Monday, October 18, 2010

Spooky potted trees

I saw these trees at my local Target.  They were $40 each and I wanted two of them. I'm not about to pay that for a Halloween decoration when sticks are FREE from the yard. My hubby was on board with the project too so here is what we did.

We found two urn style pots at Big Lots- $3 each. My hubby painted them with Krylon for plastic. $5.44 per can.

We got two boxes of 100 orange lights from Target- $2.50 each (Note the expensive pots only have 50 lights.) FREE sticks from the yard, some sytrofoam discs and blocks from Dollar Tree (hubby wanted to stack them for height and depth) $2 for foam for each pot, got some rocks and moss also from Dollar Tree, $1 per bag. The hubby painted the sticks black and we assembled our own spooky trees- for approximately $15 each!  (Really less, one can of paint will do both pots.) And we had fun together doing it. 

Here's a shot of one in the daytime:

 A shot at night all lit up:

 Both pots (sort of hard to shoot around the coffin, yes that's a coffin- you can read about it here.)

I love my pots! Thanks for looking and have a great day and fun Halloween.

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  1. I love your pots -- they look so fab at night. I need to spruce up my outdoors for Halloween. I know that my kids would love this. I love your ingenuity and the fact that your hubbie was so involved. Joni

  2. What a terrific idea! I just love this. Thanks so much for sharing!

  3. Great project! I enjoyed looking at your blog. Have a lovely weekend.

  4. What a great idea!

    I'm featuring this over at Life As Lori. If you would like to stop by and grab my I was featured button please do so.

  5. Great idea! Sometimes I really think stores are crazy for charging what they do for decorations!


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