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Make Halloween Ruffle Trees (tutorial)

I made some Christmas Ruffle Trees a couple years ago and ever since then I have been wanting to make some Halloween Ruffle Trees.

I decided that this is the year. And they were so fast and FUN to make!!

(felt Christmas Tree tutorial)

Such a fun way to bring some Whimsical Halloween Color to your decor this year!

And, they are super easy to make too!!

Plus, they are no-sew. All you need is a glue gun. Yay!! (what would I ever do without my trusty glue gun???)

Here’s how to make the Ruffle Trees:

  • Take Styrofoam trees. I used four different sizes.
  • Then cut a strip of 4 inch wide material from felt or cotton fabric.
  • Start at the bottom and wrap the material around the bottom of the tree form. You can either sew a big stitch at the top of the material with your sewing machine, or I just added some gathers as I glued the material onto the bottom of the tree form.
  • Once I got to the back of the wreath form, I cut the material.
  • Then I added another layer of material over the first layer, covering the top of the first layer. I also added gathers as I glued the second layer on.
  • When I reached the top of the tree form, I made sure there was about a 1″ amount of material at the top. After that layer was glued on I put some hot glue at the top and then folded the material over the hot glue to cover the top of the tree.
  • After the trees were completed, I took an old window and lined it with some newspaper.
  • Then I put it on my mantel and layered a paper pennant I made using some left-over scrapbook paper. I just glued the pennants onto the chain.
  • I attached the different chains to the window using some tacks.
  • And then I layered the felt Halloween trees onto the mantel.

I love these little trees!!

Thanks for stopping by – have a wonderful day!!



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  2. Such a cute idea! Never thought to make trees to decorate for Halloween, love it!

  3. I love the idea of using the chain and of course the trees are so cute!! I will have to try this one, thanks for sharing!!

  4. Love it so much! :)

  5. love it Jen! all of it. those chains are such a clever idea & i love how the trees add a pop of color!


  6. These are so cute! I might just have to make one or two to go with my felt trees.

  7. Hi Jen,

    I love your ruffle trees. And leave it to you to make newpaper-backed salvaged windows look so chic! You’ve got such a great eye and such creative talent!

  8. Jen- I want to live in your house someday. You make holidays so much fun! I love these trees and the directions. xoxo

    • Thanks Mique!! I want to live at your house. I loved that picture you posted on Instagram of your kids playing ball in the house – you are such a fun mom!!


  9. What an easy way to add a little Halloween fun to your mantel! I’ll be sharing this one for sure!

  10. Don’t be surprised if someone is missing a mantle display. (Just don’t come looking at my house…)

  11. Love the window and the darling chain idea! It ads so much fun texture to the space! you rock!

  12. Cute Jen!! I love all of your awesome halloween ideas!

  13. Jen, I’m loving your mantel! The chains and the tiny pennant are my fave!

  14. Jen, I love your Halloween silhouette – the trees and such a fun element. I don’t know that I would have thought to do the trees for Halloween. They turned out so cute!


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