So, I will confess that these pictures are from last year. But!!! since I took all the pictures with intentions of blogging about it then, I'll share it now :) Better late than never, eh?
I had this great idea a few years ago, but like many of my "good intentions" I never got around to it. Finally, last year when Hubby was gone on his hunting trip, I was noodling around looking for a new project to do... and I thought, "YES!!! Today I shall make a Halloween Tree!!" Don't you just love it when the Universe aligns and you actually have the TIME to do something WHEN you're thinking about it? That doesn't happen a lot for me, usually I'm thinking of a great idea when I don't have the time... and forget all about it when I do have the time. LOL. So this day.... the stars were in my favor!!
I started with a regular 'ol 4 ft. artificial tree. I'd had this tree for a few years and thought it would be perfect for this fun project.
gathered up all my half empty cans of black spray paint and got to work!
It took a LOT of pant and I had to spray pretty close to the "branches" to get good coverage.. but, as I said... I had a LOT of half empty cans of black paint.. I knew it would make Hunny super happy to get rid all those! :)
Some of the cans were a little "leaky" :) Finally!!! after what seemed like 3 hours, but was more like an hour (I'm impatient like that when I want to make something!!!) I thought it looked "good enough". About a half hour of dry time and it was ready for some lights and decorations!
Ta~Da!!!!! Love, Love, Love!!! How it turned out :) Some Orange and Purple lights, some handmade glitter bulbs that I'd made a year or two ago, some Dollar Tree skeletons, some half price decorations and FABULOUS tree topper I picked up at M's, and this baby was ready! Somebody hit the lights!