Sunday, October 3, 2010

Spooky Tree for Halloween

Remember my white twig centerpiece I did a couple weeks ago?  I used it for the chocolate and turquoise tablescape that was one of my favorites!  And now I have repurposed it for a Halloween decoration.  This was a fun project my daughter and I did this afternoon.

We used black poster board, an old envelope, some leftover batting and fabric, and cookie cutters for templates.

The batting was perfect for the ghosts.  It's see-through and wispy, just like ghosts!  I only needed one moon so the old envelope worked perfect.  And of course bats need to be black so we bought some poster board.  We traced around the cookie cutters and cut out the shapes.  I used a thread and needle to hang the shapes on the tree.

I had some leftover fabric that I wrapped around the base of the centerpiece and tucked it in the top.

While buying the poster board we found a scary "crystal" skull candle holder.  I had three goblets that I didn't know what to do with, but they go perfectly with the skull as candle holders!!

Now we have even more Halloween decorations to enjoy!  Do you need some great Halloween ideas?  Go to Between Naps on the Porch and check out Metamorphosis Monday!!


  1. Cute spooky tree...what kind of tree branches? They are really gnarly!

  2. GREAT idea using the cookie cutters as templates and making the ghosts from batting! LOVE it!! Great job xo

    :D Lynda


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