How to Make a Paper Bat Wreath For Halloween
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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.
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
You can use any wreath form to make this bat wreath. A grapevine wreath form would also work. I always try to use what I have on hand, so I went with a wire wreath form from the dollar store.
What you need:
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These are the ingredients you’ll need. All the exact amounts are in the printable card at the bottom of this post.
- Wreath Form
- Paper Bats – (There is also this option at Target)
- Fabric to cover the wreath
Cover your wreath form
The first thing you want to do is cover your wire wreath form. If you are using a grapevine wreath you can skip this step.
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.
Cut your material into strips and wrap it around the wreath form. The great thing is you only need a dab of hot glue at the beginning and the end.
Fold the paper bats
I was seriously impressed with the quality of these paper bats, especially for the price. The package even included glue dots to hang the bats.
Since I was adding the bats to the fabric they weren’t strong enough, but they would definitely work with other materials.
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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