Halloween tag decoration

Halloween celebrations in the UK are on a much smaller scale than across the pond. However, I have always majored at Halloween and decorated our house accordingly. I think this in part stems from a childhood memory of a Halloween party that my mum hosted. She created the most fabulous decorations from little more than cardboard and gummed paper. There was also a fabulous centre piece of a witch that was made from a cape, scrumpled newspaper and a mask. My own Halloween décor has grown over the years and this year I have decided that I need a Halloween tree. Mr Beez has been informed, but I think he has possibly forgotten this fact so is in for a lovely surprise 🙂 With my tree in mind, I have created a little decoration to hang from it:

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This has been created using fabulous papers and images from The Gecko Galz. That gorgeous photograph is from the October Treats digital collage sheet and I’ve layered it on to a bingo card which is  from Altered Halloween, as is the pumpkin. The paper underneath is from the Coven paper pack.

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I’ve added lace and ribbon plus some glittery dots, a paper rose and a button threaded with Halloween bakers twine.

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The Gecko Galz Design Team are all getting ready for the annual blog hop that starts on October 30th – check out my sidebar for details. There are prizes galore and tons of free collage sheets to collect (mine is just the cutest). Hope you will be able to buzz by and join in the fun but rest assured, I have plenty more to share with you before then.

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Thanks for buzzing by.


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Halloween tag decoration — 10 Comments

  1. Oh what a fabulous idea, a Halloween tree. Would that be a dead Christmas tree, or would you go for something with some greenery? – I am trying to decide what the Addams Family would have.

    Your tag will look great on your tree, it has a wonderful vintage feel, but just look at the expression on that little girls face. I wonder what she is thinking?

    Dionne xx

    • Well here’s the thing – I would like a black tinsel tree but am going to wait for the Christmas sales. However, I have a twiggy tree with lights that goes outside so that’s the one I’m going to use this year!!! xx

      • Now you see, I have always been a little odd and I would not mind a 6 ft black tinsel tree for Christmas, over the years I have had a beautiful red one, a cobalt blue one and several white or white and silver ones. I never managed to find that all allusive purple one or quite had the courage to buy a black one.

        • Nothing odd about coloured trees and I love the sound of your collection – I would love to see them all together. Needless to say I shall be looking out for a purple one!xx

  2. I love the Halloween tree idea too, you know everyone uses pumpkins and ghost or some web, but a tree… that’s original, now you reminded me that at the academy from fashion design I had once the theme of Egypt, I think the first year, and there I made sort of a black faux tree jewellery holder, even though it wasn’t the size of a real tree, you know sort of a standing on a table size, I have no idea where it is anymore, I don’t even know if I kept it (it was long time ago), but that could be a perfect Halloween tree! This tag is fabulous, I love that Gecko Galz image, I will need to check them once, by the way I saw the badge on your sidebar, so blog hop soon, everyday something new, can’t wait for your inspiration 🙂

  3. This tag is right up my alley–so vintagey and full of Halloween goodies!! Great layering, composition, and elements, a true treat for us Halloween lovers! Love the use of baker’s twine for a bow, too 🙂
    I’ve thought about a Halloween tree, but our little house is so crowded that my hubby has declared that nothing new can come in unless something goes out. During my many ramblings on the web, I came across someone who had taken a dead branch and mounted it in a metal bucket and used that as her tree. It came out very well, but I don’t remember how she fixed the tree in the bucket. I suppose you could stick it in a large block of styrofoam and cover the surface with leaves. I also like the idea of a black tinsel tree.
    Thanks again for all the fun; I love reading your blog.
    Happy day off tomorrow. xo

    • Thank you Roberta. Ooh now a dead branch tree that sounds like an idea too. Back in the day, before fancy clamps, we used to secure our Christmas tree in a bucket with bricks then some soil in the gaps. Covering with leaves is a top idea. I can see the joy on Mr Beez face when I announce my plan!!!

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