I wanted to do this tree last year, but never got my branches. So this year I kept bugging my husband until he finally went out and cut me some dead trees and brought them home. I trimmed them up and spray painted them black. I made the pumpkin garland out of different sized circles and ovals and hand cut strips of brown paper for the stem. I taped the brown on to the circles and put them in the order I wanted them and sewed them together leaving about 2" in between each one. for the spider I used a cut file from the Silhouette store and put two together and sewed them together like the pumpkins. When they were all sewn together, I folded the spiders into each other to make them more dimensional. I then just draped the two garlands over may tree.
I also made some dimensional pumpkins to hang on the tree. These were made by taking 2 circles and sewing them together down the center. Then taking two of these sets and gluing them together. I first ran some twine thru a button and then place the twine in between these two sewn pieces and then glued them together. The button at the bottom. Then I added the hand cut stem and vine piece.