This year we've added a entire Halloween Tree
display to our dining room built with a variety of
products bought at local department
stores and Halloween shops. Before we begin, I should mention that digital camera's do
not do justice to bright and colorful objects, but believe me, this
display looks very impressive! Below is what we used to create our 2007
Halloween Tree display.
Called the "Lighted Grapevine Tree", this is one example of a
very well made, commercially manufactured Halloween tree available
during the Halloween season. It measure a full
eighty-four inches tall, even though the box stated
that it was only seventy-two inches tall.
The limbs are bendable,
so you can arraign them just about any way you want.
Just don't bend them to far or the paint will begin
to chip. The tree comes
pre-strung with orange mini-lights, saving us the chore
of stringing them ourselves. The tree is boxed in three
pieces and is very easy to assemble, and includes a
bendable wire stand.
The Tree fits perfectly inside the large, metal framed "Vine Arch",
which measures ninety-nine inches tall by forty-eight inches wide. It is
boxed in three pieces and is very easy to assemble.
The only problem was that since the tree,
fence and arch all came pre-lit with orange colored mini-bulbs, it was
actually to much orange and needed a contrasting color. So, we replaced
the three strings of orange lights on the Vine Arch with an equal amount
of purple mini-lights.
The "Black Lighted Fence" panels create a creepy
gothic style fence. They come in a set of two, with each panel measuring
forty-six inches wide by thirty-seven inches tall
and come pre-strung with orange mini-lights.
are packaged three pieces per panel and are very easy
to assemble. You could also add a very small amount of fake cob webs running
from one finale down to the base.
The Lamp Posts
Two sixty inch tall "Lighted Lamp Posts" make a
great addition to the overall display. They come
boxed in three pieces and are very simple to
replaced the standard C7 bulbs that came
installed in the lamp posts with flickering C7 bulbs to give the
effect that the lamps are actually lit by a candle
or lantern wick. You could also apply a very light amount of fake cob webs
running from the lamp down to the base.
We used a variety decorations and ornaments to adorn our Halloween tree
Artificial Crow Skeletons Hung from Nooses Orange and Black Glass Bulbs Jack O' Lantern Ornaments Plastic Spiders and Bats
Glass ornaments should
be hung as close as possible to the mini-lights so that
they will pick up
light and reflect it. To hang our ornaments we used
regular metal Xmas ornament hooks.
tree topper we
used an evil looking Jack O' Lantern Halloween decoration.
If you have indoor pets you may want to cordon off
the area as they want to play with the shiny
decorations and in the Spanish moss.
We didn't want our Halloween Tree display to simply sit on our tile floor, so
we made a blanket of Spanish moss, dried leaves and twigs around the
applied some moss to the base of the tree to look as though
it were slowly creeping up it. After Halloween you can
store all the moss in large Zip-Lok bags and use it
again next year.
the right hand side of the tree, we placed a large
high quality Tombstone, then placed an
"Amazing Rainbow Pumpkin Light" behind it to create
a very eerie effect. On the left side we placed two
medium size, lighted
artificial Jack O' Lanterns sitting on top of two cut logs
of different heights for a two level effect. Finally, we
hung a spooky looking wreath on one of the walls as a