DIY Spooky Tree

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Here is a spooky tree I created as one of my Halloween decorations. I love the look of trees as they transition into fall so thought it would be fun to create one that is creepy for Halloween. Even though he has a scary face, I think he came out kind of cute. He is fairly easy and very inexpensive to create. I used recycled items and things I had around the house. The only materials I had to buy were LED lights for the inside of the stump. Contact me if you would like my pattern for the spooky tree creepy face.

Here is how I created my spooky tree.



  • Oatmeal Container
  • Brown Packing Paper
  • Tissue Paper
  • White Glue
  • Dark Brown, Light Brown, Black and Yellow Paint
  • Cardboard
  • Thin Wire
  • Faux Leaves
  • LED Lights

Instructions to make the Spooky Tree:

Draw a spooky face on a piece of paper and tape it to the oatmeal container.

Cut out the face with a craft knife.

Twist pieces of brown packing paper or a paper bag to make the branches and arms. Add pieces of wire in the arms and branches to give them a good shape. Attach to the oatmeal container with craft glue.

Glue the oatmeal container to a cardboard base and add twisted pieces of paper to the base to form roots. Attach strips of tissue to the container using white glue.


Paint the entire tree with white glue and let dry…this will secure everything and keep the branches from unraveling. Glue twigs to the end of the branches to give the tree a more lifelike look.

Paint the tree with different colors of brown to make it look like bark and paint the inside yellow.

Glue leaves and moss around the base and fill with lights.



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