Spooky Halloween Trees: Front Yard Display
We LOVE Halloween…I mean, what’s not to love? A holiday without the pressure of a million presents to buy, and in Minnesota, at least a 50/50 chance of no snow. A time for imaginations to run wild with fun decorations, costumes and parties. Tee and I had just begun to ponder what magical decorations we could dream up this year, when I stumbled upon TREASURE. As I walked out my front door to my (day) job, I saw my neighbor Steve up in a tree, and a pile of branches on the ground below him. “OOH…STEVE! Can you save me some dead branches?” “Do I even want to know?” Steve laughed. Now, I didn’t know what we were going to do with those branches, but I assured him it would be FABULOUS. That evening, Tee and I picked through a pile of branches with the intention of doing a potted outdoor display. But holding the large branches next to us, we thought they looked more like trees! Not just trees, but Spooky Halloween Trees!
Big Impact, Little Bitty Price
We “planted” our trees in the ground, and made a quick trip to the dollar store. $30 dollars later, we had a SPOOK-TACULAR eye catching display that was the envy of the neighborhood, and had our children squealing in delight. Follow the simple directions below to re-create this fun and easy display.
2-7 Tree Branches (Depending on how many "trees" you want)
Black Crow Figurines (2 per tree)
Black "Creepy Cloth" (1-2 per tree)
Thin crafting wire
Step 1: Collect number of tall tree branches you would like to use.
Step 2: Dig a small hole at least 6 inches deep for each branch. Push branch down into hole and fill in soil around the base until branch is sturdy.
Step 3: Unfold your "Creepy Cloth" and cut in half because the sheets are very large. Drape cloth around and through branches.
Step 4: Add your black crow figurines to the branches . We used thin wire to attach the crows' feet to the tree.
Step 5: Attach your large spiders to the "trunk" of the branch using wire or glue