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9/28/18

DIY Halloween Tree Ornaments with Crow Topper on Blue Tree from Treetopia

This post is sponsored by Treetopia as part of their Halloween Queens and Kings campaign.
Crows, skulls, spiders, pumpkins and chains adorn this Halloween tree from Treetopia

DIY Halloween Tree Ornaments with Crow Topper on Bright Blue Tree from Treetopia

Welcome to Doodlecraft!  I'm Natalie and I am so happy to be part of Treetopia's DIY Queen's and Kings Halloween Tree Series!  I love Halloween but have never decorated a Christmas tree for Halloween before.  This was a fun challenge and adds so much fun and haunting holiday spirit in our home.  Have you been following the blog hop with Treetopia this week?
Decorate a bright blue slim Christmas holiday tree with Halloween ornaments!
Treetopia is hosting a fun blogger event...all focused on the awesome lighted trees.  Each blogger received a pre-lit Christmas tree and 2 varieties of Christmas ornaments.  Check out these other amazing blogger and their Halloween Trees!
SlumberingAlligator.com
Craft-o-Maniac.com
SpookylittleHalloween.com
TheArtDream.com
CraftyLumberjacks.com
JenniferPerkins.com
#TreetopiaHalloweenQueensAndKings #TreetopiaHalloweenParty #HalloweenTree
These 7 talented bloggers are all part of this fun blog hop!  Each blogger will post their trees on a different day, so make sure to go check theirs out too!
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Let me show you what I did with this bright blue Christmas tree!

For this Halloween Tree you will need:

Treetopia Basics - True Blue Tree (mine is 6 feet tall)
Beaded Ornament Set
Red with Passion Ornaments
Feathered Crow for Topper (here or here)
2 Skull Heads
5 Dollar Store Pumpkins
Gold and Copper Spray Paint
5 Lengths of Dollar Store Plastic Chain Garland
2 Packages of Mini Skulls
Wire for hanging skulls
6-8 Fuzzy Dollar Store Spiders
1 Skeleton Framed Mirror for Chalkboard
Black Paper and White Chalkboard Marker
Bright blue decorated Halloween tree full of haunts and spooks!
First off, there was a short list of available trees for this campaign.  The white tree that I really wanted was already selected by Craft-O-Maniac.  I settled on this blue tree because it was "slim" style and would fit in my home better...and actually, this turned out much better than a white tree would have.  Besides, Blue and Orange are complimentary colors, so it just makes good sense...plus I will have a fabulous Christmas tree in a couple months.
The tree is in 3 segments and attaches easily.  The plug has this awesome foot button, so the lights can be easily turned on and off as needed...this is so awesome.
This blue tree needed some toning down, so I draped some black net fabric around it a few times.
The ornaments I received were red, gold and green.  I used gold and copper spray paint and painted them to match the theme.
I bought some foam pumpkins at the dollar store and painted them copper as well.
Let me walk you through the ornament making process for these little skull heads.  You will need wire, clippers, a small poking tool like an awl, and the plastic skulls.
Begin by poking a hole in the base of the skull.
Then poke the tool into the top of the head.
Cut 6 inches of wire with the clippers.
Use the pliers to make a little curl on the end of the wire.
Then thread the wire through the head from the base to the top of the skull.  Then curl the other end of the wire the same as before.
Leave 1.5 inches on the underside of the skull and bend the wire horizontally over the top of the skull head.
Then curl the top of the wire into a "C" shape.
Finally push the wire up until the curl is at the base of the skull.
Now these little ornaments are ready to hang on the tree!
Fill the tree with the big ornaments first and then add small ones.  Remove the skeleton mirror in the plastic frame and paint it gold.  Then cut a piece of black paper the same size.  Write "Trick or Treat" on the paper in white chalkboard marker and fit it inside the frame.  Add it to the tree with the other ornaments and finish off the tree with spiders.
Top the tree with a full feathered crow and some gold grass sprigs.  Perfect tree topper for this spooky tree.  I love crows, there are hundreds around my home this time of year and I love their chilling "caw caw" call.

Fill your house with other fun elements!  Letterboards, vintage frames, pumpkins and a spooky cat!
A Spider web tree skirt is perfection for finishing off the tree.  Instead of presents, cauldrons and chalices of fog are very fitting.  Dry ice is such a fun haunting element...for a couple hours!
Skulls, jars and pumpkins--this is Halloween!
See how amazingly the blue Christmas tree has transformed into a Haunting Halloween tree!?  You almost forget that it was a bright blue Christmas tree!?  Right!
By the Pricking of my Thumbs, Something Wicked this way comes!  --William Shakespeare

 What is your dream holiday tree like?


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9/27/18

10+ of The Most Colorful Crafts Ever Round-Up!

These crafts are colorful and will drive the Winter blues away

10+ of The Most Colorful Crafts Ever Round-Up!

Colorful crafts are so much fun.  Where I am living, it's Autumn...it's getting cold, breezy, crisp, and jewel toned.  I love the bright colors and love working with bright colors indoors to help combat the Winter blues.  Here's the greatest COLORFUL craft round up ever...13 fun ideas to brighten your day!


If you haven't already, get this VIP Box from Tombow for colored Fudenosuke pens and dot grid journal!  Check out this post here.


Alcohol Ink and Gold Leaf Coasters
This is one of my all time favorite crafts...it is so much fun and looks amazing!


Coffee Flower Wreath
I love the fern paper leaves and the hand dyed coffee filter flowers!


Watercolor and Frisket
Using masking material to resist the water colors is a great way to do a watercolor art piece with minimal skill!


Marbled Notebooks
Yummy and yes!  I love the rainbow of bright colors--marbling is so fun!


Crochet Wreath
Crocheted flowers are cute and easy to make!


Watercolor Rainbow Art
Make a watercolor wash and hand letter over the top of it--maximum awesome!


Paper Flower Backdrop
These flowers are huge!  They are fun to make and bring an entire wall to life!


Paper Baskets
Great gift giving option--easy to collapse, compost or recycle when done!


Rolled Paper Frame
Don't do this project!!!  It's cute and brightly colored...but it's a nightmare!


Bandanna Blanket
Easy first sewing project--great handmade gift idea too!


DVD Mosaic Tray
All the colors in this awesome reflective surface!


Umbrella Wreath
Now kick back with an ice cold lemonade!


Flower Monogram
Gorgeous way to add some Summer indoors!






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