Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Treehouse of Horror

This blog thing isn't really happening. I used to be so good at it!
Anyway, I surprised my kids with this fun treehouse makeover at the beginning of the month. I had been planning it for a while but they had no idea until they came home from school and Blackberry Bramble had been transformed into the Treehouse of Horror.

The Treehouse of Horror is a great place to read our collection of Halloween picture books and it transforms into a haunted house for Beanie Books just perfectly.

I started with this giant spider web made out of clothesline and lots of knots. Hopefully I will be able to keep it in one piece and save it for next year. And there's our little friend Aragog/Spidey/Charlotte (we never really chose a good name).

But the best part of the Treehouse of Horror is probably our signpost. I made these signs using the planks of decking from the original backyard treehouse--I love that a little part of that treehouse is represented here! I used a combination of the printer ink transfer method and the sharpie tracing method to make these--fun, easy, and free!! Didn't they turn out great? You can see just one little bat hanging down--there are several tied on fishing line to the branches above the platform.

And of course, the Treehouse of Horror is the perfect place to cuddle up with blankets and watch a classic Simpsons Halloween episode!

Happy Halloween! How are you decorating this year?