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Halloween Holiday Tree

Updated on September 20, 2013

Spooky Halloween Holiday Tree

The dilemma as to when to put up the Christmas tree brought me to the idea of a Spooky Halloween Holiday Tree. Every year as Christmas rapidly approaches, I dread pulling the Christmas tree from where it is buried in the garage and bringing it in the house to set it up. While it does go together in just 3 pieces, it always seems like such a hassle to bring in for just a month and then take down. Thus, a came up with this idea.

I put my tree up at the end of September and went to my local craft stores and big box retailers. I found various decorations and lights to decorate my Spooky Holiday Tree. I loved the way it turned out. It gave me a new, exciting way to not only decorate for Halloween, but it also got me thinking about the possibilities for other holidays like Thanksgiving, Valentine's Day, and Easter.

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Halloween Trees

You can always use your Christmas tree as a base for your Halloween tree, but if you prefer something more festive you may want to go for a black artificial trees. Black artificial trees are available in a variety of sizes and styles. Some are pre-lit and some come without lights. Find the one that best fits your Halloween decorating needs.

When witches go riding,

and black cats are seen,

the moon laughs and whispers,

'tis near Halloween.

~Author Unknown

Halloween Tree Decorations
Halloween Tree Decorations

What You Will Need to Start Your Halloween Holiday Tree

Your holiday decor normally will match your personality and your own personal style or taste. When I look for decorations, I look for items that are cute, but not cheap looking, and items that have more of a whimsical feel or look for the most part. For my tree, I started off by selecting lights. I purchased the small, twinkle style lights from Target. They actually had several colors to choose from for Halloween including green, orange, purple, and a set with all 3 colors. I personally chose the orange lights, but again, this is your tree and you should decorate to suit your personal taste.

I then started thinking about what would be a good focal point or tree topper. I chose a fuzzy black spider with purple accents. The spider had movable, poseable legs, which allowed me to position it to fit the top of my tree. The spider was approximately 12" in size. You may want to choose a skull, ghost, or even some type of a pumpkin.

Witch Hat Ornament (Also a Photo Holder)

Witch Hat Ornament (Also a Photo Holder)
Witch Hat Ornament (Also a Photo Holder)
Witch Voodoo Doll Oranament
Witch Voodoo Doll Oranament

Ornaments for Your Halloween Holiday Tree

After I decided on the lights and tree topper, I started looking for items that would make good "ornaments," or items that would be easy to hang or stick to the tree. I found some small glittery skeletons at my local craft store. I personally chose black and silver colored skeletons to match my theme. I then took them home and was able to put some string around the neck to make it easy to hang on the tree. I found other items such as small colorful spiders with fuzzy and glittery legs that were easy to attach to branches, as well as a couple of medium sized poseable fuzzy spiders in green and purple.

I found various items at my local craft store including a whimsical looking witches hat, which was actually supposed to be a picture holder, but served great to hang from the tree where you would normally attach the picture. I also found several zombie looking figures that were designed as keychains that already had a method of haning attached to it. There are so many great items out there to use. Choose the look that you like best, and be creative with how an item suited for one purpose can work for something else.

Spooky or Cute?

Halloween Decorations
Halloween Decorations

What kind of decorations do you use for Halloween?

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If you have put up a Halloween tree please share your ideas. If you haven't, do you think this is an idea you will try?

Have You Ever Put up a Halloween Tree?

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    • Scarlettohairy profile image

      Peggy Hazelwood 

      6 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      No, I never have. Sounds like a fun way to decorate!

    • Elsie Hagley profile image

      Elsie Hagley 

      6 years ago from New Zealand

      Interesting lens. No we don't do Halloween in New Zealand. But I enjoy making Halloween lens, it makes me feel I am with you all enjoying a spooky evening.

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      mouse1996 lm 

      6 years ago

      I have never put up a Halloween tree, but I would like to try it now.

    • victoriuh profile image


      6 years ago

      I probably won't do one, but I do leave my Christmas tree up past New Year's because it seems a waste otherwise.

    • WriterJanis2 profile image


      6 years ago

      I do one every year.

    • Ardyn25 profile image


      6 years ago

      I like your Halloween tree!

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      Bill Armstrong 

      6 years ago from Valencia, California

      Hmm interesting twist;)

    • Camden1 profile image


      6 years ago

      I've never put one up, but what a fun idea!

    • ItayaLightbourne profile image

      Itaya Lightbourne 

      6 years ago from Topeka, KS

      What a cute idea! Blessings. :)

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      6 years ago

      Haven't put up a Halloween Tree but when the kids were little we decorated the front shrubs outside for Halloween.

    • KimGiancaterino profile image


      6 years ago

      I haven't done a Halloween tree, but have made several wreaths. Halloween is fun to celebrate, and ushers in the holiday season with humor and whimsy. Maybe this year a tree? Thanks for the ideas.

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      orange3 lm 

      6 years ago

      No, I've never put up a Halloween tree. Maybe I'll try one outdoors this year.

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      6 years ago

      Great idea,my kids would love it.

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      Laurel Johnson 

      6 years ago from Washington KS

      Never put up a Halloween tree, but it's a cute idea!!

    • Gypzeerose profile image

      Rose Jones 

      6 years ago

      Very cute - pinned to my holidays board. I agree - the trees are too special for just one holiday!

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      Susan Deppner 

      6 years ago from Arkansas USA

      Thanks for recommending my Halloween Ornaments lens. There are so many adorable ones - and scary ones - available, any combination of which makes a really fun Halloween tree!

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      6 years ago

      No, but it's a great idea for the next Halloween. Thanks for sharing :)

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      rewards4life info 

      6 years ago

      No I have never even thought about it, what a good idea.

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      6 years ago

      Not yet but i love the idea


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