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by Tina Nunnington (subscribe)
I am a married mother of 2 girls and I live in Perth. We emmigrated from the UK in 2011. I am a free lance writer and a Pet Carer and feel very lucky to do something I really love www.petfriends.net.au
Published October 19th 2016
Decorate your Christmas tree this Halloween


Halloween is approaching and those who celebrate will be thinking about what theme they will be basing their decorations around. Will you create a graveyard in your front yard, a witches coven on the front porch or a ghost fest? We have done all of these things in recent years and this year, I am not sure I will have the time to go to extravagant lengths for just one night.

So I left it up to my children! Big mistake.

They both thought this was brilliant and one of them wanted to decorate our whole house and invite the world and his wife to a party that I was going to host with wonderful food, drinks and spooky party games (I very quickly knocked that one on the head!) and my youngest daughter wanted to put the Christmas tree up and decorate it! Really!

But she then elaborated on what that would entail and we were all hooked on the idea!

My youngest knew we had a black Christmas tree tucked away in the garage and she wanted to put that tree up, not the traditional tree that I instantly thought she was referring to.

Miss A wanted to make some Halloween decorations to hang on the tree. My eyes lit up as I thought this is an opportunity for them to use some of the millions of loom bands that are sitting dormant in their bedrooms and will give them an activity to do that will keep them quiet for a while. Result! They made a quite a few ghosts.

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Loom band ghost


We were on a roll and dug out the Hamer Beads and made some more decorations. They spent quite a few hours making the decorations and I meanwhile went to locate the Halloween box of bits in the garage.

It was like Christmas when they opened the box! They loved going through all the Halloween stuff we have accumulated over the years. They found some items they could put on the tree, as well as the things they had just made. They found witches hats on a garland and skeletons on a string which they used as tinsel, some cauldron and pumpkin pots which they used as baubles and one of their witches hats as the tree topper.

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Caudron baubles


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Skeleton tinsel


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Hamer Bead witches face


It was a really successful afternoon, they were kept busy (away from their devices!) and were over the moon with the result!

We will move the tree to the front verandah on Halloween night and it may become a tradition in our house now to put up the Halloween Tree each year!

Happy Halloween everyone!

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The finished tree!!!
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Very innovative children, Tina - decorations look superb!
by Elaine (score: 3|5148) 638 days ago
What a brilliant idea you guys. Sheila
by manor (score: 0|6) 638 days ago
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