It's the perfect spot for our Vintage Halloween Cat and for $2 I couldn't pass it up. You've probably seen these trees at Hobby Lobby and I've always thought they looked so sad. Especially the black ones! I'm sorry, but I just think there is something wrong with black Christmas trees. Black is for Halloween! Not Christmas!
Here's a very bad cell phone photo before it was decorated -
Worse than Charlie Brown's tree - don't you think? But it made a great base for our vintage tree. I filled it in with lengths of black tulle, also from Hobby Lobby, and that made all the difference in the world. The tulle was cut in lengths equal to the branches, and tied onto the trunk. Then we added ribbon, ornaments made with glitter paper, starbursts made from paper straws and small ornaments from Garden Ridge. You might know it as At Home but it will always be Garden Ridge to me! The Boo ornament came from Michaels. It was plain wood and got a coat of orange paint and glitter, of course!
Quite a difference don't you think?
We are lucky enough to have a Cricut, and cut out the bats, witch, ravens and cat out with it. They have a great vintage feel, especially with the glitter paper.
The orange sparkly ribbon also came from Hobby Lobby and took an entire spool. The pumpkins were perfect after I hit them with a coat of spray glue and orange glitter.
I had a small flower pot out in the garage that we spray painted orange to use as a base. We filled it with plaster of Paris, then removed the wood base from the tree and set it into the pot. Leigh and I debated about decorating it, but ultimately felt that it detracted from the tree and looked better plain.
I know it's kind of early for Halloween, but I've been dreaming about this tree since January and just couldn't wait any longer! Besides, I'm going to start decorating for Halloween next weekend. What better way to spend a 3 day weekend than turning the house into Halloween Town?
What do you think? Too early or not? Please let me know if I'm crazy or just getting ahead of the holiday rush?
Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!