You know what I love most about Christmas decorating? The Christmas tree, of course! And what do I love more than Christmas? Halloween, of course!
The last couple of years I've noticed this trend of decorating a full-sized Halloween tree, and I became a bit obsessed with the idea last year, and determined that I would buy one for this year.
Last month, I went to the year-round Halloween store in Worcester, Massachusetts, Halloween Outlet and bought the last black holiday tree (which was called a creepmas tree) they had in stock. I then went to Michael's to buy some ribbon and ornaments. The whole thing ended up costing way more than I thought, but it is truly worth it to have the ambiance it brings into the home. I love watching spooky movies with my family with only the orange tree lights on in the room! Perfect Halloween atmosphere. I also plan to buy nice Halloween ornaments, here and there, and add them to the tree over the years. I saw some beautiful ones in Boston last week!
Here she is!
I added a real pumpkin (with one of my crows), my witch broom, and a gravestone that turns on automatically when people walk by and freaks them out!
Closer view of my ribbon and ornaments. I bought many clip-on sparkly birds, owls, and these pieces that have baubles and feathers on them.
My pumpkin, crow, and creepy gravestone
My tree topper is sparkly black ribbon and a raven (or crow) thrown in for good measure.
For the tree skirt, I used two spiderweb table runners and simply wrapped them around the base.
A long view of the tree in my family room. (I'm also pretty much in love with my new Salem Coal and Ice sign that hangs above my french doors that I bought in Salem last week!)
So, I am indeed the proud new owner of a Halloween tree and I highly recommend it to anyone as Halloween obsessed as I. It makes you all warm and fuzzy inside.
I will be posting photos of the rest of my Halloween decor this friday. As I recently said in a facebook status, "It looks like Halloween threw up all over my house......but in a good way." And I'm looking forward to sharing the rest of it with you all!
Posted by Alyson (New England Living) at 10:35 AM