‘Tis the season to be spooky! Halloween is around the corner, so get your yard ready for those eager trick-or-treaters. There are lots of ways to deck out your lawn, but what about your trees? Give your home that hair-raising haunted house effect with just a few simple steps.
Here are three Halloween tree decor ideas from easiest to craftiest.
Eye See You
Give your tree trunks an eerie makeover with glow-in-the-dark eyes. Cut pairs of circles out of glow-in-the-dark material (like foam) and color a black oval slit in each. You can also use regular construction paper with glow-in-the-dark paint or markers. Add multiple sets of eyes on one tree or give each trunk in your yard a pair of peepers.
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This idea gets second place because even though Halloween tree decor lights are a no-brainer, hanging them gets a bad rap for being a hassle. Get in the spirit by hanging orange or purple (extra points for both!) lights on your trees. As a more economic option, grab a few bags of cotton spider webs and drape them on your branches for a creepy-crawly look.
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Hang with Friends
Animate your trees with a few themed decorations. Use a bat stencil to cut a figure out of black poster board. Use glow-in-the-dark paint to add eyes, then punch a hole in the bottom of the bat. Hang it upside down for a cute decoration. You can also do this with DIY ghosts. Cover a Styrofoam ball with enough cheesecloth that a third of the material covers the ball and two-thirds (or longer) is hanging down. Add a couple of black eyes and hang your new pal from a branch.
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Halloween tree decor can be fun for the whole family. Get the gang involved and spook your trees for Hallows’ Eve!