Saturday, September 18, 2010

Halloween Tree with Ornaments

This is my Halloween Tree.

Along with Ghost and Bat ornaments too!

Here is how I made it

I did not buy anything new for this tree.

I found some twigs out in our yard and had my boys help me paint (not spraypaint, regular paint, just because I did not have any black spray paint lying around, but that would work great).

And I went through some of my Halloweenish fabrics to wrap this cookie tin.

I bought that tin months ago from Home Goods but it was just sittin' around so I thought it would be perfect to hold the twigs.  I stuffed it with paper towels so that the twigs would stay in place.

I chose the black polka dot fabric (of course polka dots!) and wrapped it around the tin.

Then I added a dab of hot glue to the edge and wrapped it over the top and secured it with the glue.  The bottom of the tin is not glued and just drapes.  I planned this for my mantle so it did not matter what the bottom looks like for me.

Next to make the ghost ornaments.

I found a scrap white fabric from my stash and roughly cut several  4 x 4 squares (not exact at all)

I added a small amount of fiber fill to create a ghost's head and closed the fabric around it.

Wrapped a rubber band around the fabric to secure the fiber fill and created a ghost's head.

Then I used a sharpie to create the eyes and mouth and wrapped a ribbon around the rubber band creating the ghost.

I threaded a needle and placed the string towards the back of the ghost's head to hand from the tree.

As for the bats, I Googled "Halloween Bat Patterns" and just free handed cutting a bat form from felt.  Hot glued some ribbon to the back of the bat and hung it from the tree.

Just keep making ghosts and bats and add them to your tree.

I added some orange ric rac to tin and I also made some of the ghosts from other fabrics. 

The messy strands of glue that a glue gun creates worked great to give a spider web effect on the tree. I did that last once all of the ornaments were on the tree. 

And here it is on my mantle.

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Mary Beth said...

Oh my goodness- how absolutely adorable.... my little guys would love this {and so do I!}.

I♥naptime w/ Chocolate Sundaes said...

What a cute decoration, great job! I'd love for you to link them up at sundae scoop!

Lolly Jane said...

aww, so cute!!