Sunday, October 27, 2013

Eeeek There's A Spider On My Halloween Tree

It's always nice to take something someone else does not want and make it your own by putting your personality in it.  Whether you call it upscaling,  recycling, re-purposing, or whatever, it is fun to see what you can do to make it your own.  My Halloween tree started it's life as a Christmas tree, a can of black spray paint transformed it into a Halloween tree
It did not always look this way , it has evolved over the years.  First of all it looked like this when I bought it home. Sorry for the bad picture. As you can see it was very sad on the day I brought it home from Goodwill.
When I first started playing with it I called it my fall tree,  it evolved from there.. Some of the pictures are a bit blurry... Please bear with the evolution process.

This year's tree is a little bit brighter and the pictures are somewhat less blurry. The following pictures are of the tree progressing through the decorating process and then the final tree.
 The tree skirt is made of a remnant from JoAnn's.
 The garlands are from our local Goodwill.

I had a bunch of bittersweet branches from Goodwill.

 Voila - Halloween tree.

And now I will show you a picture of my real Halloween tree in the back of  my yard.

Pretty cool isn't it.

While I was going through my pictures I saw so many of my fall dishes that I have to dig out  to use for my fall tablescapes.  It's funny how you can forget what you have unless you have a system to keep track of it all. 

Maybe someone can offer me some hints on how they manage to keep track.  The following picture is of some plates I bought for myself on my annual Birthday Plate buying spree. All I have to do is find them so I can use them.

Have a wonderful Sunday,  and remember to stay happy! and stay safe!  I am looking forward to visiting you and to having you visit me.  Leave a comment, I am always delighted to hear from you.

I am linking to:

Seasonal Sundays

Metamorphosis Monday

Inspire Me Tuesday


  1. Candy, I love your Halloween tree! (I seem to be in spider mode in my Fall decorations this year, too.) I hate the real ones, but your spiders are fun - and cute! Great shot of the real tree in your yard, too. :-)

  2. I have never seen a halloween tree before! Now that is something else!!

  3. How cute and fun is this. I love it. I would love for you to link up to my Inspire Me party that will be live today at 2:30 PT. Hope to see you there. Hugs, Marty

  4. Birthday plate buying spree? I love it! I am addicted to plates and dishes, what a great reason to buy more. Those plates you have are gorgeous!
    I love the cute spider in your tree, too :)

  5. The Halloween tree is such fun - I'm amazed at all the things you managed to put on it. I love the dishes - I have to open my cupboards from time to time and look at everything. I do have a list of what is in each cupboard - but sometimes they don't get back in the same place and I'm in trouble then. LOL

  6. Wow your Halloween tree is certainly ready for the big day. So many cute Halloween pieces.

  7. Love the evolution of your tree.

    I keep my dishes sorted by color. When I'm putting a tablescape together I find I'm usually looking for a plate of a certain color, say a blue plate, so then I go looking in the blue section. I keep seasonal separate sorted by season. Hope that helps! I'm also trying to make a photo inventory but I honestly find that I'm a hands on person.

    - The Tablescaper

  8. Your fall Halloween tree is just awesome, I love how it has evolved. Always a cool way to spend your time looking for little bits to add to the tree. Gorgeous!

  9. Such a great tree, perfect for Halloween. I didn't get to do what i wanted this year, due to surgery and a kitchen remodel. There's always next year. Love the idea of a Halloween tree, spider and all.