Dead tree branches can add character to your Halloween decor.
Some dead branches, black paint, and a basket or pot filled with dirt or florist foam or anything you choose....just paint the dry branches black as well as the pot you are using...(I didn't paint my basket as I want it brown for the rest of the year lol) You can put lights on the branches if you choose but the wires should also be black. Add a crow or raven to the branches and you have a nice looking arrangement for a side table and if you go LARGE with a BIG pot and BIG branches, they look great standing in a corner or on each side of a door or entryway.
Food for thought. Have an awesome and frightful Halloween!