Friday, October 30, 2009

Halloween Craftiness

This Halloween has been a particularly crafty one for me. Not only have I helped decorate hay bales, but I have also spent some time making a Halloween Treat Tree. Heather suggested that we make the Halloween Treat Tree, and I was more than happy to join in the fun!

The tree was originally made for the Halloween Festival that we were participating in. However, the festival was canceled due to rain, and the tree ended up in my office. It is rather large due to the fact that it was originally designed to be outside, but I have to admit it still looks cute as an office decoration.

I should have had Heather take the pictures of the tree because my photography skills definitely leave something to be desired. These pictures don't show how cute the tree really is, but at least you can get an idea of how it turned out!

Here are a couple of full tree photos. The base of the tree is a clay pot spray painted black. The tree itself is a branch spray painted black. The branch is held in place with oasis (used in flower arrangements). We stacked the green blocks of oasis in the pot and secured the branch by poking it through the oasis. We then covered the top of the pot with a piece of cardboard cut to size and placed black stones on top of the cardboard. If you are making a smaller tree, it would be better to use plaster of paris to secure the branch. Since our tree was so big, we didn't use plaster of paris because it would make the tree too heavy and hard to transport.


Here is a close-up of the tree. I love the spooky black branches and the precious treat bags!


And of course-a picture of one of the treat bags! We found the small white sacks at Hobby Lobby. We stuffed the bags with candy, folded over the top, and used a hole puncher to punch the hole. We then tied a cute orange ribbon on them and hung them on our tree.

My coworkers have really enjoyed the tree being in my office! They think the tree is so cute, and their eyes light up just a little when I tell them they can pick a treat bag off the tree!

18 comments:

Ann said...

I want to work at your office!

Blair said...

Very cute idea, thanks for sharing!
Happy Halloween!

AG said...

This is great! I am going to do this next year. Thanks for the idea and Happy Halloween! :)

Annie said...

what an adorable idea!! i do the same type of thing at christmas with a wreath. i tie candy with ribbon to a wreath and leave a little clipper hanging from the wreath and then people can just clip the candy off and enjoy :)

short southern momma said...

too cute girl! I wish I was that crafty! Hope you have a great weekend! = )

The France Family said...

Cute!!!

MissJody said...

Very NICE!!
Great idea you lil' crafty Lady-YOU!!

Sunshinemeg said...

Happy Halloweeny!

Perfectly Imperfect said...

cute idea! i wish i worked with you!

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Kristen said...

love the tree!!

Kassie said...

What a cute idea, thanks for sharing!!

Rachel H. said...

Those are really cute! You would make a great teacher and a great mom! :)

Kristin said...

Ohhhhhhhhh, I just love that! My Nonnie always had a little tree in her kitchen that had treats on its branches. I just love your spooky version!

Ms. Attitude said...

That is so cool!

pocket full of pink said...

That is ADORABLE!! What a fun idea!! When we have kiddos I'll have to make one as a countdown to Halloween. You are so crafty, I love it!

Gwen said...

I really think Ellie will get to host a Halloween party next year just so I can do this little craft!!! So cute!!! XOXO

Katiebell said...

That tree is way bigger than I thought...it's almost as tall as your closet! Wish I could've seen it in person!!