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Social media users turn traditional Christmas trees into Halloween centrepieces


‘Tis the season to get spooky! Social media users turn traditional Christmas trees into Halloween centrepieces by covering them with fake blood, spiders and pumpkin lights

  • With Halloween near, some families are putting their Christmas trees to use early
  • Recycling the faux firs, Instagram users across the world showcased makeovers 
  • People are using plastic spiders, pumpkin lights and even fake blood to decorate

With Halloween fast approaching, some families are putting their Christmas trees to use early and transforming them into spooky ornaments. 

Recycling the faux firs, Instagram users ranging from Essex to Ohio and North Carolina, have proudly posted snaps of the creepy makeovers they’ve given their yuletide decorations.

The bizarre trend first hit social media in 2018, with festive enthusiasts no longer content to just carve pumpkins to celebrate the October holiday.

This year, the Halloween statement is bigger and bolder than before, with people using plastic spiders, pumpkin lights and even fake blood to decorate their trees.

When it comes to what goes under the centrepiece, while there are no presents to be found there are still treats in the form of bowls full of sweets. 

The traditional angels or stars usually found at the top of the decoration have also been replaced with a creepy alternative such as a troll or a witches hat.

Judging by the hashtag ‘Halloween Trees’ on Instagram and Twitter, which has thousands of uses, the trend shows no signs of diminishing. 

'Tis the season to get spooky: Families are putting their artificial Christmas trees to good use by giving them Halloween-themed makeovers, such as this orange version from America

‘Tis the season to get spooky: Families are putting their artificial Christmas trees to good use by giving them Halloween-themed makeovers, such as this orange version from America

Recycling the faux firs, Instagram users have proudly posted snaps of the creepy makeovers they've given their yuletide decorations, including this one from Essex

Recycling the faux firs, Instagram users have proudly posted snaps of the creepy makeovers they’ve given their yuletide decorations, including this one from Essex

The bizarre trend first hit social media in 2018, with festive enthusiasts no longer content to just carve pumpkins to celebrate the October holiday. Pictured, an example thought to be based in the UK

The bizarre trend first hit social media in 2018, with festive enthusiasts no longer content to just carve pumpkins to celebrate the October holiday. Pictured, an example thought to be based in the UK

Trick or tree! This year, the Halloween statement (pictured, one in America) is bigger and bolder than before

Trick or tree! This year, the Halloween statement (pictured, one in America) is bigger and bolder than before

Ho-ho-Halloween! Families used plastic spiders, pumpkin lights and even fake blood to decorate their trees (pictured)

Ho-ho-Halloween! Families used plastic spiders, pumpkin lights and even fake blood to decorate their trees (pictured)

Crafty! This Instagram user, thought to be based in the US, used brightly coloured wrapping paper to create her spook-tastic tree

Crafty! This Instagram user, thought to be based in the US, used brightly coloured wrapping paper to create her spook-tastic tree

Judging by the hashtag 'Halloween Trees' on Instagram and Twitter, which has thousands of uses, the trend shows no signs of diminishing. Pictured, Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas themed tree

Judging by the hashtag ‘Halloween Trees’ on Instagram and Twitter, which has thousands of uses, the trend shows no signs of diminishing. Pictured, Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas themed tree

In Los Angeles, an Instagram user created a tall tree with plastic spiders and pumpkins, illuminated with lights and wrapped in purple ribbon (above)

In Los Angeles, an Instagram user created a tall tree with plastic spiders and pumpkins, illuminated with lights and wrapped in purple ribbon (above)

Creepy! If terrifying was the vibe this family tried to go for, then it appears they succeeded thanks to the eerie lights and dolls decorating the tree

 Creepy! If terrifying was the vibe this family tried to go for, then it appears they succeeded thanks to the eerie lights and dolls decorating the tree

'Down a few ornaments since the cats decided to appreciate the tree,' admitted one Instagram user when sharing the above photograph

‘Down a few ornaments since the cats decided to appreciate the tree,’ admitted one Instagram user when sharing the above photograph

When it comes to what goes under the centrepiece, while there are no presents to be found there are still treats in the form of bowls full of sweets or fitting toys (pictured)

When it comes to what goes under the centrepiece, while there are no presents to be found there are still treats in the form of bowls full of sweets or fitting toys (pictured)

The traditional angels or stars usually found at the top of the decoration have also been replaced with a creepy alternative such as a troll (pictured) or a witches hat

The traditional angels or stars usually found at the top of the decoration have also been replaced with a creepy alternative such as a troll (pictured) or a witches hat

Tree-mendous! This creepy tree was completed with skulls, paper ghosts and pumpkins as well as a giant plastic spider on top

Tree-mendous! This creepy tree was completed with skulls, paper ghosts and pumpkins as well as a giant plastic spider on top

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