Dani’s DIY Halloween Wreath
Whether you like your Halloween spine-tingling, nail-biting, heart-stopping or just an apple barrel of laughs, Dani’s spooktacular bat wreath will have your hair standing on end and your home looking wonderfully frightening for October 31st. The best thing is, you can make one with just a few bits and pieces in the comfort of your own flat, house or haunted mansion! So, grab your spice pumpkin latte, pop on your favourite chilling film and let’s get started with these simple steps…
To make the Wreath
1. Let’s get started by making the wreath more seasonal with black spray paint. It’s best to do this outside in an old cardboard box to help keep mess at a minimum.
2. While the wreath is drying, it’s time to cut your faux florals. A wire cutter works well for this, but you can also use a pair of scissors if you don’t have these to hand!
3. Once the wreath is dry and your flowers are cut, you can start dressing your wreath. The woven rattan makes a great base to simply thread the flowers into or you could use a glue gun to make them more secure. If you want to change the stems throughout the year, keep them loose so you can update it as you wish.
To make the bats
1. Use a black piece of card, this can be as big or as small as you would like the bats to be. We started off with a rectangular shape of roughly 10cm x 15cm.
2. Fold the card in half and using a pencil, draw a bat shape.
3. Using scissors, carefully cut the bat out.
4. Repeat until you have as many bats as you would like.
5. Using double sided tape or a glue gun you can attach the bats directly onto the wreath. If you want the bats to come to life, thread fishing wire through the rattan and stick it onto the bat so they look like they’re floating!
And voila, you have your very own bat wreath that can be hooked on your door or wall. Why not try and mix up the colours and flowers to find your spooky style? Happy Halloween!