A Dozen Ideas for How to Decorate a Black Christmas Tree for Halloween

Why should Christmas get all the tree fun, try decorating a black Christmas tree for Halloween this year.  A black Christmas tree looks amazing covered in bright Halloween decorations.  Yup, I said bright colors – your Halloween tree does not have to be spooky (mine never are).  Think of your tree as a way to showcase your DIY Halloween tree ornaments, make a party pop or display your vintage Halloween collection.

A Dozen Ideas for How to Decorate a Black Christmas Tree for Halloween

I’ve rounded up a few of my favorites to get you inspired to think about trees for not just Christmas but also Halloween this year. I’ve also got some fun ideas about crafty decorations, Halloween tree themes and why size does not matter.

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You Don’t Have to Decorate a Full Sized Black Halloween Tree

First of all let me start by saying that if the idea of a full sized black Christmas tree is intimidating to you – it’s ok.  Not everyone is as into Halloween as I am and I get that.  Remember I am a brand ambassador for Treetopia, so it’s part of my job to be obnoxiously into holidays.  However, I can’t really blame them I was Halloween obsessed long before they started sending me free trees.

I happen to have a real soft spot for The Teal Pumpkin Project and decided to decorate an entire full sized black Christmas tree with a teal pumpkin theme.

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Mix and Match Mini Halloween Trees

The nice thing about a mini tree is that you can snuggle it in with all of your other Halloween decorations like say a giant pumpkin blow mold.  Your tree does not have to be 7ft tall, what about a wee 3ft Halloween tree.  I might have a couple (ok more like a dozen) at my house.

Decorate your mini Halloween tree with some fun Halloween diorama ornaments made from a surprise recycle.

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Try Decorating a Slim Black Christmas Tree for Halloween

Slim trees or pencil trees as some people call them are perfect for people who are not fully ready to commit to full sized black Christmas tree for Halloween or any other holiday.  Slim trees are easy to store and to display.

Also, notice you can totally get your Halloween tree on without having a ton of decorations.  This small Halloween tree looks great with just a few DIY Halloween yarn pompoms.

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Try a Gold and Black Christmas Tree Instead

Perhaps your reservations about a black Christmas tree for Halloween revolve around the hangup that you might never use a black Christmas tree for Christmas (um let me just say they look great with tartan plaid decorations).  I get it.  Maybe an ombre gold and black Christmas tree is easier for you to swallow.

Somehow the gold makes this slim black Christmas tree seem a little more versatile to some – like a sophisticated Christmas or New Years tree.  I still love my ombre tree at Halloween – see more of this tree over on the Treetopia blog as part of their Witches and Wonder Halloween Blog Hop.

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Make Mine a Mini Halloween Tree

Every true Halloween fan has room for a wee little mini Halloween tree in their lives.  These guys are super low commitment.  Not only do they take up hardly any room they also don’t need very many Halloween ornaments.  I decorated this cutie just using plastic witch fingers.

Check out more of my Halloween home tour over on Apartment Therapy in their article This Crafty Austinite Might Just Out Halloween Us All.

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Using Your Black Christmas Tree to Display Your Vintage Halloween Decorations

Christmas trees, whether they are black for Halloween or not, make great displays for collections.  My collection of vintage Halloween masks is pretty massive.  I love nestling the masks into my Halloween tree along with vintage Halloween honeycomb decorations and ornaments.  Who needs shelves for collectibles when you have a Christmas tree.

Don’t forget to make a matching DIY Felt Halloween Tree Skirt.

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Make a Halloween Tree Forest with Black Slim and Mini Christmas Trees

You know what is better than one black Halloween tree?  Two.  Slim Christmas trees and mini trees are perfect for people with less space to decorate.  Think height not width when it comes to slim tabletop trees.

Wondering how to decorate a black Christmas tree for Halloween now that you have one?  Check out the Creepy Cobra Snake DIY Halloween Ornaments I made for this slim black Halloween tree.

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Go Ombre In October With a Pair of Black and Gold Christmas Trees

How to decorate a Christmas tree for Halloween is a big question people ask.  Well ya know what for the most part you decorate it with the same ornaments you use at Christmas.  Or at least that is what I do.  You don’t need to run out and buy all new Halloween tree ornaments when you can pick and choose select colors of Christmas ornaments, floral picks and tree toppers that you already have for Christmas.

If you want to add in some E-A-S-Y DIY felt Halloween ornaments to the mix, then who am I to stop you.  You can also see I’m using my Halloween tree as a way to display my vintage Halloween collectibles again.  Can you spot my vintage monster card game acting as ornaments?

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Set The Party Table With a Halloween Tree

Try sprinkling your Halloween trees throughout your food tables as a little something fun.  Small mini black trees are perfect additions to a party tray.  I’ve even been known to fill mine with edible decorations.

Check out 20 Creative Halloween Party Tables and Treats for more ideas about mixing mini trees and muchies.

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Make Your Halloween Tree The Belle of the Ball

Every year I host a BIG Halloween party.  My Halloween trees are always the belle of the ball.  I’ve even used them as backdrops and props for Halloween photo booths.  Think of a full sized Halloween tree just like a blow-up for your yard or any other party decoration.

Don’t forget to decorate the mantle!  Try making your own DIY Halloween Fireplace Screen.

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Spooky Halloween Mantle With Black Wreaths and Trees

Mix and match some black and white for a spooky Halloween mantle.  Mini trees and black wreaths give this monochromatic mantle the perfect Halloween makeover.

Pop over to DIY Network to see my 10 Fun and Funky Halloween Wreaths.

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Creepy Halloween Tree With DIY Doll Ornaments

I saved the creepiest Halloween tree for last.  How about a nice boiling pot of doll parts in your black spooky tree?  Just like a traditional Christmas tree black Christmas trees can take on any theme you want including creepy for Halloween.

Make your own batch of Creepy Dolls DIY Halloween Ornaments.

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So now the real question is: have I talked you into decorating a black Christmas tree for Halloween this year?  Are you ready to go straight to full size or are you going to play it safe and ease into the black Halloween tree tradition with a mini or slim tree?  I’d love to hear or better yet see a picture of your tree!

 

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