Halloween trees can be charmingly cute or seriously scary.
They are like Christmas trees, but decorated with fall colors and dressed up for the spookiest of holidays. Think pumpkin string lights, spider web tree skirts and witch hat tree toppers.
Here’s everything you need to decorate a Halloween tree. And don’t miss the printable mini tree skirts below!
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Pick Out a Spooky Halloween Tree
Start by finding the right tree for your space, considering size and color. Large trees offer a big canvas for lots of Halloween decorations, while mini trees can be more affordable and fit on tabletops anywhere in your home.
I chose this 24-inch tree.
When it comes to color, Halloween trees are often black, orange or purple. You could also opt for a white or silver tree that can be reused for Christmas to save money.
Mini Tabletop Trees
Light Your Halloween Tree
I chose a spider theme with a web tree skirt and spider ornaments. You may be able to find lights that tie in with your theme. Here are some ideas.
Hang the Cutest Halloween Ornaments
Once I learned that there are Shiny Brite Halloween ornaments, I had to have a Halloween tree. I built my theme around these mini ornaments by Christopher Radko.
They usually release several different types of Shiny Brite Halloween ornaments each year. I love the retro style and fun colors.
There are tons of Halloween ornaments out there to match any theme. And you might want a set of plain ball ornaments in a festive orange, silver or purple color to help fill in the tree.
Add a Halloween Tree Skirt
It’s easy to DIY your tree skirt with low-cost materials. Maybe you could use an orange blanket, or try spooky spider webs from the Dollar Tree.
Felt is a great material for making tree skirts. Check out my DIY tree skirt tutorial to see how it’s done. You could customize it with Halloween shapes that match your theme.
There are also ready-made options available here on Amazon. Or if you have a mini tree, try one of my printable tree skirts.
Free Printable Tree Skirts
I designed a set of 8-inch tree skirts to use like a doily under a mini Halloween tree. There’s a cat option, a retro star option, and the spider web tree skirt I used.
You can download the mini tree skirts in my resource library. Print out your favorite or try them all.
More Halloween Tree Decorations
There’s a lot of room to get creative. Streamers make a festive statement, and retro decorations can look cute or creepy stuffed into a tree.
You could even choose a black ceramic Halloween tree like this and skip all the work of decorating. 😉
More recently, my Halloween tree collection has grown! It’s easy to make these fabric cone trees for a spooky display.
Plus don’t miss my other Halloween decor ideas.
- Vintage Halloween decor for your front porch
- Free retro pumpkin stencils with atomic cats and Sputniks