Welcome Foolish Mortals! Today, I'm excited to share a very simple Haunted Mansion Christmas Tree idea that is super budget friendly. Since I already made a Halloween tree this season, I wasn't sure I could pull this one off. Die-hard Disney DIY fans will appreciate this pretty not-so-spooky purple take on tree decor. This post may contain affiliate links.
A trip to the dollar store and months of creative brainstorming finally came together right before Halloween. So excited about this. Last December, I went on a little Christmas themed vacation with my mom. We were at Disney's Magic Kingdom when I spotted a sign inspired by The Haunted Mansion. I had no idea what I would do with it but I knew I had to have it. Then, in January, I purchased this purple. With things looking unclear in the past months with my finances, I didn't know If I could budget in decorating it since I invested money into my teal ghost tree already.
So, that makes me extra proud to share this today and some of my little tricks to make it happen and the thought that went behind it. Join me for the ride.
This tree is perfect for both Halloween and Christmas! So you could keep it up for even longer. Yay.
"When the crypt doors creak
And the tombstones quake
Spooks come out for a swinging wake
Happy haunts materialize
And begin to vocalize
Grim grinning ghosts come out to socialize"
DIY HAUNTED MANSION TREE
Want to make your own Disney inspired DIY Christmas Tree? This fun idea is so easy to put together, will a few basic ideas.
First off, having a purple tree takes this idea right over the top. I got this prelit 7.5' slim purple tree in a post-holiday sale from Treetopia. They also sell a 6" option over on Amazon here and also at Walmart here. I'm obsessed with this color and it looks so pretty when natural light hits it.
THE HAUNTED MANSION DIY ORNAMENTS
This is one of my favorite additions to the tree, it makes the theming strong. I was able to find faux leather prints of The Haunted Mansion Wallpaper on Etsy for mine, but at the moment they are no longer for sale. My suggestion is to find a photo of the wallpaper that you like on google and print it off on your choice of paper or photo paper to use.
Here's what you need:
- Printed or Prints of The Haunted Mansion Wallpaper
- Fast Drying Glue or Glue Gun
- Mini Ornate Frames - I used these.
- String or Ribbon
Simply trace ovals out of your paper or material to fit the open space in each frame. Glue it on to secure it. Then take a few inches of string or ribbon and glue on a loop to be able to hang the ornaments. I think these came out SO pretty. I adore the mini frames that I found.
THE HAUNTED MANSION TREE TOPPER
At first, I thought I'd skip a topper. But, after the tree was decorated, it felt like it was missing something. Between my mom and I, we thought the addition of Madame Leota was going to be a must. A quick brain-storming session had me thinking plastic fish tank for a crystal ball was pretty genius.
This time, I took to the internets and found my fav Madam Leota image and adjusted the size to fit my fish bowl. Then, took light purple tulle and stuffed it in there behind and around the image. Then, placed one sheet in front of the image to give it a bit of a mystical look.
The final touch was to glue a ribbon around the base of the fish bowl for that extra crystal ball touch.
THE HAUNTED MANSION PLAQUE SIGN
Mine was purchased directly at Walt Disney World and they are not for sale online currently. However you can buy cool copycats on Etsy. There are a few to choose from currently.
HAUNTED MANSION INSPIRED CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS
General purple ornaments in all shades make for a perfect addition to the tree. I ordered a multipack of pretty mini purple ornaments on Amazon here.
Then, the rest of the items, I found at The Dollar Tree. Since they are seasonal, I wanted to list them here as ideas that you might consider adding either from the store or by finding comparable items while shopping around since they may not be available.
- Purple Bats with Clips
- Evil Eyes from Mini Pumpkin Decorating Sets
- Black and Purple Bows
- Black Flowers, some with Spiders on top. You could always glue your own on.
I'm so excited with how this came out but more importantly how I was able to keep costs as low as possible and think outside of the box. If you create your own inspired tree, I'd love to see it! Be sure to tag @Cutefetti on social media!
DISNEY HALLOWEEN DIY IDEAS
Want the best of Disney Halloween at home? Here are some of my favorite ideas.
Make a Mickey Mouse Halloween Candy Board that the entire family will swoon over. It's not-so-spooky for all ages.
BOO. To you! Make a DIY Mickey Ghost that actually lights up.
Say hello Disney-style when you hang this crafty Mickey Mouse wreath on your door.