Halloween Has to Have a Spooky Tree!

Easy Halloween Decor

We love spooky around our house…at Halloween! Any other time of the year…no. Halloween…yes!

Whenever I see an old, dead tree, I say to my kids, “That tree looks spooky!!” So, I decided to bring a little “spooky tree” into my Halloween decor this year.

Unfortunately, I have a young, dead tree in my yard, therefore I stripped it of some of its branches and got to work.

I began by spray painting two glasses vases with basic black spray paint. This is the before and after…halloween Decor

Next, I spray painted some of the dead branches with Rustoleum Antique Gold Brass and Bronze. They were both colors that I had left over from other projects.

I left the leaves on the branches because I liked the texture and appearance of the curled leaves. It gives it a unique look. Each vase has 4 branches with leaves and 2 without. I wanted them to look random, not “arranged.”Halloween Decor

This great candlestick holder is from Target. I bought it years ago and I love it. It’s so cool! It’s definitely one of my favorite Halloween decorations.

Halloween Decor

I wanted something different, a little spooky and fun. I like the height and the different textures in this arrangement. Halloween Decor

I have chosen to place this in my entry, with my mirror, but you could also use it with some great artwork. A piece of art with some orange, yellow or red would look great. It would bring in the colors of Halloween and Fall. You could also use the branch arrangements without the Halloween candleholder and create a general Fall look.

Halloween Decor

I love Halloween and Fall decor! It means a definite changing of seasons and for a lot of us, it means a change in weather. This arrangement would look great on a mantel, above a fireplace. If you don’t have a fireplace, you can always get a great wall-mounted one! Imagine sitting in front of your fire with your “spooky tree” to keep you company!

Halloween is a fun, spooky time of year and your decor needs to be fun and spooky too! Go out on a “limb” and create some of your own!


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  1. I love it! You did an excellent job! I’m thinking about how to excicute my front portch. I’m stopping by from the BlogLovin hop & I’m now following you via bloglove!

  2. The branches look awesome! I wanted to do this last year but could never get DH to cut down a good branch for me. This year I’m taking things into my own hands and I’m going to get ‘er done!!

  3. It’s amazing what a little spray paint can do. Love how the vases turned out. I found your lovely blog through Mingle with Me Blog Hop and I just “liked” your Facebook Page.

  4. perfectly spooky!

  5. Leslie, your spooky decor is FABULOUS!!!!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer… From Dream To Reality!

  6. Very nice ‘spooky’ decor Leslie, as always you’re very good at putting things like this. Must find ideas on how we can ‘spooked’ the house! hahah. (Love the new look of your site, very home-y!)

  7. Loving your decoration ideas – your home looks lovely!


  8. OohHhh how neat is this?!! There’s nothing like a good ol’ dead tree hanging out front that’s just waiting to be used for something fun! How creative of you:)

    Thank you for linking up at Whimsy Wednesdays with The NY Melrose Family and Smart! School {House}

    Kelly at Smart! School {House}

  9. I love your black branches! I did not realize that I had not ‘liked” you, sorry, but I took care of it! Hugs, Penny

  10. I love the vase transformation (and the whole project). My weekly linky party–One Creative Weekend–has gone spooky this week in honor of my thirteenth party. If you haven’t already, I hope you’ll visit “One Creative Weekend” on OneCreativeMommy.com (open every Fri-Wed) and link up this idea and anything else you’d like to share. (You can include non-Halloween posts as well, but feel free to link up as many Halloween-themed posts as you like.) There are two categories—one for Halloween and one for everything else.

  11. kleinworthco says:

    Very cool!!! I love how that turned out. Perfect seasonal addition.


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