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Okay, so if you know me and my family and live anywhere near us you would know that we are known as the Griswolds of our neighborhood, because every year we have the brightest house in the ‘hood. We love Christmas and Christmas trees and lights and ornaments and…. well, you get the idea. So when Treetopia reached out with the opportunity for me create my very own Halloween tree, I was overjoyed!
I mean, the sooner I can get a tree up and decorated in my home, the better! Amiriiiight???
I quickly fell in love with the Obsidian Black Christmas Tree. Gorgeous! I love it because it is not like most black trees you find in stores. It has the perfect sheen making it such an elegant and shimmery tree. It was easy to assemble and incredibly full. Plus, it is pre-lit so setting it up and plugging it in only took a matter of minutes.
I’ll be honest, I have never done a Halloween Tree before, but the first idea that came to mind was to create a Phantom of the Opera/Masquerade Inspired Halloween Tree. And frankly the best place for it was our dining room!
Then, of course, I headed to Hobby Lobby to find some inspiration and craft supplies.
I got feathers, roses, cute foam spiderwebs, dimensional fabric paint, sequins and ribbon. Then I got to work on my masterpiece.
The best part about this experience was that my kids got totally into it! We have been working on our Fall Bucket List for the past couple of weeks and this gave me another opportunity to do something unique and fun with them this season. Their enthusiasm and concentration just melted my heart! (now if they could only do that when they pick up their toys)
Together we embellished the spiderwebs and masks with sequins to give them some sparkle and dimension.
I had these foam ball shaped ornaments I bought on clearance last year and I applied glitter and feathers to them to go with the theme.
I’m such a messy crafter, I know!
Then, I really wanted to do something a little more eery and decorate some of the masks with blood. I used dimensional fabric paint and began to apply the paint on the top part of the masks and then began to run the paint down (as if the blood was dripping down them).
They came out exactly as I had pictured them!
I was so happy the dimensional fabric paint gave me the effect I wanted. I mean, how cool is that??? You can even wear those masks out for Halloween! (side note: if you try this, just make sure to give them enough time to dry completely.)
And then it was time to put it all together and everything just coordinated wonderfully.
Here is a close-up of one of the masks my daughter helped me decorate. With the extra details we added to the white masks, they actually ended up looking like they were porcelain. The dark red roses I added reminded me of the love story behind the Phantom of the Opera.
I even used some of the pumpkins I transformed for my DIY Fall Centerpiece. The gold pumpkins looked perfect with the color scheme.
I included large red glass ornaments as they reminded me of a combination of grand chandeliers and red velvet walls you would find in an old Opera house. The red and gold decorations really popped on the black tree.
And finally, I added a tall feminine mask with tall feathers for the topper.
But I just couldn’t stop there! Since I wanted to tie my dining room together with the tree, I created a simple red and black flag swag from a couple of felt sheets and red ribbon to go over my dining room mirror.
I found some candle holders and pumpkins I had saved from previous years (thank goodness, I’m a hoarder!) and created a simple centerpiece for the table. The runner is actually a Christmas runner, but I turned it upside down and it worked out perfectly.
I just love how everything turned out.
I hope I inspired you to do a little something different with your trees this holiday season. And if you are looking for even more inspiration, head on over to the other talented bloggers who created their own Halloween trees for this fun Blog Hop, then check out the Treetopia Blog for even more ideas!
Sarah of All Things with Purpose
Fotini of Farmhouse Chic Blog
Meagan of Sunshine and Sippy Cups
****Oh and yes! That amazing announcement!****
Treetopia and I have come together to give away a $150 GIFT CARD so that you too can have an amazing tree as well!
So how do you enter?
First, make sure you are following me on Instagram.
Then be on the lookout for my post (below) first thing tomorrow morning with all the instructions on what to do and when the winner will be announced!
Need a little reminder? No problem! Just subscribe to my blog and I’ll send you a message so you don’t forget! Which tree will you get if you win?