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Halloween Trees Are The DIY Trend You Need To Try

Lucy Devine

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Halloween Trees Are The DIY Trend You Need To Try

Featured Image Credit: Gemma Evans/Danielle Culley/Jo Price

Nobody thought 2020 would pan out the way it did, and with the year drawing to a close, many Brits are so fed up, they've resorted to putting their Christmas decorations up extra early.

But if you're not quite ready to dig out the singing Santas, we've got the next best thing.

Say hello to Halloween trees, aka the DIY trend you *have* to try. The spooky decor has been popping up all over our social media feeds - and we've got to admit, we're a teeny bit obsessed.

It's just the kind of joy we need right now, and to give you all the inspiration you need to create your own, we've rounded up our favourites. Just look at these spooktacular designs...

We're obsessed with these spooky designs (Credit: Stephanie Dye)
We're obsessed with these spooky designs (Credit: Stephanie Dye)

Mum Gemma Evans told Tyla that in her house, Halloween is always a big occasion. And with everything going on this year, Gemma wanted to make the occasion extra special for her kids.

"Halloween is usually a big thing for us, but this year I wanted to make it extra special for the children as they have missed out on so much this year, I didn't want them to miss anymore. My twins love it!" Gemma explained.

Just *look* at her Halloween tree, we're obsessed with the pumpkins and the witch's hat to finish it off...

Gemma wanted to make Halloween extra special this year (Credit: Gemma Evans)
Gemma wanted to make Halloween extra special this year (Credit: Gemma Evans)

Meanwhile, Halloween-obsessed Stephanie Dye (who does a Halloween tree every year) also wanted to make 2020 a year to remember (for the right reasons) and decided on an extra special Wizard of Oz themed design.

Jam-packed with Dorothy-themed baubles, gingham ribbon, cobwebs and even Dorothy's ruby slippers, the tree also features a Wicked Witch of the West broomstick.

Stephanie created a Wizard of Oz themed tree (Credit: Stephanie Dye)
Stephanie created a Wizard of Oz themed tree (Credit: Stephanie Dye)

"I do a Halloween tree every year but I always do a different theme," Stephanie told Tyla.

"This year I went with The Wizard of Oz as I wanted to design something a little different, something that wasn't too scary for my little girl but also that I'd never seen done before!"

Check out a video of the tree below:

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Despite them not technically being Christmas trees, you can still use plenty of festive decorations on your Halloween trees, such as tinsel and fairy lights.

Danielle Culley even created some amazing DIY baubles with her kids and also added some pumpkin lights. She explained: "We made our own polystyrene baubles and printed the faces out. [We used] PVA glue over them and left to dry - they were so expensive to buy so I thought I'd attempt."

She later told Tyla: "My children adore Halloween and since it's been such a pants year why bloody not!"

Just look at her amazing tree - and she used tinsel...

Danielle made her own baubles using polystyrene (Credit: Danielle Culley)
Danielle made her own baubles using polystyrene (Credit: Danielle Culley)

With many festivities cancelled this year, it makes sense that Halloween trees would be a huge hit - after all, we have to find a way to bring the celebrations indoors, while sticking to the local rules.

Jo Price explained it's the first time she's tried a Halloween tree, but with all the restrictions in place, she wanted to be a little extra for the kids.

"This is the first year I've done it, with all the restrictions we wanted to go a little extra and still make it feel festive. The children absolutely love it," she told us.

Jo explained they even managed to keep it on a budget, with everything costing less than £30.

Jo explained the tree cost less than £30 in total (Credit: Jo Price)
Jo explained the tree cost less than £30 in total (Credit: Jo Price)

Meanwhile, Chantel Jones' tree looks equally terrifying, jam-packed with skulls, cobwebs, spiders, pumpkins and skeletons.

Chantel also used 'BEWARE' tape and plastic knives for some extra freaky decor. She told us: "I decided to do something a little bit different this year and make it fun for the kids with everything that's going on.

"This is the first year I've done this and it certainly seems to have got lots of attention. We had lots of fun decorating it!"

Chantel's tree is jam packed with creepy decor (Credit: Chantel Jones)
Chantel's tree is jam packed with creepy decor (Credit: Chantel Jones)

We can't wait to get started on our Halloween trees this weekend - you know where to find us!

Topics: Life News, halloween, Style

Lucy Devine
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