Halloween Tree

As soon as September hits, I can feel myself start to get giddy inside.  To me, September is the kick-off to fall, Halloween, holidays, family, memories, good food, creativity, etc. etc. etc.

I have had fun visiting the local home decor and craft stores to get inspired with ideas for the holidays.  I also have a list a mile long of crafts, treats, and activities I want to do for Halloween.  If only there were more hours in the day!  When I do have time to do a crafty thing, I like to keep it somewhat simple.  Mainly because it is hard to find time to do my crafty things, but also because I can get impatient and restless if things take too long.

Anyways, I found these Halloween looking berry picks at a local craft store and decided to turn it into a Halloween tree.  I think it turned out great and it was SUPER simple to put together.

DIY Halloween Tree

Supplies

  • Berry Picks – I used two picks.  You may get by with more or less depending on the size of the picks.  I found these cute Halloween/fall berry picks on Amazon.com that would work well.
  • Terra Cotta Pot
  • Black Spray Paint
  • Floral Foam
  • Spanish Moss
  • Electrical Tape
  • Glue Gun

DIY Halloween Tree Instructions

Cut a piece of floral foam approximately the size of the terra cotta pot.  Cut the sides of the foam off to fit inside the pot.

Size the foam so it sits flush with the top of the pot.

Originally I was going to modge podge scrapbook paper onto the outside of the pot, but ended up liking how the pot looked when it was just painted black.

Spray paint the pot black.  (Don’t mind the dripping paint marks!  I was planning on covering it up.) :)

Once the spray paint has dried, hot glue the foam into the pot.

Connect the berry picks using black electrical tape.  The is probably a better type of tape that could be used, but the electrical tape is what I had on hand and worked great.

Insert the berry picks into the center of the floral foam.  I put some hot glue at the top of the foam where the picks came out of the foam to add some extra security.  As a finishing touch and to cover the floral foam, cover the top of the foam with spanish moss.  Glue some pieces to the foam to help secure it in place.  Arrange the branches to give it a tree-like form.

There you go.  My easy, DIY Halloween decor.  What things are you making to decorate for Halloween?

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