DIY No-Sew Ornaments for Halloween Trees

No sewing machine? No problem! Easily craft these no-sew stenciled ornaments just in time for Halloween.

Photo by: Best Wishes Studio

Best Wishes Studio

Turns out Christmas isn’t the only holiday for festive ornaments and trees. This year, put a playful spin on a traditional Christmas tree by decorating a Halloween tree with DIY stenciled ornaments. These easy-to-craft ornaments are made with common craft supplies and can easily be customized and personalized to your liking, making them the perfect way to spend a crafty afternoon. No sewing machine required.

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Up the spook factor on your Halloween tree with these no-sew ornaments.

Materials Needed

  • felt
  • Halloween-themed stencil
  • black craft paint
  • craft paintbrush
  • scissors
  • Halloween-themed fabric
  • pen
  • pom-pom fringe
  • yarn
  • hot glue gun + sticks
  • batting

Paint Stencil Design

Once you pick out your Halloween stencil of choice, place it on appropriately colored felt (orange for pumpkins, purple for a monster, etc.) and fill in the pattern with black craft paint. For the best results, use a dry brush technique by not overloading your brush. Remove stencil and let dry.

Step 2: Carefully dab black paint over stencil and remove stencil while it's still wet. Let dry.

Photo by: Best Wishes Studio

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Cut Out Design

Once the paint has dried, use scissors to cut out the shape around the stencil, leaving about 1 inch of excess felt around the design's perimeter.

Transfer Shape to Fabric

Place the cut-out shape on the back of a piece of Halloween-themed fabric and use a pen to trace the shape (Image 1). Cut out using scissors (Image 2).

Attach Pom-Pom Trim

Place a bead of hot glue around the edge of the backside of the fabric and carefully press pom-pom fringe into the glue as you work your way around. Cut off any excess once you reach the end.

Step 5: Glue pom pom ribbon onto the inside edge of the patterned shape.

Photo by: Best Wishes Studio

Best Wishes Studio

Attach Yarn Loop

At the top of the ornament, hot glue a yarn loop for hanging.

Step 6: Glue hanging ribbon to top of the inside of the patterned fabric so you can hang up your ornament.

Photo by: Best Wishes Studio

Best Wishes Studio

Connect Pieces

On top of the fringe, repeat the hot gluing process around the edge to connect the felt piece. Leave approximately 2 inches unglued for stuffing.

Step 7: Glue just the inside edges of the two pieces together but leave about a 2" hole so you can stuff it.

Photo by: Best Wishes Studio

Best Wishes Studio

Stuff Ornament and Seal

Stuff the ornament with batting, being sure to fill any smaller detailed areas such as a pumpkin stem (Image 1). Once filled, use hot glue to seal the remaining gap (Image 2).

Final Steps

Repeat the stenciling, then stuffing, steps to make as many ornaments as you like, switching up the stencil for monsters, ghosts, pumpkins, skeletons and any other Halloween-themed design. Once complete, use them to decorate a haunted Halloween tree or simply hang them in your windows to greet trick-or-treaters.

Photo by: Best Wishes Studio

Best Wishes Studio

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