Some people have said Halloween is cancelled because 2020 has been crazy. I am not cancelling Halloween, I am digging my heels in and go full steam ahead with fun Halloween costumes and decorations including a Star Wars Villains Halloween Tree.
What is a Halloween tree?
A Halloween tree is basically just a tree decorated for Halloween, similar to a Christmas tree. You could call it a Halloween Christmas tree if that makes more sense to you.
How to make a Halloween Christmas Tree
Put up your artificial Christmas tree a couple months early and decorate it for Halloween first. Thereby making it a Halloween Christmas tree. 🙂
How to decorate a Halloween tree?
Decorate your Halloween tree with ornaments, tinsel, ribbon, garland and anything else you like to decorate a Christmas tree with. A very common way to decorate your Halloween tree is with typical Halloween colored decorations like orange, black, purple or green. Dig through your Christmas ornaments and use bulbs that match the color theme you chose.
Or theme you Halloween tree to something more specific like all pumpkins, or all bats. Anything Halloween, or scary works. Obviously scary is a relative term. 🙂
Star Wars Halloween Tree
We are definitely Star Wars fans, we’ve used Star Wars for a Halloween theme several different times. In fact, our family is having another Star wars Halloween party this year. So a Halloween tree focused on Star Wars villains made sense for us. Check out all our ideas for a Star Wars Halloween Tree below.
My friend Kate is decorating her Halloween tree with Disney villains. She’s sharing some of her DIY ornaments like this super fun Painting The Roses Red ornament from Alice in Wonderland.
Star Wars Tree Ornaments
Since our focus was a Star Wars villains Halloween tree, I started by digging through our Christmas ornaments to see what Star Wars villains ornaments we already owned. I had a few including my special Darth Vader magic ornament from Hallmark.
Then we raided my son’s action figure box and found a few more to Star Wars villains to transform into ornaments. How did we do that? With a glue gun and ribbon of course!
Lightsaber Christmas Lights
Our tree already has lights but I wanted to add Star Wars Christmas tree lights. Luckily, I already have a great tutorial for lightsaber Christmas lights. I’ve made several versions over the years including red and green ones for my Christmas tree and a set of blue and green ones for my nephew’s Star Wars baby shower. This time around, I made a set of all red lightsaber lights to represent the Star Wars villains! These are so easy to make! Go check out all the details on how to make lightsaber Christmas lights.
String of Death Star Lights
I bought a string of decorative soccer lights several years ago, knowing they could crafted into perfect death stars. They sat in my craft stash awaiting completion until the perfect time. When is the perfect time? Right now for my Star Wars villains Halloween tree of course! 🙂
This was such an easy project. I just painted them a matte grey and added a simple black circle design with vinyl to represent the super laser. Originally I wanted to completely cover each death star in black squares and rectangles but thankfully Peter suggested a simpler design might be better. He was right!
Star Wars Snowflakes with a Cricut
These Star Wars snowflakes are amazing but I don’t have the skills to cut out the intricate designs with scissors so I don’t usually make them. Then I realized I could have my Cricut cut them out for me! I will share a post with all the details on how to do this very soon.
I cut out 4 different Snowflake designs on card stock, making multiples of each one. It adds lots of color and more Star Wars villains to the Halloween tree. There are lots of Star Wars snowflake designs available on that website but I chose the following:
- Praetorian Guard (2018) cut from red card stock
- AT-ACT (2016) cut from grey card stock
- Jabba The Hutt (2014) cut from cream card stock
- Wampa (2014) cut from white card stock.
DIY Star Wars Tree Topper
Let’s not forget the top of your Halloween tree! Honestly my first choice as a Death Star tree topper but we haven’t splurged on that yet. Peter came up with a free (for me) alternative. A fun Darth Vader candy bowl that he had been using in the garage to collect screws. He graciously offered to give it up and drill a hole through the center to create a Darth Vader tree topper. I think a Star Wars stuffed animal would be another easy (and inexpensive) tree topper idea.
More Star Wars Tree Decorations
My original plan was to add a black and red ribbon to the tree. Or maybe black and red beads. I love ribbon and beads more than tinsel or garland. I was also trying to make this a budget friendly project, so I raided my stash of ribbons before I went shopping. I found a super wide burlap ribbon with a black chevron pattern on it and I sliced it down the middle to double the length of it. I don’t remember why I bought it but I love how it looks on the tree.
Additional Halloween decor ideas for a tree include red or black ornament bulbs, strings of red or black beads, and a cool Star Wars tree skirt . I might hit up the clearance sales after Christmas this year to a get a few more details for our Halloween tree next year.