Thursday, September 2, 2010

Halloween Tree

I can't believe it's September already and Halloween will be upon us before we know it. Therefore my next few postings will be related to Halloween projects. Denis this one is for you since you requested that I update my project postings more frequently.

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays because it allows a lot of room for creativity. I have never liked the gory, gross, creepy side of Halloween. I prefer to focus on the fun and whimsical side of the holiday. I decorate with witches, ghosts, bats,vampires and pumpkins. Recently I purchased the Cricut Mini Monsters cartridge because the images are so cute. I wanted to use as many images as possible in my decorations so I decided to create a Halloween tree.


All supplies are available at Michaels Craft stores.
Cricut Mini Monsters cartridge, Bat for tree topper, cob webbing and gnarled black tree.

All ornaments were cut with the Cricut Mini Monsters cartridge at 1 1/2 inches. The spider also used the shadow feature and gray card stock as a backing for the spider image. Ornaments are made by using an awl to punch a small hole in the top of the finished design and threading a small piece of gold craft wire through the top. Twist the wire around the tree branch and tie a small bow using purple ribbon around the branch to hide the wire. Using packaged cob webbing decorate the tree to fill in open areas being careful not to cover up the ornaments. Position a bat at the top of the tree ( as a tree topper) and adjust the wings.