holiday decorations, it’s cheap enough that you can just save the rocks and container and paint a new branch next year!
Let me know if you try this – I’d love to see pictures of your DIY Halloween creations! Tweet me at @AustinMomsBlog and I’ll post it!