I was at Target a few weeks back and was admiring their very creepy black Halloween trees. I grabbed one to put into my cart...and then I saw the price tag $49...per tree!
No thank you.
Upon closer inspection I realized I could make my very own creepy Halloween decor for a fraction of what I would be paying for the Target version.
I set off to find 1) creepy looking branches, 2) black spray paint 3) floral foam and 4) terra cotta pots.
Finding branches was easy; me and my oldest daughter found what we needed on our side yard in about 5 minutes.
I picked up the rest of my supplies at Michaels.
Step 1: unwrap the styrofoam floral ball and shove it down into the terra cotta pot. Repeat for the 2nd one. Really jam it in there good.
Step 2: arrange the branches you found in a "creepy manner" (I just made that up...just now).
Step 3: spray paint everything black. Multiple coats. You want this to be really really black.
Step 4: admire your handiwork.
I love how it turned out. I also love that I spent about $15 total for both creepy trees.