Mimi Sue's Cottage

A home is much more than a house built of lumber, brick, or stone. A home is made of love, sacrifice, and respect. We are responsible for the homes we build. We must build wisely, for eternity is not a short voyage. There will be calm and wind, sunlight and shadows, joy and sorrow. But if we really try, our home can be a bit of heaven here on earth. Thomas S Monson







Thursday, October 2, 2008

Halloween Tree

Well, as you know I haven't had an original idea since 1987 so I decided to jump on the halloween tree bandwagon. These trees have been seen on many blogs all over blogland. It might have started with Martha, no, it probably started with Martha and then kind of branched out from there. Ha ha. Susie made a really cute one and so did M.L. there were a few more but I need to get a few things done today so I need to get off the computer quick. Anyway, it just so happened that a couple of weeks ago a big limb from one of our big trees in our backyard fell down. So the mister and I cut it up and took most of it to the dump except I kept a few little branches for the project. I found this urn at the thrift store quite a while back. I spray painted it and the little branches black.
I took florist foam and stuck it in the urn, added one of my little Christmas wreaths turned black, stuck the sticks in the foam and covered the foam with spanish moss. I tied some orange and green ribbon on and wired a crow from the dollar store on one of the branches. These pictures are bad. Dumb camera, poor light, bad photographer... That black wall pocket thing looks like it's hanging from the tree but it's really hanging on the wall behind it. You get the idea.














14 comments:

Annie said...

I was spray painting things black yesterday too!. I think I need to add a tree to the party. I had a bunch of little pumpkins that I'm spraying black and glittering. It's going to be cute. I will blog soon as I'm done.

Thanks for the gift. I can't wait to visit.

Aubrey said...

looks cute--i should something with all our fallen branches too.

nice urn--what's your favorite thrift store again?

Tina said...

The tree turned out so cute!!! I love the little crow we found. It works perfectly. Love you Mom!

Mrs. B said...

I love it! I've been wanting to make one of those too. I just need a good urn. Love the crow!

Nola @ Alamo North said...

That turned out too cute! Who needs original ideas when there are so many to use here in blogland! Anyway, they say immitation is the sincerest form of flattery!

Nicole said...

Your halloween tree turned out darling. I have all the stuff to make mine, now I just need to actually do it. I love the dresser that you have it on also. I just bought one similar that I just refinished. I'll blog about it as soon as I get the new hardware for it.

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Love your Fall decor! It is so warm & cozy!!! Hugs, Maryjane

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

YEA Mimi Sue!!! You made one too!! I'm just weird enough that that makes me happy. : )
Wow...I sure didn't expect any credit for copying everyone else in blogland, but thank you. I laughed out loud when I read, "I haven't had an original idea since 1987." So cute!
Mary Lou

Angie said...

Your tree looks awesome! I am also a good copier, don't have too many original ideas. I love the black urn and the little bows and crow. O.K., now I have talked myself into making one. Thanks for adding another project to my list! JK!

Donna said...

How cute! Great idea.

Hugs,
Donna

Rhondi said...

Hi Mimi
I think your tree is really cute and I laughed when you said you hadn't had an original idea since 1987! I think most "original ideas" come from an idea we've seen somewhere else.
Hope you have a great weekend.
Hugs, Rhondi

Sandy Toes said...

So cute! I love the black container...it looks great!
-Sandy toes

Kelli said...

You did a wonderful job on your halloween tree...how fun!
~Kelli

Aubrey said...

Thanks--Centerville DI smells better, too! ;)