A few weeks ago, I made this wreath for a post for the girls at Eighteen25. (Love them!) I was about to write a post saying how lame my Halloween decorations are this year and then I told myself, “Self, don’t ignore the bat wreath. It deserves a little street cred.” Here we go.
I hadn’t played around with my Silhouette in a while, so it was the perfect time come up with something. Jumping on the yarn wreath bandwagon, I made my own little version.
The supply list is quite simple, really. Here it is…
- A styrofoam wreath (you choose what size)
- Spray paint to coordinate with your yarn
- Some yarn
- Construction paper
- Silhouette/Cricut/scissors—whatever you have on hand
- Patience. A lot of it.
For all the cute yarn wreaths I’ve seen out there, everyone failed to tell me how annoying it is to wrap the yarn for them. I’m here to tell you. It was annoying. BUT…it pays off in the end. (Side note—those are paint-stained pants. Don’t judge.)
After you wrap (and wrap and wrap) the yarn around the wreath, you just cut out various size bats to adhere with a glue gun. I wanted mine to look like they were flying in a bit of a swarm, so I had them get a little smaller toward the top. You can clearly tell I took an art class in the 8th grade.
I added the thickest green ribbon I had to give a little pop of color! It turned out perfectly. I like to keep my decorations simple, but I imagine you could embellish some more if you like.
Total cost? Uhhh…I guess I should have kept track of that. $4.00 for the yarn and $3.00 for the wreath form? That sounds good. I’ll go with $7.00. And a LOT of yarn left over for other projects. A lot of gray projects.
Disclaimer: I do, in fact, make things other than wreaths. I make dinner (sometimes); I make teenagers do writing assignments that I then have to grade; I make messes in my house that I have to pick up before the cleaning lady gets here. Just clarifying.
Don’t forget what tomorrow is! I’ll be here, and I hope you will be too!