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Treat Tree

Create a fun Halloween treat tree for kids and grown-ups to enjoy! Michele Beschen shows us how to "grow" a candy-bearing treat tree just in time for the spooky holiday.

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Celebrate Halloween with the dark ominous treat tree, the perfect tradition to any entrance way and a spooky way to greet your guests. Start with a larger Witch's Cauldron or a black garden planner would work as well. Pour in some plaster of paris, add your water and stir. Quickly center a few taller branches or drift wood that are at least an inch and a half to two inches in diameter into your plaster of paris. Hold in position and let set. Spray your branches with black spray paint. Don't worry about covering the pieces entirely. The random spray patterns give it more of a charred look. Take some old artificial stems and prop them up into some foam. Grab that black spray paint again and spray the stems. Once dry, separate if their part of a bundle and using a drill bit that is the same diameter as your stems. Randomly drill small holes at different angle on your branches and add your stems. You can reenforce with a drop of adhesive if needed. Dress up with webbings, spiders, gauze, skeletons, bats and other creepy paraphernalia. Add lights around the base and for your finale on beggar's night add treat bags and you'll one of the coolest stoops on the block. The ominous treat tree, one of my favorites for Halloween. Do one up for your home today.