Saturday, October 15, 2011

Halloween Tree

When we were at the lake the other week, The kids were about to throw a pretty big branch into the water.  Jess said, "what a cool looking branch!" So I took a double take and said I was thinking about making a halloween tree. She looked at me and said, "if you can get that in your car, do it"
With a little seat rearranging it was in.
It was big, but it had the spooky tree look going..

 I cut it down a lot, to where that curve in tree is, see it?
 Next was to spray paint it all black.
Sooo, I grabbed some supplies.

 And a boy to help.

 The boy brought a dino.

He said it looked cool in the black grass.

 It did...
Not pictured is us spray painting an old weaved pot dark purple and some rocks orange.
Basically, I put some rocks at the bottom of the pot so it would not topple, and to position the tree. In order to keep the weight down, I used crumpled up newspaper in the middle for filler. Then I topped with orange sprayed rocks.
 The base looks like this,

And this is the tree, all decked out.

It's kind of awesome!
 It will be even more awesome when I get more lights!
and more decorations!
It will!


Shel said...

Oh my gosh, it's all sorts of awesome! Totally makes me want to make one! It's truly the prefect branch for a Halloween tree! Love, love, love, love it!

Andrea said...

Good eye for a cool branch. I may have to grab this idea and run with it. I am not great at decorating, but I like it with the light! And spray paint, can't go wrong.

mamak said...

If you want it to come out super great, there must be beer. Just sayin' I don't know if you can recreate this project with out that vital ingredient.

Theresa said...

Very, very cool!!!! I love it!!

And I love that one of your supplies was beer! lol!

Elemental Handcrafts said...

I shall now call you Martha. Awesome!

MamaTea said...

Absolutely awesome. Truly. And I love the supplies that were needed to make the tree. ;)

And because you're so awesome, I have an award for you over at my blog. I don't know if you're into the award thing...but I just wanted you to know you rock. :)