DIY Halloween Nevermore Tree

October’fest of Fun! {Theme: Fall Crafts}

Welcome, DIY friends! In lieu of the regularly scheduled DIY Fall Festival this week, I’m super excited to be kicking off and hosting the October’fest of Fun with some of my blog friends! Today’s theme is “crafts”. All fall crafts, including spooky!
I decorate one area for Halloween every year, one small fun Halloween vignette. This year, I’m bringing back my “nevermore” tree that I made a few years ago. I swapped out the container, added a few more crows. Here are some tips on how I made mine for making your own:
Materials:
  • Vase, container, urn. I used glass this time but any container for holding small branches works. A few years ago, I used an old thrift store vase and spray painted it black…

DIY Halloween decor

  • Small branch (desired size that fits your container). Choose one that has several branch-offs to look more like a tree.
  • Black spray paint
  • Styrofoam cone
  • Handful of dry moss. Other options: shredded newspaper, crinkled paper
  • Dollar Store accessories: faux crows, plastic spiders, cotton spider webbing, ribbon
  • Optional: low temp hot glue
Tutorial: DIY nevermore tree tutorial
1. I started by spraying my branch black and adding a touch of black to my dried moss and let them dry.
2. Because I used a glass container, I lined it with a scrap piece of dropcloth.
3. Paper, newspaper, moss would also work.
4. Using the bottom of my tree branch, I poked a hole into the circular side of my cone. Insert the Styrofoam cone into container with the circular side/hole facing up. You can secure your foam to the container. I didn’t.
5. Insert the branch into the Styrofoam hole. Secure with hot glue if needed.
6. Cover styrofoam with dried moss, crinkled paper or shredded paper. Glue into place if desired.
7.  8.  9. ACCESSORIZE: I strung more dried moss and spider webs to my branches (drag the spider webbing). Attach crows. I used black twist ties to attach some of my crows, others are just propped on branches. I did use hot glue to attach a few plastic spiders and added a couple of snips of sheer ribbon here and there for a little added whimsy.
Stand back and admire!
Do you decorate for Halloween? Any fun fall crafts to share?
  • Note: Today’s theme is “crafts” – Fall or Halloween crafts only please {ALL FALL DIY FALL FESTIVAL resumes next Wed.}
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Don’t forget to visit these blog friends this week:
Thursday: Link up your fall mantels with Shannon @ Fox Hollow Cottage

Friday: Share your fall tablescapes with Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia

Saturday: Debbie @ Debbiedoo’s - share your fall home tour!
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