Want to buy a cool dark tree for Halloween? But don’t want to spend a ton of money? Then I have a quick and easy solution.
DIY Halloween Tree
Just grab a can of black spray paint and an green Christmas tree. I’m sure you have an extra one somewhere. If not you can thrift one or search online for an inexpensive one.
The possibilities are endless when you have a can or two of spray paint. Scroll down and let’s get started.
-Green Christmas Tree
( 5ft, 6ft or size of choice)
-Black Multi Surface Spray Paint & Primer ( Make sure it’s for indoor/outdoor use. Buy 2 cans)
-1-2 Strands Outdoor Lights
-Other: Face mask, old sheet or cardboard. ( For spraying the tree )
Assemble and fluff the green Christmas tree. Then place on an old sheet or cardboard.
Begin spraying the tree. Start with a light first coat, let dry.
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Spray a second coat and a third if needed. Let dry between each coat. Fill in any areas that are still green.
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Wire your lights onto the tree, add decorations and place where you like.
I had an old green 5 foot tree that was in need of a facelift. So it was the perfect base for this project. I used about 1 1/2 cans of spray paint for this tree. Remember no two trees are alike. So having extra spray paint is always a good idea.
For my lights, I used indoor/outdoor orange lights from Home Depot. But I’ve also purchased inexpensive lights from Target and Walmart. All priced from $2.49-4.95 a pack.
The ornaments were from both Dollar Tree and Walmart. All $1.00 to 1.98 each.
You could comb thrift stores, flea markets or other venues for inexpensive materials to build your tree.
Stay tuned for my old branch Halloween tree project. Perfect for indoor or outdoor decorating.