Friday, October 25, 2013

Halloween Tree DIY

I decided this year that I just wasn't going to do much decorating for Halloween but I did manage to make the two decorations I did put up this year.  Yesterday I posted here the mesh wreath I made and today I wanted to share a very inexpensive way to make a Halloween tree.  


Listed below are the supplies needed to make a tree from a tomato cone.....


The Christmas garland is 9 ft. long each and I used two strands of garland....


Black spray paint and cable ties to secure the garland to the tomato cone....


Halloween lights.....


Wrap and cable tie starting from the bottom and working your way up.  Some of my Christmas garland was already painted black from last years Halloween decorations....


Spray paint the whole tree....


I cleaned out my plants for the winter season coming up but kept the soil in my planter for the weight...


Place the painted tree on top of the soil and string the lights onto the tree...


I had some long hooks that I used to secure the tree into the soil....



I then decorated the rest of tree with some of my Halloween decorations...



This was the easiest decoration to create and very inexpensive.  The only thing I had to purchase was the tomato cage...


I think I'm going to use the same technique to create a beautiful Christmas tree this year....

Happy Halloween!!!

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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Happy Halloween...My First Mesh Wreath


Good Evening....I'm sure everyone has seen enough Halloween decorations but I wanted to quickly share what I made over a month ago but am just now getting around to snapping a few pics and posting them.  I did not go all out for Halloween decorations this year.  What you are seeing here is one of two of the only decorations I actually put up this year.  I just wasn't in the decorating mood for the Halloween holiday this year...

When I did decide to put something on my front door, I really wanted to try and make a mesh wreath.  I've seen them all over and some of them can be quite expensive, but I took advantage of a big sale Michaels had a while back and then dug into my supply of Halloween decorations from years past to use in conjunction with the mesh I purchased at Michaels.


I don't have pictures of the step by step directions of this wreath, but at the end of this post there is a link to the video I followed.

Here is the order of how the wreath came together..

Step 1:  Tie all of the mesh first.
Step 2:  Add any decorative ribbon you are using.
Step 3:  Secure any big item in the middle.  Mine is the witches hat.
Step 4:  Add all of the extra "trash".






If you are interested in making a mesh wreath for the first time, here is the video I found on YouTube that had great instructions.

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