Greetings and Salutations. If you are visiting for the Coffin Hop, welcome to my strange area of the internet. I originally published this in Halloween 2011. I've added some photos down below.
Growing up, I remember Ray Bradbury's "The Halloween Tree". I wanted one.
Now, fair readers, if you ever have the joy of painting something in 3D, don't. It was a pain. I inhaled more spray paint in the last few days than a huffer on holiday.
Needless to say, when you are dealing with something with various angles and that sticks out in every direction, it can be difficult.
Every fifth branch was painted red. I was originally going to do purple, but the store didn't have a good selection of purple spray paint (Sorry, K State).
I was also cautious about how much paint was applied.
Red also was very tacky after application, and if I do this again for some insane reason, will hang the branches instead of laying them down.
Good thing I didn't use a Cat Skull as a topper.
Then we ran to Target, ignored the Christmas section (which seems to grow larger every day), and found Halloween Garland, spiders with LED butts, glow in the dark bats and skeletons, and one freaking huge vampire skull for a topper (yes, it's fake).
I used LED lights for the tree for a couple reasons.
1. not much heat produced.
2. not sure how inflammable said Halloween tree is with several cans of spray paint added to it. I have a feeling something was voided in the process.
Then Wah-la. The Halloween Tree was born.
Now celebrating it's third year.