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8 DIY Halloween Tree Plans You Can Make Today (with Pictures)

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One of the best ways to decorate your home for Halloween is to make DIY spooky trees. Spooky trees are affordable to make, but they also look, well, spooky! Here are 8 DIY Halloween tree plans that you can make today:

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The 8 DIY Halloween Tree Plans You Can Make Today (with Pictures)

1. Made by Mama Hawaii DIY Spooky Halloween Tree

Materials: Old tree branches, pots, fairy lights, Halloween gauze, decorations for branches
Tools: Black spray paint, newspaper, Quikrete
Difficulty Level: Beginner

This DIY Spooky Halloween Tree is perfect if you want Edgar-Allan-Poe-themed indoor decor. This tree is very cheap and simple, but it looks like something you would pick up at a craft fair.

The instructions are very simple. You will see a list of things you need, and you can watch a video to see how everything is made. The plan is pretty intuitive. So, you can probably figure out how to do this plan, even without the video.


2. Paper Glitter Glue Twisted Tree

Materials: Wire, paper, paint
Tools: Wire cutters, glue
Difficulty Level: Beginner

Another great indoor decor option is the Paper Glitter Glue Twisted Tree. This twisted tree is small, and it is something that you can enjoy with your children. You can place it on countertops, tables, and even windows for a spooky touch.

The plans are straightforward. You’ll find written instructions, pictures, and even a video tutorial. From all these tutorials, you and your children are sure to make a great twisted tree for the home.


3. South Lumina Style DIY Halloween Stick Tree Centerpiece

Materials: Vase, branches, Halloween-themed ornaments, spray paint
Tools: Glue for accessories
Difficulty Level: Beginner

The South Lumina Style DIY Halloween Stick Tree Centerpiece is a cute take on a Christmas tree with Halloween flair. It can be made for only a few dollars, and it only takes mere minutes to create.

This plan is so simple that you don’t really need instructions to figure out how to make this centerpiece. Even so, the instructions are thorough to ensure you are not left with any questions.


4. The Navage Patch Halloween Tree

Materials: Tree, spray paint, decorations
Tools: Concrete, glue
Difficulty Level: Beginner

The Navage Patch Halloween Tree is a cute yet creepy take on a Halloween tree. It is perfect for indoor decor that you still want to look fit for an adult home but still themed for the holiday.

These plans are pretty easy to follow. They include everything you need to know about the plan. Plus, the steps themselves are easy. Although this plan isn’t necessarily designed for kids, it is a great beginner plan for adults specifically.


5. The Sweetest Occasion DIY Bat Branch Halloween Centerpiece

Materials: Send branches, bat cutouts, vase
Tools: Hot glue gun, hot glue sticks
Difficulty Level: Beginner

The Sweetest Occasion DIY Bat Branch Halloween Centerpiece offers an alternative option to an indoor spooky tree fit for an adult home. This final product is cute and Halloween-themed, but it isn’t too spooky either, allowing it to fit into practically any home.

The instructions are super easy to follow. Not only is the project itself easy to anticipate, but the author takes the time to fully explain what you need, why you need it, and how to use the tools to make the best finish.


6. The Craft Crib Halloween Creepy Tree

Materials: Steel wire fencing, chicken wire, newspaper, floral wire, foam spray, twigs, wooden dowels, paint, fabric, piping, elbows
Tools: Wire cutters, Dremel, saws, paint rollers
Difficulty Level: Intermediate

The Craft Crib Halloween Creepy Tree is an outdoor creepy tree for trick-or-treaters. This tree almost looks like a character enjoying your home as well.

These instructions are very thought out and easy to follow. It easily lists everything you need and everything you need to do, along with pictures for every step in the process. Although this plan requires more skill, it can still get done pretty easily.


7. Dave Low Design Spooky Tree

Materials: Concrete, tubes, plywood, painters’ paper, face protection, spray paint, latex paint, pencil, branches, law and stakes
Tools: Brackets, adhesive, jigsaw, screws, drill, glue, paintbrush
Difficulty Level: Intermediate

An alternative spooky tree character for your yard is the Dave Low Design Spooky Tree. This tree will add a great touch to your home because the tree looks a bit spooky for guests and trick-or-treaters.

You will have to head over to Hallmark Channel’s website to get full instructions. These instructions are super easy to follow and include a list of everything you will need. Although this plan will take some time, the instructions are easy enough to follow.


8. Oak Lane Cemetery Vine Arch

Materials: Stretch wrap, poles, plastic skeletons
Tools: Scissors, heat source, glue, spray paint
Difficulty Level: Expert

If you want something for the outside of your home, consider Oak Lane Cemetery’s Vine Arch. This vine arch will transform your home into a creepy portal for the trick-or-treaters and onlookers to enjoy.

This plan is a little difficult to make. The plan itself requires a bit of skill, and the instructions are a bit chaotic. There are plenty of pictures that you can enjoy and a long post describing the plan, but you will have to figure out most of the planning yourself.

divider 4How Do You Make a Tree Look Spooky?

If you want to decorate the trees outside your home, there are a lot of easy things you can do. You can hang decorations from the tree. One of the easiest methods is having Halloween spider webs. These will make the trees look spooky, but they aren’t bad for the environment, and they are easy to take down.

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Final Thoughts

We hope that these plans have inspired you to make some spooky trees this holiday season. Give one of these plans a try and post some pictures!


Featured Image Credit: freestocks, Unsplash

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