Make a spooky Halloween Bat Wreath in just a few easy steps!
Throwback to one of my very FIRST Silhouette craft projects, check out this adorable Halloween Bat Wreath!
You guys!! For my birthday my mom and dad got me a Silhouette Cameo!!Do you know what that is? It’s like a computerized exacto knife! (aka my dream craft tool!)
Aa and I were talking the other day about how architecture school would have been different if we’d had access to something like this. Anyway, you can either buy shapes and designs from the Silhouette website or you can use either their software or some other software to create your own.
You lay out the shapes in the layout software, set it for whatever type of material you’re cutting and press go. It’s totally simple. I can’t even fully explain how excited I am about this!
So anyway, I was worried it would be hard to learn to use but it really wasn’t and this cute and spooky Bat Wreath was my first project. It was sort of ridiculously easy to make but it turned out even cuter than I thought it would.
And you know what? Even if you don’t have a cutting machine, you could totally trace some bats on paper and cut them by hand with either scissors or a knife. It would be completely doable!
Spooky Halloween Bat Wreath Supply List
Black scrapbook paper, mine had some sparkle
Silhouette Cameo (or similar cutting machine)
- First I painted the styrofoam wreath form with a dark charcoal acrylic craft paint.
2. Then I used an almost dry brush dipped in silver craft paint and added a thin coat of that to the wreath form.
3. After purchasing and downloading some bat shapes from the Silhouette store, I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out about 30 bat shapes from sparkly black cardstock scrapbook paper. The Silhouette cuts your paper on a slightly sticky cutting mat and when I peeled the bats off, I peeled from one wing tip towards the other so the bat had a gently curved shape.
4. Using hot glue, glue your bats to the wreath form.
I was so happy with my finished wreath, it turned out so cute and it’s perfect for our front door. But now I’m wondering…how in the world will I store this after Halloween is over?!
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