Sunday, October 13, 2019

A Halloween Tree & Black & Orange Halloween Decor ♥

This year I have gone all out with the decorating for Halloween. It's no secret that I love the seasons and I love decorating the mantelpiece with seasonal inspired things and things we pick up on our adventures.

This year Tyler will be away for Halloween and won't get to go trick or treating, so I decided to surprise him with our very first Halloween tree!

This was super simple to put together. I found an old black Christmas tree in my stepfathers house and thought it would be great to re-purpose as a Halloween tree as I'd never have black as part of my Christmas decor.

A Halloween tree is a pretty non-traditional Halloween decor, but considering I decorate and Easter tree and a Christmas tree I thought why not do one for Halloween too?

I was sent a selection of Halloween decorations from Party City Ireland and these made decorating and making a lovely Halloween display so easy.

For the Halloween tree:
I decorated firstly with orange lights, then covered the tree with 'spiders web'.
I then hung some pumpkin string lights and some skull string lights - these were both LED lights. In hindsight I could have done with more of these but I think they still look great on the tree.
I used a light up hanging ghost decoration as a tree topper.
I put glittered spiders and glittered pink spiders on webs as ornaments on the tree.
I also used a 'Happy Halloween' banner on the tree.
I sent the children out to collect leaves and popped them amongst the spiderweb on the tree and mantel.

I love how the tree turned out! It was so simple to put together and the kids loved it!

For the mantelpiece:
I used 'spiders web' to cover the top of the mantel and stretched some to hang down for an aged look.
I put the leaves on the spiderweb on the mantel too to create a haunted forgotten house look.
I decorate with orange and black fans which I stuck to the wall with white tack.
I used a decorative 'boo!' balloon as the centerpiece for the mantel and I also had Halloween balloons underneath the Halloween tree.
I finished the mantel with a ghost tealight holder I already had and bunches of orange roses.
I also popped some leaves on the end of the fireplace and a pumpkin basket filled with Halloween treats.

I love how it all looks and so do the kids. I'd like to add more orange lights to the fireplace and some pumpkins as we get closer to Halloween.

I think we'll have to have a Halloween tree every year now!


1 comment

  1. Oh wow this is class Fiona. I would have felt very homey in your house over the Halloween season. lol I love my Halloween decor.


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