This Halloween mini tree kit for kids is easy to make using secondhand easter trees, plastic beads and some inexpensive stickers. You can make your own packaging tube for it with recycled cardboard. Embellish with Halloween scrapbook paper.
Halloween can be a magical time for kids and with this little kit they can decorate their own tree. They can even make more ornaments and create a spooky scene with mini pumpkins and action figures or dolls.
Read on to see how to put together this adorable kit
-Wire Easter Trees
-Black matt spray paint
-Halloween stickers ( I used some from the Dollar store but you can use any kind like these or make your own.)
-Plastic beads and string
-Scissors and exacto knife
-Glue and glue gun
-Clear cellophane gift bags
-Small bag for garland
-Halloween scrapbook paper
-Tissue or Crepe paper
-Recycled cardboard or poster board for tube.
The first thing to do is prepare to turn your stickers into hanging ornaments. Peel the paper off of the adhesive from the back and place a loop of thread at the top of the sticker as shown. Then place your sticker on a piece of same color paper to create the backing.
Do this for all of your stickers.
Cut out your stickers from the construction paper being careful to avoid the thread hangers. If you accidentally snip one off just add a bit of hot glue and add the thread loop back to the ornament.
For the mini tree garland I used some secondhand plastic beads that I cut to about 15″ and attached an earring hook to each end. If you are stringing your beads then you can just add a loop to each end with your string.
Next step is to spray paint your wire trees with a matt black spray paint. I do this outside due to the fumes. Follow the directions on the can of spray paint.
Once your tree is painted let it dry thoroughly.
I added some black glitter to the base and trunk of the trees. This step is optional if you are not into glitter.
It is always a good idea to go over the glitter with a layer of watered down glue to keep the glitter from getting everywhere!
Now to create some packaging for our kit. I am using recycled cardboard and packaging.
I am creating a tube for my kit so I traced the bottom of the wire tree since that is the widest thing that will be in the tube. Once traced onto the cardboard I cut out several. Next cut out your tube material and wrap it around the cardboard circles we just cut and make sure that the tree fits into the tube. Once we see that it fits we can use our hot glue to glue the circle to one end and glue the vertical seam shut. The top is open so we can make our lid.
To make the tassel you will wrap your yarn around your fingers until you have a good size. Slip the yarn off your fingers and tie a piece of yarn around one end as shown. Then you can cut the other ends of the yarn to create a tassle. Attach the tassel to another piece of yarn and poke it through the top of your lid.
Add scrapbook paper to the underside of the lid to cover where the yarn comes through. Cover the top of the lid with crepe paper or scrapbook paper. Add a scrapbook paper embellishment to the front of your tube.
Create a little gift card from some scrapbook paper. Package up the ornaments and garland in the cellophane bag and fold more scrapbook paper on the top and staple in place.
Add another cellophane bag over the tree bending the wires in close to the trunk so that it fits neatly in the tube. Tie the bag with yarn and slip the tree, card and ornament package into the tube and close with the lid.
Adding some treats to this package would make it even better! What do you think? Do you know a kid that would love to get this as a gift for Halloween?