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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.

Brian Patrick Flynn, Decor Demon
Hanging Bat Wreath

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).

  • Hanging Bat Wreath
  • Hanging Bat Wreath

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.

  • Hanging Bat Wreath
  • Hanging Bat Wreath

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).

  • Hanging Bat Wreath
  • Hanging Bat Wreath

Attach Bats to Wreath and Adorn With Ribbon

Wrap the ends of the floral wire around the wreath until each bat is "flying" 1 to 2 inches above the wreath's surface (Image 1). Tip: To ensure the look is balanced, space bats 3 to 6 inches apart. Wrap ribbon around top of wreath (Image 2) and use it to hang finished wreath on your front door, over a mirror or in your home's entryway (Image 3).

  • Hanging Bat Wreath
  • Hanging Bat Wreath
  • Hanging Bat Wreath
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