Do you like homemade Halloween decorations? Make a spooky paper bag tree this year! It’s a very budget- and eco-friendly craft, all it takes is a brown paper bag and some rocks. There was one point while my son and I were making this tree that I thought, There’s no way this is going to look like a tree! But, I kept going and was happy with the end product – it does turn out to look like a spooky tree we can sit on a table or shelf with our other Halloween decorations.
The trick is to simply keep on twisting the branches! We could even twist ours a little bit more to make them super skinny and poky.
- Large brown paper bag
- Rocks or pebbles
- Small water/soda bottle
Cut off and the bottom of a large brown grocery bag.
Cut all the way down one of the sides so you have a rectangle. Place the small bottle bottle on the center of it.
Cut several strips from the outer edges of the rectangle all the way down to about 5 inches from the bottle. These strips that will become limbs. Twist them to within 3 or 4 inches from the ends. *Be careful not to twist too tight or the paper will rip.
Cut strips in the untwisted ends the same way as in Step 3, and then twist them into finer branches.
Remove the bottle and fill the trunk with a small rock or pebbles. Twist the trunk shut.
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Do you have any questions about how to make a paper bag tree? Or any suggestions on how to make it better? Feel free to leave your comments below.