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How to Make a Halloween Ghost Tree

By Rachel Meeks

Craft a spooky ghost tree with your kids for Halloween.

It’s so easy.

First gather some tree branches from outside.

How to Make a Halloween Ghost Tree by Rachel Meeks for Alphamom.com

How to Make a Halloween Ghost Tree (planter) by Rachel Meeks for Alphamom.com

Arrange the branches in an orange terra cotta pot. To hold the branches in place, the kids gathered pecans, or alternatively you could use crumpled brown paper, soil, or small pinecones.

How to Make a Halloween Ghost Tree (supplies) by Rachel Meeks for Alphamom.com

The ghosts are made from cotton balls, white tissue paper, and clear fishing line.

How to Make a Halloween Ghost Tree (step 1) by Rachel Meeks for Alphamom.com

Place a cotton ball on the tip of the branch. This reminds me of roasting marshmallows and campfires. Aren’t you glad it’s fall?

How to Make a Halloween Ghost Tree (step 2) by Rachel Meeks for Alphamom.com

Drape a rectangle of tissue paper over the cotton ball.

How to Make a Halloween Ghost Tree (step 3) by Rachel Meeks for Alphamom.com

Tie fishing line around the neck to secure the paper in place.

How to Make a Halloween Ghost Tree (ghosts on tree) by Rachel Meeks for Alphamom.com

Add a few more…

How to Make a Halloween Ghost Tree (Tree on Table) by Rachel Meeks for Alphamom.com

and that’s it!

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Published October 6, 2011. Last updated October 19, 2018.
About the Author

Rachel Meeks

Rachel Meeks is the voice behind the popular blog Small Notebook, a resource for simplifying and organizing your home. (Because it’s so much easier to b...

Rachel Meeks is the voice behind the popular blog Small Notebook, a resource for simplifying and organizing your home. (Because it’s so much easier to be a parent when you’re not surrounded by a ton of stuff.)

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