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Glittered Halloween Tree

Perfect for hanging your favorite handmade Halloween ornaments, spiders, treat boxes and party-favor cones, this tree can be made in any size you like.




  • Tape
  • Black glitter
  • 12-foot copper electrical wire (7 strands coiled)
  • Medium cast-iron urn
  •  Plaster 
  • Sheet moss
  • Hot glue and hot-glue gun
  • Faux distressed leaves
  • Double-round needle-nose pliers
  • Ornaments


  1. Step 1

    Using tape, seal the hole in middle of urn.

  2. Step 2

    Glitter urn; place on tray to dry.

  3. Step 3

    Form tree with wire by tying wire together.

  4. Step 4

    Mix and pour plaster into urn.

  5. Step 5

    Set wire in plaster and let dry overnight.

  6. Step 6

    Shape branches.

  7. Step 7

    Cover plaster with sheet moss.

  8. Step 8

    Twist roots to in desired shape.

  9. Step 9

    Hot glue leaves on moss and tree.

  10. Step 10

    Fill tree with ornaments.

The Martha Stewart Show, October 2007



Reviews (8)

  • vertigoxcured 19 Aug, 2012

    i posted several pictures of my tree. i made it many years ago but after moving and years of garage abuse i spruced it up. one of the BEST halloween projects i have ever done! email me if you have any questions vertigoxcure at gmail dot com!

  • catherinelynne 8 Oct, 2010

    where can I find the ornaments? I would love to make them myself........

  • varealtor 1 Apr, 2009

    I cannot play the video, despite numerous attempts. I can play other videos on the website, WHY NOT THIS ONE???????

  • varealtor 1 Apr, 2009

    I cannot play the video, despite numerous attempts. I can play other videos on the website, WHY NOT THIS ONE???????

  • terrie-bear 19 Sep, 2008

    I just finished my tree. I too went to a Lowe's and they didn't carry the bare grounding wire. They said that each Lowe's is individually owned so they each can and do carry different items even though they will take and exchange things back from other stores. I had the supervisor from electrical help me. He said that 4 to 8 gauge wire would work. They all have between 14 and 19 strands of wire in them. I chose the 4 gauge wire. It worked well, as now I have lots of branches.

  • Barbara72 18 Sep, 2008

    I cant find it also!!!! They told me they need to know what gauge wire I need!!! please answer cause I want to have it ready for halloween!!!! Maybe Dilicia can tell us, since she already did it and I love the idea of the garland!!!!

  • Dilcia 4 Sep, 2008

    I went to the hardware store and bought 16 strand insulated copper wire and stripped it with a craft knife. This worked perfectly once stripped and unwound, then rewound at different heights. Good luck!! I also used pretty iridescent organza black ribbon as a garland, by the way!

  • blondhoo 3 Sep, 2008

    Can anybody tell me what gauge wire this is or give me a bit better description? I'vee been to two Lowes in my area and they don;t have it. I've also called an electrical supply company but they wanted to know what gauge wire it was. Thanks!