If you have been reading a while, you may have gotten that hit that I love Halloween home decor. Each year, I choose a spooky theme and go crazy.
This year, I wanted to spray paint some apples black, to make them look like poisoned apples and thus the spooky enchanted forest idea was born.
Here is what you will need to Make your Haunted Forest:
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Some Spooky Forest Animals and Accessories like Spider Webs, ect.
Black spray paint
PVC pipe thick enough to fit your branches
A PVC cap that fits your pipe
Spooky lighting (aka colored light bulb)
Halloween Home Decor: How to add a Halloween Tree to your Space
First, gather branches and spray paint them black. I was lucky enough to have a tree with a lot of dead branches and a husband who humored me and cut them down for my Halloween home decor!
Choose branches that will look like little dead trees. Lay them down and spray paint them black on each side.
Prepare your PVC:
Use a saw to cut your PVC into foot long strips. They make special PVC cutters that you can use, but since it was a small job, I just used my regular saw. These pieces of PVC will be the “vases” that will hold your branches up.
How to Assemble your Halloween Tree Base
For the base, I used some scrap 4x4s. I did one longer 4×4 with space for three trees and two small 4x4s that each holds one tree.
To make the base, simply drill a hole through your plastic PVC cap and then drill it into the wood.
Attach your PVC pieces into the caps. I used a mallet to make sure it was in super tight.
Spray paint your bases to match your trees.
Assemble your Haunted Forest
Place your bases inside or outside where you would like to place your forest. If you can, choose a spot where the bases will be concealed.
Place your black branches into their holders, and “poof” instant enchanted forest!
Add the Finishing Touches
Now it’s time for the fun part! Be sure to add some spooky colored light onto your trees (you want those scary haunted forest shadows)
Add a basket of poison apples, some snakes, a frog, some spider webs, some pumpkins, bats and maybe a monster! These DIY rat decals are awesome too!
Your imagination is the limit and this theme can go with so many spooky Halloween home decor ideas! Be sure to add spooky music as well!
The Finished Halloween Trees
I hope you enjoyed creating an entire Halloween haunted forest in your living room! Be sure to check out these Halloween party ideas and these awesome DIY Halloween crafts
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