Halloween is a favorite holiday for many of us and for a good reason. No one can deny the allure of fall festivities limned with exquisitely cozy flavors, beckoning fragrances of pies and cookies, and black and orange decorations. In the midst of the flurry of holiday décor, it should be a crime to forget to include a festive wreath. You can DIY or buy beautiful Halloween wreaths, although the former has a certain charm that the store-bought stuff doesn’t offer. To help you out, we have an easy, inexpensive albeit slightly time-consuming DIY paper bat wreath for Halloween. Let’s begin, then.
- Cardboard cutouts
- Black paper
- Twigs or craft wire
- Hot glue gun
How to DIY Paper Bat Wreath
- Cut two circles of the same size from the cardboard. Draw concentric circles within a distance of two inches and cut it. It will give you a nice wreath base with enough space within
- You can create a twig base as well with protruding branches from all directions. If you are using craft wires, make sure to create a thick round base from them with jutting wire pieces
- Glue the wire/twig base between the cardboard circles using hot glue
- Then fold black paper in the middle, draw half a bat on it, and cut it. Open the fold to reveal a full bat
- Repeat the process with small and bigger-sized bat cutouts to get as many creatures of the night as you want
- Once you have enough cutouts and the base is ready, it is time to glue the bats onto the wreath
- Cover the base entirely with bats and leave the wings upright
- Bend the jutting wires in different directions and glue more bats there. If you are using twigs, there is no need to bend them as they will snap
- Once nicely covered, the handmade paper bat wreath is ready to adorn your home
The result is truly spooky and satisfying. Follow the video tutorial for clearer comprehension. Let us know if you give this Halloween paper bat wreath a try.