O Halloween Tree

  • September 26, 2011 9:39 pm
Halloween Tree

Suckers and spiders hang out on this Halloween tree

Trees aren’t just for Christmas. I’ve noticed more decorative trees with non-traditional colors like baby blue, red, orange, pink and black. One black Colorado spruce tree captured my attention a couple of years ago. It was a great find for under $100 at 7 1/2 feet tall.

This tree was among many other Christmas trees on display in the gardening section at Walmart, but I had other plans besides Christmas decorating. I thought it would be perfect to display my Halloween ornaments. A large velvety spider with posable legs sits atop the branches in place of a star, and standing in for packages and a tree skirt, a silver steampunk spider with dangling keys guards the tree at the bottom branches, alongside cobwebs and a giant sparkly candy corn.

I love the way all the ornaments I’ve collected throughout the years complement one another. Special ornaments are the Christopher Radko, December Diamonds and a handmade ornament from one of my favorite Halloween artists, Ron Byrum.

Pier 1 Imports carried a wonderful collection of Halloween goodies this year, especially the candy-themed pieces. I bought all three of the lollipop designs they offered to put on the tree. One is black and white swirls, another is orange and white, and another is a jack-o-lantern face. After all, what is Halloween without candy, right?

For added color, I placed some black, purple, orange and green glittery twigs among the branches and a garland of silver and black bats around the tree’s center.

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Feathered friends fill the branches on this autumn tree

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Owl Tree

I collect owls, so there are several sprinkled throughout the branches. I saw an owl-themed tree at Casa de Granda, a home interiors store in Rogers, Ark. White and gray owls were interspersed with pumpkins, rust-colored twigs and foilage. I’m always interested in seeing Halloween trees, so feel free to leave a comment about your own or any trees you may have spied that created a great Halloween impression.

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This Hallmark Corpse Bride ornament plays a song from the movie

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A Ron Byrum ornament features a haunted house


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A creepy spider spreads his legs at the tree top

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A corner is lit with the tree's soft glow


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