Halloween is almost here, but it’s not too late for a last minute diy craft! I made these crepe paper Halloween trees to add to our Halloween Village and am going to show you how easy they were to make today. If you have some streamers lying around, in Halloween colors, and a glue gun you are pretty much good to go!
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- Streamers in Halloween colors (black, orange, white, yellow, purple, etc.)
- Styrofoam cones in various sizes
- Thread spools – I prefer vintage wooden ones and used orange and black here.
- Plastic bat rings or yarn to tie a bow to the top of the trees – you can also leave them plain
I made these in one afternoon simply using what I had on hand. Feel free to improvise using what you have! If you don’t have Styrofoam cones, you can use cardboard ones or simply cut flexible cardboard or poster paper and shape into a cone. The thread spools are just for some added vintage whimsy. I skipped that on the large tree.
I decided to make one large orange and black tree, one orange tree with black pom poms and one “candy corn” tree, with white, orange and yellow streamers. We had some bat rings from previous Halloween’s so I added those to the tops of a couple of them just for fun.
To begin, I scrunched up the streamers (to have a ruffled look) to the length that went around the cone (about one inch from the base). Then, with the glue gun, I attached the top of the ruffled streamer to the cone. Then ruffled the next layer, slightly smaller in length and glued it slightly above the previous layer on the cone. Then continued this all the way to the top of the tree. Each layer slightly covers the one below. (Sorry I didn’t take more pictures of these steps…hope you get the basic idea!)
I made sure to start at the same place on one side of the cone that would end up being the “back” of the tree.
Then, hot glued the thread spools to the bottom of the cones directly in the center.
I hope you enjoyed this quick tutorial! These have been a fun addition to the Halloween village the kids and I put together in the dining room. In my next post, I am going to show you our Halloween village in full details…it was one of my favorite things to set up this year! If you missed our Halloween Home Tour, be sure to check it out and get a sneak peek of these!
Till next time…