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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Jen @ Eat. Sleep. MAKE. says
Such a cute idea! Never thought to make trees to decorate for Halloween, love it!
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!!
Love it so much! 🙂
Thanks so much!!
nest of posies says
love it Jen! all of it. those chains are such a clever idea & i love how the trees add a pop of color!
These are so cute! I might just have to make one or two to go with my felt trees.
Amy at The Red Chair Blog says
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!
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!!
What an easy way to add a little Halloween fun to your mantel! I’ll be sharing this one for sure!
Thanks Sharon!! I thought it might be fun to make some for Valentine’s Day too 🙂
Emily Hill (@emihill) says
Don’t be surprised if someone is missing a mantle display. (Just don’t come looking at my house…)
Love the window and the darling chain idea! It ads so much fun texture to the space! you rock!
Cute Jen!! I love all of your awesome halloween ideas!
Jen, I’m loving your mantel! The chains and the tiny pennant are my fave!
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!