Having the right ‘tools’ for the job makes any project easier. That’s especially true for us crafters, DIYers and decorators. At the top of my must-have’s list are glues and adhesives. I was thrilled when Aleene’s sent me some of their glues and adhesives to try out.
Aleene’s Tacky Glue has been my go-to glue for years and years but the other adhesives they sent prompted me to try some crafts I never would’ve thought about doing. Without good adhesives, that is.
Today I want to show you how to make a really easy Halloween tree. I use branches from our yard for decorating. A lot. Since it’s Halloween time, I spraypainted the branches with black matte.
A little spanish moss and a dollar store raven and I had a ‘tree’. But since all of my Halloween decorations are headed to my grandson’s house, this tree needed a little something extra.
Easy Ornaments for Halloween Tree
- Dollar Store “Apple” cut outs (in office supply/teacher section)
- Black spray paint
- Cardboard Jack ‘o Lanterns from dollar store
- Black ribbon
- Aleene’s Tacky Tape Runner
First spraypaint the ‘apples’ on both sides and let dry thoroughly.
Apply a small trip of Aleene’s Tacky Tape Runner.
Adhere one end of ribbon to glue and then apply another strip of glue horizontally.
Press the jack o’ lantern on. Repeat on the reverse side, forming a loop with the ribbon.
Done. No drying time. No waiting.
Now the tree looks a bit more kid-friendly.
Just those two little strips of glue hold the ornaments together. Perfect for kids to craft with because there’s no drying time.
But wait! There’s more! (Yes, I maybe watch a few too many infomercials.) I still had loads of these dollar store foam stickers, which I love but peeling off the paper backing is kinda tough for little fingers. And some grandma’s too. #justsayin.
Much, much easier, and quicker, to just lay down a smidge of Aleene’s Tacky Tape and then the ribbon and foam sticker.
Now the tree is fully decorated with all sorts of fun Halloween icons.
And it’s de-creepified and grandson-approved.
That’s my standard for product testing – does it meet my grandson’s approval. I made two more projects using Aleene’s glues and adhesives that Grandson approved.
Don’t take my word for it. The pillow has survived a whole lotta huggin’ and squeezin’ and is still going strong.
I glued googly eyes onto painted canvas with Max Tacky Adhesive. Worked great.
The Tacky Tape Runner was perfect to adhere the canvas pockets onto the Halloween Countdown Calendar.
I am so happy with all of these glues and adhesives. After making three big projects, I still have plenty left over for Christmas! My wheels are already turning. Can you say “Advent Calendar”?
Wanna see what my bloggy friends made? Check out their projects!