Make it Monday: Spooky Tree

Here is another great craft project to make for Halloween. This spooky tree was designed by one of our designers, Kindra Boroff. This is a great craft for beginners, that can take between 1 hour and 1.5 hours to complete. Use this tree as a table centerpiece, porch display, or paper weight. The possibilities are endless! For more Halloween craft project ideas check out our Halloween super center.


Fabric Stiffy: # 1550 – 8oz.

Apple Barrel paints: #20504 Black, #20503 White, #20508 Pewter Grey

¾” spouncer

#1 Script Liner

#12 Flat brush

3” foam ball,

2” foam balls

5 ½”x 2 ½”x 5 ¾” wood block


18 gauge brown paper wire

hot glue

wire cutters



  1. Using the brown paper wire, twist pieces together till you create your spooky tree.
  2. Drill a hole in the center of the wood large enough for the tree to fit into. Basecoat the tree and the wood Black.
  3. Mix 1 part Stiffy and 1 part Black in a small bowl. Dip the cheesecloth, sized to fit over the block, into the mixture. Squeeze out excess.
  4. Drape the cheesecloth over the piece of wood. As it dries, form the cheesecloth as desired.
  5. Using a serrated knife cut a small piece of foam off the bottom of the foam balls so they can sit flat. Paint the foam balls with Black.
  6. With a script liner and Pewter Grey paint some stripes on the balls to make it look like pumpkin lines.
  7. Write “boo” on the pumpkins as shown with White and a script liner. Insert brown paper wire into the top of the pumpkins for stems.
  8. Hot glue the tree and pumpkins on the block as shown.

Cut small squares of cheesecloth. Mix 1 part stiffy and 1 part Pewter Grey in a small bowl and dip the cheesecloth squares into the mixture. Drape the small squares over the branches as shown.

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