Halloween trees: The spooky decoration trend taking social media by storm

If you’re a lover of all things spooky, then Halloween trees are the trend for you.

You can enjoy having a tree in your house long before the Christmas countdown begins by joining households all over the UK and beyond who bring Halloween trees into their homes for the month of October.

Gone are the lush green pine needles and soft twinkling fairy lights of the well-known festive forestry home decoration. In its place, warming up the space before December rolls around, are Halloween trees full of cobwebs, pumpkin decorations and autumnal colours to welcome in October and prepare for the spookiest date in the diary – Halloween, on 31st October.

While black trees seem to be popular amongst those who embrace the Halloween trees trend, anything goes. Some people repurpose their Christmas trees for Halloween-themed fun, and we’ve even spotted our very first hot pink Halloween tree on Instagram this year.

Hot pink Halloween vibes. Is that a hashtag yet? It should be. #halloweenwithjen

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A fun themed decoration to have in the house if you’re a fan of Halloween, get the kids involved by making brand new DIY Halloween decorations to hang on the tree. Pumpkin baubles, spooky lanterns and creepy creatures make great crafts to try at home with the kids.

#hellooctober we've been waiting for you #halloweentree #halloweendecor

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Then, instead of surrounding the base of the tree with presents as is tradition at Christmas, the popular trend for Halloween trees is to place your carved pumpkins around the bottom.

Looking for some inspiration for your Halloween tree this year? Or maybe you want to check out the competition? Look no further than our favourite spooky trees of 2017…

Our favourite Halloween trees this year:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BZxI5ilFLuJ/?tagged=halloweentree

We love the ‘Wicked Witch’ legs poking out of the bottom of this one…

The bats on the wall around this one add a really creepy edge…

https://www.instagram.com/p/BZun-ncFS3l/?tagged=halloweentree

So, what do you think? Have you already tried the Halloween tree trend? Would you have one in your home? Let us know in the comments below!