Okay, now before I begin today's post I have a confession to make. I belong to a couple of Dollar Tree craft groups on Facebook. There I said it, but I'm not ashamed. LOL
Last week a lady in one of the groups posted a picture of a Halloween tree she made using a mini Christmas tree she found in her local Dollar Tree. Of course I had to find one of those trees because I was so inspired that I needed to create one for my husband. After all Halloween is his favorite holiday. Three Dollar Trees later I finally found one. ONE. That's it. ONE tree and it was the 'display'. I didn't know it was the 'display'. Not until I got to the register. I was scared that they weren't going to sell it to me, but they did and I thanked them profusely for doing so.
After coming home with my single Dollar Tree purchase I immediately set it outside on my trusty spool where I spray paint all my craft items in need of painting. I ran in the house, found my black spray paint and sprayed every nook and cranny until my green tree was now black. Once painted I allowed it to cure for several days before proceeding with creating ornaments to hang on it.
Originally I was going to use some of the flat disc ornaments from Hobby Lobby but they were too big. And since I was not planning to run to a craft store this weekend I thought about the ornaments I'd made years ago using glow in the dark glitter. I went to the shed, found them and brought them in. After stripping away the vinyl I'd put on them so long ago I created new designs to take their place. This time, I'd decorate with Nightmare Before Christmas designs. I selected pictures from Google, traced them in Silhouette Design Studio, cut and applied.
|A little fuzzy but they still glow in the dark|
Now all I needed was a tree skirt. So remembering that I had purchased some Nightmare Before Christmas fabric last season I pulled it out of my stash, drew a couple circles, cut them out and stitched the pieces together. I wished I'd cut it a bit bigger but this one still works well.
With my tree skirt made I was ready to decorate my tree. Thankfully I had one set of purple lights left from the several I'd purchased at the Dollar Tree a month ago. The picture doesn't show the lights very well but the lights really help to pull it all together. And hubby really liked his new piece of Halloween décor.