If you’re looking for some simple ways to decorate for Halloween, we’ve got you covered! These paper Halloween trees are a quick and easy craft project. Just cut out a few trees and place them on your mantel, shelf, or table with some paper Halloween houses, these Halloween peg dolls, and a couple spiderweb lanterns.

Because of all the tiny, narrow cuts you need to make, we recommend using a cutting machine for this project. Otherwise you can cut your trees by hand using detail scissors or a detail knife.

black cardstock spooky paper trees

Treemendously spooky

The pointy branches with all of their twists and turns are what make these paper Halloween trees so spooky. There’s also something about the design that looks like a witch or sorcerer casting a spell. But maybe that’s just our vivid imaginations going into overdrive!

When you are ready to craft your paper Halloween trees, you’ll want to use cardstock paper to give your trees more stability and structure. We have some new black cardstock in the shop that we used, but if you have white cardstock on hand, you could always color your trees with some black spray paint after cutting them out.

Skill level: Beginner

Crafting tip: You can re-size our pattern to make larger or smaller trees for your Halloween display.

Other craft projects shown: Halloween peg dolls

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Download our SVG file or PDF template below. Cut, then slide the two coordinating pieces together to create your paper Halloween trees.

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