Fa la la la la, la la la la.
With the help of some wood glue, clamps, hockey tape, paint, and loads of patience, I was able to reconstruct the broken tree I got from the company which shall not be named (I think the Oriental Trading company is officially banished from my Halloween kingdom at this point).
As you can see, I've started decorating it with large spiders, skeletons, a few lights and garland. The reason for the post, however, is not to parade around photos of my Frankenstein tree, brought back to life. It's to tell you about the quick and simple Halloween Ornament How-To now available in my monster workshop.
All you really need is some clay (I used cheap Crayola paperclay), some cookie cutters, some ribbon and some paint to make yourself Halloween shapes for trees, wreaths, doorways or windows. This is a good one to do with the kids.
Below are more images of the tree so far. Enjoy!