Halloween Ideas

Outdoor Halloween Decoration: Flying Bat Wreath

Easily craft this sculptural Halloween wreath that resembles bats taking flight with craft foam, floral wire, fabric and yarn.

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Materials Needed:

  • foam wreath form
  • dark gray or black yarn
  • floral wire
  • scissors
  • black pen or marker
  • hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • 1 yard of black fabric
  • 2-inch decorative ribbon
  • black craft foam

Cover Wreath Form With Fabric and Yarn

Wrap fabric around wreath form, ensuring the form is entirely covered (Image 1). Top fabric with two to three crisscrossed layers of yarn (Image 2).

Draw and Cut Out Bat Silhouette

Trace or freehand the silhouette of a bat onto craft foam with black pen or marker (Image 1) then cut out silhouette with scissors (Image 2). Repeat the process to make multiple bats in assorted sizes.

Cut Wire and Attach to Bat Silhouette

Cut floral wire into 10-inch lengths with scissors, one for each bat (Image 1). Attach floral wire directly to the back of each foam bat with hot glue (Image 2).

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