Monday, October 4, 2010

Halloween Tree

I decided my Halloween decorations needed a boost this year but I wanted to be able to make decorations instead of buying new.  So I was looking around the internet the other day for some craft ideas.  I ran across this picture during my search and fell in love
I thought I could make a version of this easily enough so I went to Walmart (the only store in town that carries beads) the next day for supplies.  I was really disappointed by their bead selection.  They had some that would work, but at $4.25 per strand they just wouldn't work with my budget.  So, I went to Dollar Tree to see if they had anything I could use.  I was getting frustrated because I couldn't find anything but just as I was about to leave I saw these

I figured I could make them work so I bought 4 packages and headed home.  I decided to glitter the balls by using Mod Podge and some glitter I already had. 

I wasn't going to pay for branches so I sent my husband on a hunt for a branch or two.  He brought a couple home which I spray painted black.  Once dry, I put them in a glass vase with some black river rocks I already had here.  The end result:

Sorry about the camera batteries died shortly after I took these so I didn't have a chance to get better pics.
I think it turned out pretty well.  It's not exactly like the inspiration picture but for $4 worth of supplies I can't really complain!

and The Shabby Nest's Frugal Friday


Annabelle said...

That's really cute, Nichole!

Nicolle said...

Nichole, I love that so much. That is so cute! I am going to show this to my mom...she will flip. You did a great job. It's so cute and so unique!

Rambling Girl said...

Oh how cute, Nicolle! I have not even pulled my stuff out yet..I gotta get in the mood.

Anonymous said...

I like your project better than the inspiration project! WAY CUTER! Great job.

Anonymous said...

The decorations are even more breathtaking in real life.

---The Branch Hunter

Kerri said...

This is soooo CUTE ( I mean creepy!)...I love it! GREAT job!
I definately like yours better than your inspiration picture!

Cindy said...

That is so adorable!!!
Awesome job!
Enjoy the day

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

LOVE this idea!! And, I actually like yours even more. Great job!

Dawn said...

I'm a friend of Nicolle's.

Love your tree! You did a great job with it, especially on a budget. Impressive!

Dawn said...

I'm a friend of Nicolle's.

Love your tree! You did a great job with it, especially on a budget. Impressive!

Michelle Vandepol said...

super cute!

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

Great job! I love it.

Ginger Gruetzner said...

I like your version better! Much simpler and more wow! Thanks for sharing!



Fabulous idea!! I haven't put up a Halloween tree in years. You've given me the push!

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