I love decorating for holidays and I was all about Halloween this year since this is Colton’s first big holiday and plus I had a lot more time to decorate since I am home!! I loved the wreath I made last year, My Boo Wreath, but it only lasted for October 2012. The black burlap really faded so I had to throw it away even though I loved it.
So when I started decorating this year, I knew I had to make a new Halloween Wreath. I turned to Pinterest and found tons of ideas. It was hard to choice the one I was going to make this year but I was really drawn to the Halloween Chevron Bat Wreath, which is this weeks project! Here is the pin that inspired me.
This pin takes you to Tater Tots and Jello, which is a great blog with tons of DIY crafts and decorating ideas. I love looking at this website. I pretty much followed what she did to make my wreath. I however, do not use a cutting machine, I used a punch to make my bats.
Here is what I did.
What you will need:
- Foam Wreath
- Orange Chevron (I got a yard and had some left over)
- Black Chevron
- Hot Glue
- Black Glitter Cardstock
- Bat Punch
- Black Bakers Twine
The first thing you do is cut your orange chevron into 3 inch strips.
Then you are going to start covering your wreath. Hot glue and end down and start wrapping until covered.
Then punch out your bats, I used glitter paper because it was easier than cutting out the bats on black paper and then adding glitter.
Then wrap the wreath with the bakers twine. Make sure you pull it very tight and hot glue it down.
Then hot glue your bats on.
Finally add your hanger using the black chevron.
Hang on your door and stand back to enjoy your work!!
I loved how it turned out!! It was super easy to make and makes me happy when I see my porch!!
I hope you give it a try and spruce up your porch with a touch of Halloween!
Until next time!
Jessica AKA Mrs. Ripple