There are three types of holiday people in the world. Those who live for the summer. Those who have the Christmas spirit all year long and sing carols in 90-degree weather. Then, there are the ones who love Halloween. They start planning for trick-or-treat once the weather becomes chilly.
Halloween revelers love everything about it. The crisp autumn breezes, early nights, festivals, and classic horror movies. It’s time to shine with fun decorating themes for one of the highlights of fall. Does your version of this holiday fall in the category of classy, creepy, crazy? We have a Halloween Christmas tree idea for each decorating taste.
Halloween Decorating History
Halloween has its roots in pagan traditions. The origin of the holiday was actually called the Celtic Festival of Samhain and was observed in Britain and Ireland centuries ago. During this time, it was believed that souls visited their homes. So the reunion with the living was celebrated with a festival.
Over time, it became a day full of supernatural undertones. The symbols of the festival began to include witches, goblins, demons, skeletons, and black cats, as well as traditional ghostly hauntings.
Today, the reasons and ways for celebrating have changed drastically. The holiday has influences from just about every culture, era, and religion. For instance, jack-o-lanterns were once used to ward off evil spirits. Now, they’re a fun way to practice your carving and decorating skills. Creepy ghosts originally blurred the line between life and death. Now, they’re funny and lovable costumes.
Halloween is what you make it: classy, creepy, or crazy. It’s all up to you.
Goblins, Ghosts, and Skulls Galore
You don’t need to wait for the season to showcase your fantastical imagination with creepy décor. Why not transform your Christmas tree into a Halloween one? Decorate it with themed ornaments. For example, bring out your decorations inspired by cackling witches and cauldrons. Also, scary ghosts, goblins, and skeletons make a boo-tiful display.
The three-day-long Mexican holiday, Dia de Muertos (Day of the Dead), served as inspiration for this tree by Lia Griffith. Festivals begin on October 31st. They are full of color and characterized by bright flowers and local art that focuses on skulls. Lia decorated a black pencil tree, but yours can be any color you like. Just remember to decorate with elements that represent this festive occasion.
When you want to go creepy, black Christmas trees are a top option. Rebecca Zeiher (@_mommaz_disney_finds_) decorated her Halloween Christmas tree as a tribute to the film Nightmare Before Christmas. To complete the look, she showcased her Jack Skellington DIY ornaments. This is the perfect way to turn your family home into a fun house of horrors.
Wild and Crazy Fun Halloween Christmas Trees
So scary and spooky isn’t your preferred way to celebrate. Halloween can also be a lighthearted time for laughter. Instead, dress up in funny costumes, binge on candy bars and candy corn, and celebrate with friends. Decorate for fun with these crazy candy corn Halloween Christmas tree ideas.
With a yellow or orange Christmas tree, you can decorate with a DIY Candy Corn theme in mind. This is sure to delight even the bah-humbugs of Halloween. Color is key. So, grab your eye-popping orange, white, yellow, and even pink trees for flair. Then get inspired by these tree confections by Jennifer Perkins.
There is no wrong way to decorate candy corn trees. Customize them to suit your tastes and brighten up any room. You can even add a bit of creepy to your crazy, like Jennifer Perkins. Her spider-infested candy corn tree is both fun and creepy.
The Halloween-loving tree decorator keeps it simple with her jaw-dropping candy corn tree topper. Giant spider creepy crawlies and other wicked Halloween decorations by Jen for a frightfully fun theme.
A candy corn tree is easy to make. Combine sections of any of your colored Christmas trees, whether pink, white, black, to name a few. Remember it doesn’t have to be the traditional orange and yellow. Use creative flair and imagination to create a sweet candy corn delight!
Classy Halloween Christmas Trees
Some people like to go an entirely different Halloween decorating route. They prefer classy, sleek designs. When this sophisticated and elegant style is done well, it’s a gorgeous way to celebrate the holiday.
Jennifer Perkins gives an example of classy for a cause with a Teal Pumpkin Project-themed black tree. In case you’re wondering, the Teal Pumpkin Project is a Halloween movement for kids with food allergies. Basically, decorating with teal pumpkins shows trick or treaters that you have safe treats.
This tree is colorful, using bold splashes of teal, orange, and green. White and black pumpkin decorations add a touch of elegance.
Heather of Whipperberry combined metallic accents with white and black pumpkin ornaments for her Halloween Christmas tree. Her “less is more” theme is perfect for a sophisticated Halloween. She used traditional symbols like black cats, spiders, and jack-o-lanterns, but gave them a classy vintage twist.
Mix and match your favorite Halloween decorations to create a similar effect. Instead of a white artificial Christmas tree, use a black tree instead of a white one. Or, add in decorative splashes of color as your finishing touches. Antoinette Boston of @absholidaydecor shows you how in this boo-tiful tree design. Who says Halloween and Christmas ornaments don’t go together?
There’s No Wrong Way to Celebrate Halloween
There’s something truly wonderful and unique about Halloween. It’s your opportunity to let your creative genius loose and decorate your home for a hauntingly good celebration.
If this post inspires you to come up with an unforgettable classy, creepy, or crazy Halloween Christmas tree theme, share it with fellow Halloween lovers. Got any Halloween tree decorating ideas of your own? Let other readers know by leaving a comment below.