Halloween is a favorite holiday for many, and what could be more festive than a bat wreath? You can make this easy Halloween decoration yourself with just a few supplies!
Hello! Michelle here from Our Crafty Mom sharing a super fun paper bat wreath to celebrate Halloween. I’m all about quick and easy crafts and this cool bat wreath checks all the boxes.
This will look perfect with some wooden candy corn! Now your house is ready for Hallloween!
My daughter and I were browsing Target Dollar Spot-or is it called the bullseye playground? Whatever you call it, we LOVE it! The seasonal decor is a favorite of ours.
My daughter, Amanda, is obsessed with Halloween, while I am more of a fall fan. For whatever reason, she loves bats.
When she went to college, she decorated her dorm room with flying bats over her bed all year long! So when we saw the paper bats at Target for just a dollar, we scooped up a couple of packs. There are 12 in each pack, so $1 is a great price!
When she was at work, I surprised her with this bat wreath. Since we share an apartment, there are strict rules that it can only be displayed until November 1st. I have a feeling this cute wreath will find a new home in her room, but we will see!
How to Make a Paper Bat Wreath
What you need:
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DIY Tools Needed:
These are the ingredients you’ll need. All the exact amounts are in the printable card at the bottom of this post.
Cover your wreath form
I used an old jacket that had sherpa inside. Repurposed sweaters and jackets are great for crafts, so always check your closet for things you no longer wear.
Fold the paper bats
There are 2 different size bats included. Simply fold the bat wings and lay them out on the wreath to determine where you want to place them.
I alternated a larger bat with a smaller bat until the wreath was covered. A pack of 12 was all it took!
The last step is to hot glue the paper bats to the wreath. You don’t want to add too much glue. A dab to the center of each bat is all I used.
Add a piece of twine or wire to the back of the wreath for hanging. Once I hung the wreath on the door I decided to use one of the glue dots to add a large bat to the center of the wreath to see how it looked.
It seemed to have more of a 3d effect so I decided to leave it. The fun thing about crafts is you never know what direction it will go. The thing I always say is to have fun with it!
I hope you enjoyed this adorable bat wreath. Let us know if you make your own!
- Wreath Form
- Paper Bats
- Cover your wire wreath form.
- Cut your material into strips and wrap it around the wreath form.
- Simply fold the bat wings and lay them out on the wreath to determine where you want to place them.
- Hot glue the paper bats to the wreath.
- Add a piece of twine or wire to the back of the wreath for hanging.
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