Office HALLOWEEN decoration ideas - SPOOKY tree & spiders / bats - easy & inexpensive - cubical fun

I just recently posted about office birthday decorations and after begging and promising not to use gruesome, scary, creepy, or bloody decorations AND no body parts or clowns.......THEY LET ME DECORATE!!!!! {{mwahahahahaha}}

So I don't do cutesy or whimsical Halloween decor EVER....NEVER EVER! I still didn't want cute but needed to think about clients walking in. I brainstormed and was going to either go with a bat or spider theme. One person is sooooo scared of spiders and the same one I pulled this SPIDER IN A CUP PRANK on. I kinda mentioned it might be about spiders and they wouldn't be that creepy. I didn't really get an okay but later that night I was at Target and they had a bunch of fun spider decor and no bat stuff.

Spider theme it is!

Because I didn't want to spend a lot of money and I tried to find very inexpensive supplies.

Brown craft paper
Bulk bag of plastic spiders
Fishing line
Spider web
Few $1 store items
Spiders from Micheal's
Spiders from Party City
Spider window cling from Target

We had a leftover tri fold display board at work. I used one flap for the curly deco mesh centerpiece and the rest for the base of the tree. I needed something to keep it in place against the wall and it worked perfect!!!

I've made a paper tree before for the elementary school library and "Camp Read Along" theme for a classroom so I knew it would be pretty easy. (Trying to find pics of past trees) I also made tons of vines for a dinosaur party years ago.

I rolled out two really long pieces of craft paper for the trunk. One single piece would not be wide enough.

At the base I cut three sections on one piece and two sections on the other. These are the roots of the tree.
I crumpled and twisted the roots for a basic shape. Doesn't look that good ......yet. :)

I continued to crumple the trunk.

Made the roots have a little more shape and longer.

I hot glued the trunk to the tri fold cardboard leaving extra not attached on the bottom for the roots. 

Used one command strip to secure in place.

Each limb is separate. I cut the packing paper at an angle to form the end of the branch. I attached with a small amount of hot glue and/or a couple pieces of packing tape. 

The fishing line supports the limbs and to hang spiders.

I purchased a roll of magnetic tape for the magnetic board frame craft and it didn't work BUT was perfect for magnetic spiders!!!!

Bag of spider rings
Roll of magnetic tape

I cut the ring part off and hot glued tiny pieces of magnetic tape. EASY PEASY!

I tried magnetic buttons but they cover up too much of the spider. Plus the magnetic roll is much cheaper.

I added the extra spiders I didn't use for the table centerpiece to these little pots already in the office.

Tombstones and spider web to my desk. The spiderweb was from the $1 store and the hardest to work with. Usually it can be pulled but this just fell apart.  I planned to cover the office but this is all I ended up doing.

I love to make deco mesh wreaths and thought a centerpiece for our office conference table would be perfect. Orange, purple, green and black should be as cutesy enough. Plus the spiders are glittery. It matches our office lime green color too! Tutorial HERE.

I love how it turned out and was thinking that I could remove all the spider web and spiders after Halloween and add fall leaves. It would double for October and November decor. :) We'll see if they agree.

Had to share. :) I do this for almost every project. I get an idea and sketch something out but I can't draw. Usually you can't decipher what's going on. THIS ONE is so cute and exactly what I decorated. My son calls them my "game plan" paper. Lol!

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