My neighbors had a small evergreen tree in their front yard that did not survive, so they dug it up and put it in the alley near their garbage cans for the men to take on trash day (yes, Darcie – this is you). The thing about this is – my kitchen window faces their garbage area and I end up seeing a lot of the things they throw away when I am doing my dishes. This puts me in the perfect position to review their castaways on a regular basis and develop possible ideas to rework them. Every week, the garbage men came and took everything else, but they would leave the dead tree. After observing this for about 3 weeks, I came to realize that I needed this sad tree for my Halloween decor and I went out in the alley and grabbed it. It was pretty creepy looking in its original state – I didn’t have to take it far to turn it into the Dead Halloween Tree that now sits in our home’s entryway and is making my kids pretty excited about Halloween…
BTW – Because of all of your helpful suggestions regarding my last post, I have decided to give that darn dress another try. Thanks!
October 12, 2012 at 3:22 pm
Great idea – I drove by a neighbor’s house and they were “just” throwing out their Christmas wreath which will work equally well for my decorations – assuming paint acts like glue and will hold what few needles have made it to October.
October 12, 2012 at 4:21 pm
I think it should work – you could shake off a few loose ones before you start spraying. Great idea!