For years now, I’ve been wanting to try making a spooky tree for Halloween. After perusing the internet, I came up with my own tree and ornaments using the following materials:
- Tree branches
- Black spray paint
- A container of some kind to hold your sticks
- DHD Halloween kits
- Wooden discs & crafting (popscicle) sticks
- Bottle caps
- Acrylic disks
- Your choice of paint
- Wire, thread or ribbon
- Hammer, nail, & circle punch
First, I grabbed some dead branches from our backyard, removed any dead leaves and spray painted them black. We have a Bradford Pear tree in our backyard and I chose those branches and left on some of the shriveled berries to add to the spookiness of my dead branches. After the spray paint dried, I arranged the sticks in an apothecary type bottle I found at Hobby Lobby.
Next, I began making ornaments for my tree. Using the following kits, wood discs, and Spare Parts by Paper Studio, I created ornaments for my tree. Any of DHDs Halloween kits would work well for this, but these are the ones I chose:
To create the different ornaments for your tree, print off your favorite DHD Halloween papers, sayings and elements. For the bottle cap ornament, first, make a small hole in the bottle cap using a hammer and nail. then use a circle punch to punch out your Halloween paper, and glue that to the bottle cap.
But, who wants a Halloween tree with only one kind of Halloween ornament? Another type of ornament you can make to spookify your tree is using a circle punch to punch out two different sizes of DHD paper and then adhering these to a wooden disc with modge podge.(Dont’t forget to make a hole in the ornament so you can attach your thread.)
Add one of Jen Allyson’s apothecary labels