There’s a chill in the air and pumpkins are in every store which means one thing. Halloween is on its way! The ghost and ghouls are coming out to play so you need to get decorating to welcome them in. We all know how to carve a pumpkin, but if you want to take your decor to the next level we have two words for you... Halloween trees.


We’ve picked 13 unlucky Halloween trees which will bring the spook factor to your home. Will you go with a glowing pumpkin tree or a statement candy corn one? The choice is yours!

13 Halloween tree ideas

1. Halloween pumpkin tree

Best for quick Halloween decor

Nothing screams Halloween more than evil pumpkins! Eambrite’s best-selling pumpkin Halloween tree will be an instant hit among party guests.

The glowing orange lights set off the black glitter covering the tree, giving it a magical feeling. Plus the eight pumpkin decorations match the lights, tying the whole tree together.

You could also add your own DIY Halloween decorations to the tree to take it to the next level. Pop your finished tree on the dining table, turn out the lights and watch it sparkle.

2. Halloween Christmas trees!

Best for statement decor

Go all out this Halloween with a super-sized tree. Adorned with pumpkins, orange baubles and Disney-themed ornaments, it grabs your eye as soon as you enter the room.

For a more budget-friendly option buy a second-hand plastic tree and spray paint it in some spooky colours.

3. Halloween tree ideas for kids

Best for young children

Why not get the kids involved with this year's Halloween decor? Children of all ages will love painting and assembling this Baker Ross tree kit. There’s two trees in each kit and a whole host of spooky creatures for them to colour. Imagine how proud they’ll be seeing their art as part of your autumn decor.

4. Birch Halloween tree and decorations

Best for spooky table decor

This LED Halloween tree is the perfect piece of spooky decor. Pre-assembled with 16 ghost and ghoul ornaments, it will instantly elevate your party decor. Set it on the window ledge among some fake spider webs to bring a creepy glow to all who dare to walk near.

5. DIY Halloween branch tree

Best for rustic autumn decor

Simple but beautiful, South Lumina Style has nailed the paired-back Halloween tree vibe. Pick up some branches while you're on your autumn walk and arrange them in a vase. Grab some baubles from The Dollar Tree and viola! You have a DIY tree.

The great thing about this tree is you can use it as decor all year round. Just change the colour scheme of the baubles to match the holiday.

Make your own Halloween costume

Take the handmade route this year and find a DIY Halloween costume to sew.

6. Light up Halloween tree

Best for fun Halloween decor

Bring some light to gloomy November evenings with this LED tree. This is the ideal Halloween tree for those looking for cuter-than-scary decor. Kids will love seeing the bats, ghosts and pumpkins' cheeky little smiles. You don’t know if you’ll get a trick or treat with these characters!

7. Psychic Halloween tree

Best for lovers of the occult

How incredible is this fortune teller tree by Crafty LumberJacks? The purple Christmas tree already gives Halloween vibes but it’s the decorations that give it that extra edge. Cover it with tarot cards, stars and jewels for a DIY approach. Perfect for witches and wizards everywhere.

8. Spooky cat Halloween tree

Best for cat owners

If you’re a cat lover, then this is the tree for you! Queen of Shenanigans sells a huge range of Halloween trees on their Etsy shop but this one is by far the cutest. Each adorable cat ornament has a different costume – just look at that bat cat! The tree is made from solid wood so you can also paint it to match your theme.

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9. All--seeing eye tree

Best for lovers of creepy decor

You’re being watched… literally. Keep an eye on your party guest with this eerie eyeball tree. Created by The Decorated Tree blog, this tree is easy to recreate yourself. After buying a basic tree, you can upcycle plain baubles into these creepy eyeballs. Simply cover them with grey acrylic then paint your eyeball designs on each.

10. Bat and spider tree

Best for simplistic decor

Go back to Halloween basics with VEYLIN’s tree. Black bats and spiders make classic decorations that you can bring out year after year. The black decorations and white spider webs look extra spooky thanks to the tree’s purple LED lights.

11. Candy corn tree

Best for those with a sweet tooth

Turn your decor into one big treat with Jennifer Perkin’s candy corn tree. DIY your own by spray painting a Christmas tree then cover it with handmade decorations. You could continue the sweet theme and go for a Willy Wonka vibe. Or you could cover it with DIY Halloween garlands and pom poms.

12. Gothic tree

Best for personalising

If you’re looking for a tree you can customise then we’d recommend this one from Halloweenmas. Its gnarled, knotted trunk and twisting branches remind us of the Whomping Willow tree. You can hang your own DIY Halloween decorations off the branches or leave them bare for a wintery feel.

13. Ghostie Halloween tree

Best for fans of Casper!

Who knew ghosts could be so beautiful? Make your Halloween tree Instagram-worthy by taking inspiration from Amanda Escoe. Following a simple colour palette, her fun ghosts add real character to an otherwise plain tree.

They’re easy to make too – all you need is some white card and a black pen. Plus you could repurpose the white tree for Christmas!

Don’t forget your Halloween tree toppers

Just like Christmas trees, Halloween trees also need a topper! It doesn’t matter if they’re scary or silly, they pull all your decorations together and are the focal point of the tree.

There’s two ways to go about finding your perfect Halloween tree topper. You can either buy one from Amazon or Etsy. Or you can craft one! Everyone’s schedules and budgets are different so we’ve included both options for you to choose from.

Buy a Halloween tree topper

There’s a huge range of affordable Halloween tree toppers on the market. Amazon sells all sorts of different toppers. There’s everything from bats and witches' hats to ribbons and candy corn!

This menacing Jack O Lantern is a brilliant Halloween tree topper. Its glowing face will draw your guest in and point them toward the rest of your brilliantly decorated Halloween tree.

Make a DIY tree topper

Halloween art projects – paper mache pumpkins

It wouldn’t be Gathered if we didn’t suggest some DIY options! Crafting your Halloween tree topper yourself is both budget-friendly and rewarding. Plus you can customise your topper to match your tree’s theme, size and scare-factor.

You could add a paper mache pumpkin, painted in whatever colours you choose to the top. Simply carve a hole in the bottom of the pumpkin and slot it on top of the tree.

For a cute topper, you could sew up a bat plushie or hook up a crochet ghost. There’s crochet skulls and crochet spider web patterns here on Gathered too. There really are endless DIY Halloween tree toppers you can make. All you need to decide is which one is your favourite!

Find your perfect Halloween tree

Think about the type of tree you want. Scary or sweet? Creepy or cute? There are hundreds of different Halloween trees on the market to suit your style. Choose one which appeals to your spooky side and use it as a focal point of your Halloween decor.

Decorate your tree with extra ornaments and finish it off with a Halloween tree topper. Whether you choose to buy or DIY, pick a tree which feels as ghoulish as you do!


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Phoebe Burt
Phoebe BurtSEO and Communities Editor, Gathered

Phoebe has worked for Gathered, and our sister magazine Mollie Makes, for 3 years. She manages our Arts & Crafts section and specialises in social media and content strategy. She has a background in all things marketing, a flair for Pinterest and a knack for finding the next big craft trend. Previously she worked as Digital Campaign Executive for Fat Media. You may recognise her name from Mollie Makes Social Media magazine, where she shared her expertise and top tips on becoming social media savvy.

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