Pinterest Project Tuesdays – Halloween Chevron Bat Wreath

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.

IMG_3970So 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.

photo-21This 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
  • Scissors
  • Black Glitter Cardstock
  • Bat Punch
  • Black Bakers Twine

IMG_3909The first thing you do is cut your orange chevron into 3 inch strips.

IMG_3918 IMG_3920 IMG_3921Then you are going to start covering your wreath. Hot glue and end down and start wrapping until covered.

IMG_3924 IMG_3926 IMG_3928 IMG_3927 IMG_3931Then punch out your bats, I used glitter paper because it was easier than cutting out the bats on black paper and then adding glitter.

IMG_3933 IMG_3935 IMG_3938 Then wrap the wreath with the bakers twine. Make sure you pull it very tight and hot glue it down.

IMG_3940 IMG_3941 IMG_3943Then hot glue your bats on.

IMG_3946 IMG_3948 IMG_3950 IMG_3954Finally add your hanger using the black chevron.

IMG_3956Hang on your door and stand back to enjoy your work!!

IMG_3960 IMG_3965 IMG_3967I 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!

Love,

Jessica AKA Mrs. Ripple

6 thoughts on “Pinterest Project Tuesdays – Halloween Chevron Bat Wreath

  1. I just love all your craft posts! I’d love to commit to doing something like this weekly, but we don’t have a dedicated craft store in my little town and thanks to the floods that just destroyed our major roads in and out it takes like 2 1/2 hours to get to the nearest city with a craft store! Major bummer…but as soon as the roads are fixed I think I’m going to do something like this…might help me from going crazy being a new stay at home mom! 🙂

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