Monday, October 29, 2012

Halloween Photo Tree

I am not a crafty person. But I love crafty things. My motto is: If it requires any sewing, Modge Podge, or a glue gun, forget it!

This craft project is so simple that even I can do it. Plus, it's the perfect centerpiece for your Halloween (or birthday) party. {I actually made our Halloween Photo Tree for our girls' birthday party a few weeks ago.}

The beauty of this photo tree is that:

(1) You can display some of those lovely pictures of your kiddos hidden away in the photo album;

(2) You can create a display of pictures for ANY holiday, birthday, or special event, not just Halloween; and

(3) It's very cheap, quick, and easy to do {Did I mention how un-crafty I am?}.

I used pictures from the past three years of trick-or-treating, pumpkin patches, and other fall activities.
And each year I can dig out more pictures to add to our Halloween Photo Tree.

I think it will be a fun way to reminisce, laugh about how much we've all grown up, and just smile at the memories.

So, how do you make your own Halloween Photo Tree?

What you'll need:
  • Pictures
  • Construction paper or card stock 
  • Laminator & laminating pouches {I like this laminator.}
  • Glue or tape, hole punch, scissors, & yarn
  • Sticks or branches 
  • Vase or container 


  1. Gather up your pictures. {Don't be like me and have 5 photos of one kid and only 2 of another.} 
  2. Glue or tape your pictures to card stock or construction paper. For Halloween, I used orange and black paper. Use whatever fits your holiday or theme or what matches your home decor.
  3. Cut out around your pictures and insert them in the laminating pouches.
  4. Laminate.
  5. Cut out around your laminated pictures.
  6. Punch holes in top of pictures.
  7. Arrange branches into vase or container.
  8. Using yarn, raffia, or whatever you have {All I had was kitchen twine. Did I mention I'm not crafty?}, tie the pictures onto your branches, arranging the pictures so that each one is clearly visible.
  9. Display your photo tree for all to see!

I was really proud of my Halloween Photo Tree, and even weeks after making it, the girls still love to look at the pictures hanging on it and talk about them.

What kind of crafty things do you do to display your pictures?

Praying God's richest blessings on you,


Linking to The Better Mom, A Mama's Story, Growing Home, Raising Homemakers, Lessons from Ivy

1 comment:

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