Until just recently, I never knew that Halloween Christmas trees were a thing. Apparently they’re becoming all the rage. Of course, I love decorating my tree at Christmas but I never dreamed that I could decorate it for Halloween, too. That also lets me leave it up much longer, right? While you normally stick with lights, colorful or gold and silver bulbs and red ribbon for Christmas, Halloween trees are more like cobwebs, witches’ hats and pumpkins, and they’re super fun.
If you’ve never considered decorating your Christmas tree for Halloween, you’re definitely not alone. But, I’ve found 15 fun and creative ways that you can turn that otherwise Christmas holiday themed tree into something wonderful for the Halloween decorating season. These are particularly great if you are planning a Halloween party. And if you are, be sure to also check out these 30 ghoulish Halloween cupcakes that are so easy to make. If you have been longing for a new way to decorate for Halloween, this is definitely something that you will want to check out.
From candy corn trees to candy filled ornaments, there are many ways that you can turn an ordinary Christmas tree into the perfect Halloween décor. I love the entire idea of this and can’t wait to whip up some yarn pumpkins to hang and some ghost tassels or black cat garland. You could even start small and just wrap your tree in orange and purple ribbons or go all out and include any number of Halloween decorations. Or, use these cute little Halloween decorations to embellish it. I’m so excited to show you these decorating ideas and I hope you love them as much as I do!
1. Candy Corn Tree
This cute Christmas turned Halloween tree is all decorated for the season in candy corn colors. You can turn a white Christmas tree into this Halloween tree with just a little paint. When you’re finished making the candy corn colors, use pumpkins and other Halloween based items to decorate it. This one is perfect for decorating indoors or you could just as easily put it out on the porch.
2. Basic Black And Orange Halloween Tree
I love this idea of just adding black and orange decorations to your Christmas tree. This would work really well with a lighted tree but you could use one that’s not as well. Just add store bought or DIY Halloween decorations like paper plate pumpkins and anything else that you can find to decorate it. Maybe even add some orange berry twigs to give it a bit more color.
3. Black And White Halloween Tree
If you have an old tree that you can use, paint it black. Those old white or silver trees from years ago work really well and you can find them at thrift stores for just a dollar or so each. Once it’s black, decorate in hues of white and black, maybe adding some black cats or spooky ribbon. You can add in a bit of orange or purple as well, just to make the color pop.
4. Easy DIY Black Cat Garland
So, when you get your tree up you are going to need garland, right? This easy to make black cat garland is perfect. You start with a template and then just print it out onto black paper. When you have enough little cat heads printed out, just join them all together with twine, ribbon or anything else you want and hang your garland across your tree.
5. Jack Skellington Halloween Tree
Jack Skellington is certainly a character that you would acquaint with Halloween, right? So, why not devote your entire Halloween tree to him? This looks so easy to create and it is absolutely perfect for Halloween decorating. Just cover your tree in fake cobwebs and then add in decorations that go along with your theme. This may work better with a white or black tree, but again, you can paint the tree that you have if you aren’t planning to use it again for Christmas.
6. Candy Filled Ornaments
One way to decorate your tree, once you decide on the tree that you want, is to fill ornaments with candy corn and other Halloween type candies. You can find these fillable ornaments at any craft store and Walmart should have them around this time of year as well. Just fill them up with your candies and then hang them on your tree to give it loads of Halloween color.
7. Family Photo Halloween Tree
Why not take this chance to hang pictures of your family, maybe in their Halloween costumes throughout the years? I love this family tree that you can create easily with a basic black Halloween tree and a few pictures in Halloween colored frames. If you don’t have a tree to use, you can also do this with twigs. Just paint them black and then assemble in a planter or other holder to shape them into a tree.
8. DIY Felt Halloween Ornaments
These little felt ornaments are the perfect things for hanging on your Halloween tree. They’re adorable and so very easy to make. You’ll need to do a bit of sewing to make these but it’s not at all difficult. In fact, this is a great project for beginning sewers. And, there are different designs so you can customize your tree however you like.
9. Spooky Skeleton Tree
Maybe all you need to decorate a Christmas tree for Halloween is a scary skeleton. Just sit him up to the top of the tree and let him scare people as they come into your home. This would be great with a white tree but you can do it with a green one; maybe cover it in cobwebs or something similar so that it’s not quite so green. It works really well if the tree is lighted. This is certain to become one of your favorite Halloween décor ideas.
10. Ghost Tassels
Hang these little ghost tassels off of your tree for a really cute decoration. They’re so perfect for decorating your Halloween tree and they are super easy to make. You could use these no matter what specific theme you have picked out for your tree. I mean, ghosts are synonymous with Halloween, right? You make these from yarn and they’re pretty quick to put together.
11. Black Mask Tree
A white lighted Christmas tree and a few black masks are all you really need to decorate for Halloween. You can also add pumpkins to this – just grab a few craft pumpkins and paint them white and black to match the tree’s décor. A few strategically placed spiders and even some rotten apples (not real ones, mind you) will make this one of the most elegant spooky trees you have ever seen.
12. Purple And Green Halloween Tree
How adorable is this white Christmas tree with hints of orange, purple and green? This one can be made with plastic Halloween decorations that you can find at the Dollar Store for just a dollar each. Pumpkins, ghosts and anything else you can come up with will work for the decorating. You could even hang Halloween colored socks for witch’s socks to really give it some character.
13. Spider Web Tree Skirt
So, you have a tree skirt for your Christmas tree, why not one for your Halloween tree? This spider web tree skirt requires absolutely no sewing so it’s super easy to make. The skirt is made from black felt which you cut a circle from. Then add your spider web décor with white felt and some glue and wrap it around your tree before you begin decorating.
14. Witch’s Hat Tree Topper
You need a topper for your Halloween tree, right? This witch’s hat is perfect and it’s so whimsical and fun. You can make this with a cheap witch’s hat from the Dollar Store. Just paint it the colors that you need it or leave it black. This is perfect for adorning the top of your tree and would be really cute if you wanted to turn the entire tree into a witch. Just add socks and shoes at the bottom and decorate however you want.
15. DIY Yarn Pumpkin Decorations
These little yarn pumpkins are so easy to make and so adorable. They’re perfect for decorating your Halloween tree and you can do them in different colors if you want to add a bit more character to your tree. You make them by gluing yarn around a balloon. Once the glue has dried, pop the balloon and your pumpkin is ready to paint. How easy is that? Make sure that your paint is good and dry before you put these on your tree.