Spooky season has come to an end and Tis’ the season for the holidays. If you’re a Grinch like me, hot cocoa an gingerbread cookies just aren’t your cup of tea. I always went through a post-Halloween depression because it is my favorite holiday. I finally found a way to get my holiday spirit up. Simply have Halloween for Christmas!
I was inspired by The Nightmare Before Christmas, my favorite classic Halloween/Christmas film. Jack Skellington, The Pumpkin King, discovers Christmas and takes his own twist that influenced me. On top of having a unique and creative holiday season, you also save money using your Halloween decor for Christmas!
Here are the three essentials:
- Halloween Christmas tree
Step 1: Start off with a white Christmas tree, nothing extravagant, your local Big Lots or Walmart carry all shapes and sizes.
Step 2: Wrap your tree with orange or purple Christmas lights.
Step 3: Purchase a box of assorted black, grey, white, striped ornaments. Normally found at Target, Walmart, Hobby Lobby.
Step 4: Gather all your pumpkins from Halloween and press them in your Christmas tree or around it.
Step 5: Top off your tree with a Jack Skellington plushie instead if a star and you’re done!
2. Santa Jack Christmas reef
Step 1: Buy decorative ribbon from your local Dollar Tree, Joann’s, or Michaels (preferably white and black).
Step 2: Begin building your reef, many videos on Youtube on how to make reefs.
Step 3: Top it off with pumpkins or a Santa Jack Skellington in the center and hang it on your door!
3. Oogie Boogie gifts
My favorite holiday ride at Disneyland is the Haunted Mansion and it inspired these spooky Christmas gifts.
Step 1: Pick any Christmas or Halloween wrapping paper you like.
Step 2: Get all your Halloween craft ribbons, spiders, skulls, and tombstones
Step 3: Wrap your gift and place them under your Christmas tree!