Remember last February when I told you our kiddos talked me into keeping up our Christmas tree ALL YEAR LONG 😳. I said I thought it was a “cute” idea 🙄. Well, I wouldn’t exactly call it cute 9 months later. The words that come to mind now are more cranky like: RIDICULOUS, DUSTY, BEEN THERE DONE THAT, NO MORE, and even, PLEASE TAKE IT DOWN!!! Yes, Red is cranky, and ready for this tree to go bye bye. Somehow though, I did manage to pump out this last spooky version, and it is rather funny. Welcome to the very last “Annual Tree” in our home, and it’s last theme of the year…our “Fall Halloween Tree”.
You may have noticed my show stopper tree topper “Slick” up there holding up the joint, I mean tree. He has been flexing his green sparkly biceps non stop for days making sure those rascal kitties don’t bring the tree down. Lookin’ good, Slick.
You probably also noticed my other “so-called” BFF with the snazzy boots taking a nap under the tree. She is in big trouble when she wakes up.
If you want to make one of these goul-ish looking trees, I found the ghosts at the dollar store last year. The arms are adjustable which make them really simple to use outdoors or indoors. I also found the faux black and grey spider webs at the dollar store, too. The large adjustable spiders are very old, and I can’t remember where I got those 🤔.
If you missed the “Spooky Corner” behind the tree from last week, take the tour here: “Thrifty Spooky Halloween Corner“.
Before I fly away on my broomstick, I better tell you that the witches legs are pool noodles, my kid’s tights, and my old boots that I haven’t worn in years. I thought the pointy toes were very witchy. I covered everything up with a black tablecloth for the tree skirt.
Happy Halloween my GOUL-friends (and GUYZ too!) 🎃 ! Our oldest turns 20 this weekend…I just can’t believe it. Time sure flies when you’re in love with your family. Stay tuned for less cranky posts this holiday season. I am going ALL OUT this Christmas, and I promise lots of unique, affordable, ideas & a gorgeous wreath giveaway.
A little Imagination, love to all, Dad i
Your “last” holiday tree is really cute and creative, but I can understand your need to finally take it down. I would have had to done so about summertime, just to keep it from blocking the windows. Have fun with your Christmas decor – as fast as time flies, that time will be here soon.
Wow what a collection of goodies! Love the ghosts on the tree and the witches legs look so real with your old boots on.
Hope your pussycat isn’t in too much trouble, what did he do?
Have a fun time,
Hi Julie, What a spooktacular tree my friend! Take a well deserved bow, you rose to the challenge and made your kids a memory to last a lifetime, well done! I see Hilda’s passed out under the tree with her empty bottle of witches brew. Don’t let that one out of your sight or she’ll be sneaking out to party with the bones, I mean boys, in the front yard! Happy Birthday Daphne!
Oh my u did it again. Love your comments!! Sal is definitely interested in her!
I sent a comment, but I guess it didn’t go through.
The halloween tree is a great accomplishment. The ghosts are so cute and witchy witch legs are a good add on. What did your cat do that he will be in trouble for?
Have a fun time
Hi Bette! I got side tracked this week because we had a long power outage! I was referring to the “witch” that passed out under the tree. She is the one in trouble! The kitties never get in trouble around here. They run the place-ha ha! Just finished up an Italian Horn Cookie recipe…can’t wait for you to see it! They are so good.
I love them all!! However I am partial to this Halloween tree!🎃🎃👻👻👻👻 Soooo cute!
Thanks for keeping us inspired and smiling at the same time. I have a bunch of Facebook friends who compete to leave their trees up the longest. Then there are those who can’t wait to take the holiday tree down (like the day after Xmas).
I know that things aren’t easy with some of your family getting frail and needing your attention so remember your true fans will stick with you if you take a break here and there.
Laurel from PA.
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