Make a Creepy Halloween Tree

Bring the ambience of the outdoors in by attaching a skeletal paper tree to the wall and trimming the branches with framed paper silhouettes.


What You Need

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  • Roll of heavy black paper
  • Low-tack tape or reusable wall putty
  • Computer and printer
  • White letter-size computer printer paper
  • Spray mount adhesive
  • Black poster board

Download Tree Pattern

How to Make It

  1. Enlarge the tree pattern to desired size. Cut out the pattern.
  2. Draw around the pattern on heavy black paper; cut out.
  3. Hang on the wall with tape or sticky puttylike adhesive.
  4. For the portraits, in a word-processing or page layout program, place desired 5-x-7-inch to 8-x-10-inch clip-art borders.
  5. Add your own silhouettes or clip-art silhouette images as you like. Print images and cut out.
  6. In a well-ventilated area, liberally spray mounting adhesive on the back of each "portrait." Let dry.
  7. Center and press the portraits onto the black poster board; cut out. Hang the silhouettes on the tree with tape or adhesive.
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