Ever since last Christmas, I have been dreaming of these ceramic trees. I absolutely adored them in my Christmas decor, and I knew that there had to be a way to bring them out for another season. Then, I had a brainstorm. Why not make them into something a little spookier, with a Halloween tree DIY transformation? A bit of black paint goes a long way at Halloween time, and because I do love to decorate for fall as soon as the first leaf falls, these trees can come out long before the ghouls and skeletons do.
- Unfinished Ceramic Trees
- Black Spray Paint
- Darice Ceramic Tree Bulbs (You’ll need two packs in order to get enough orange bulbs.)
The trees start off lovely on their own. But to begin this Halloween tree DIY project, it was time to spook-ify them. I considered painting the trees by hand, but then I remembered one of my true crafting loves: spray paint.
These trees are unfinished, which means that they adore spray paint. They quickly absorb it, and also dry quite speedily. I did two coats on the trees, letting them dry for about an hour in between coats.
I opted to do a matte paint, but if you’re looking for a bit of glitz, try a gloss!
While the trees dried, I had my kidlets sift through the ceramic tree bulbs, looking for orange colored lights. You’ll need at least two packages to get enough bulbs for three trees. But if you’re feeling colorful, you can also use the rainbow of colors in your trees.
Because these trees are a subtle nod to the season, you can put them out well before All Hallows’ Eve!
Even the prettiest of crafts can be transformed into Halloween-y decor. This Halloween tree DIY transformation is a quick and easy way to add some “spook” to your home.
This lighted DIY Halloween tree is another option for festive and spooky Halloween decor.
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Tara is the creator, writer, and flurry of chaos behind her blog, Suburble.com. Her blog focuses on making a home (emphasis on “making”!), but not forgetting to have a laugh in the process. Her partners-in-crime, her two little girls, are often beside her when it’s time to get creative. A mug of tea, good friends, and a project (or three) are all this girl needs. Join the gang at Suburble and see what she’s up to!