DIY Mad Scientist Halloween Tree with Treetopia

by Crafty Lumberjacks

We’re chilled to the bone to partner up with Treetopia and DIY royalty, sharing fun and spooktacular trees all week long!


Bottles and charts and skulls , oh my! 

Our theme was concocted while listening to the song “Weird Science”.  We wanted to make it as kooky and bright as we could.

Our mad scientist is the star with his lab rats close at hand. The rats are carrying test tubes made from cologne sample bottles and filled with blue glitter glue gel. Each lab rat is tagged in it’s ear with a cut piece of silver washy tape.


Dollar store finds were a huge help in decorating our tree our Silver Shadow Ombre Tree.

We used plastic goggles and ping pong eyeballs to create sets of nerdy watchful eyes. The purple tubing is from the dollar store also!


The test tubes are filled with neon green glitter glue and a drop of neon toxic green acrylic paint.

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Our styrofoam lobotomy skulls were a simple procedure.


And the vintage lab charts are off the charts! 


A few science books and neon green bottles on the bottom of the tree acts as the tree skirt.


Treetopia is so awesome that they’re offering a 15% off discount code!
Coupon Code: TTHWDIYQ17E
Available from October 9-27, 2017, so head on over!




CINDY RICHTER October 12, 2017 - 4:29 pm

Saw this on the TFT link party. It is the best Halloween tree I’ve ever seen! So clever!

Crafty Lumberjacks October 24, 2017 - 3:33 pm

Aw, thank you so much! Happy Halloween!

Carol October 12, 2017 - 8:16 pm

OMG you guys. This is so freaking ( no pun intended) awesome! I am so happy to see your creativity has been recognized and how you’ve exploded into so many places!

Crafty Lumberjacks October 24, 2017 - 3:35 pm

Aw thank you so much, Carol! That’s so sweet. Hope you’re having a spooktacular Halloween!

Beverly October 17, 2017 - 3:04 pm

This is fabulous! I love it! Thanks for partying with us at Snickerdoodle. Pinning to my Halloween Board.

Crafty Lumberjacks October 24, 2017 - 3:35 pm

We always love partying with you guys! Xoxo

Brenda April 21, 2021 - 8:30 am

Hi, I wish there was a video on the making of the fortune teller tree. I saw the existing video, but it just showed the tree and did not go into the process. I really enjoyed the Dracula and movie theater trees.


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