Halloween Front Door Bat Wreath

Halloween is my favorite holiday to decorate for, and I always enjoy coming up with new and different wreath ideas to decorate my front door with. I rounded up several supplies to quickly and inexpensively create this colorful Halloween wreath. Almost everything used to make this project came from the dollar store, so you won’t spend a lot to make this large, colorful Halloween wreath!

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Supplies Used:

  • Metal Wreath form
  • Foam bats, plain and glittered
  • Tulle
  • Craft wire
  • Glue gun
  • Unfinished Wood Witch’s Hat
  • Craft Paint: Lime Green and Purple
  • Burlap ribbon

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Step one: Wrap the metal wreath form with tulle. This will help the bats adhere better. I tied one end to the metal form and then started wrapping the wreath form. You can pin the end in place.

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Step two: Cut 6-8 inch pieces of craft wire and wrap them around sections of the wreath form. These will be used to help some of the bats “fly” off the wreath form.

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Step three: Start hot gluing the bats onto the wreath form and the wire ends. I started with plain purple bats first, then added glittery bats on top. Continue moving in one direction until the wreath is as full as you like. I used approximately 40 plain bats (two packs of 20) and 30 glittery bats.

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Step four: Paint the unfinished wood witch’s hat. I decided to use green and purple paint, since that’s my favorite Halloween color combination!

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Step five: Hot glue the hat on top of the bats. I also glued a piece of yellow fabric to the back of the wreath to look like a moon, but this is optional.

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I love to use the purple and green color combination with my Halloween decorating, but if you prefer the more traditional orange and black color scheme just use black foam bats instead of the purple ones I chose. This witch hat wreath is a fun, non spooky way to greet visitors to your home this Halloween!

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