It’s time for fall y’all! And that means colder weather and spooky decor… or maybe spooky sweet decor? A fun and easy wreath for Halloween! We’re going to cut out a few Spooky Felt & Faux Leather Bats with our Cricut and then it’s nothing but wreath!
Let’s get started!
- Cricut Maker
- Rotary Blade
- Faux Leather with Glitter
- Wreath Form (I found more options here)
- Hot Glue/Hot Glue Gun
- Cricut Access
Step 1: Use your Cricut to Cut your Bats
Ready to get started? Let’s start cutting a few of our bats! I grabbed a design file from the Cricut Access Library (The Bat Garland Decor file below) and cut out a few bats of different shapes and sizes. I even cut out one large filigree bat from the cut files but the felt didn’t hold out as well as I would have liked.
So instead of throwing that filigree bat out the window I doctored it back together with a bit of glue and then concentrated on the solid bats.
I wasn’t sure how many I needed (especially since I needed to use a few for my Halloween Gnomes) so I cut out a few small black felt bats and a few purple glitter bats. Then a few medium versions and 2 or 3 larger bats as well. Then it’s onto the next step!
Step 2: Arrange your Bats
Now that you have all your pieces it’s time to set the stage as they say. Grab your wreath form (I’m using a a cream grapewine wreath) and start to lay out your bats. I knew I wanted my filigree bat at the top but I wasn’t sure on the other bats… so I placed them around the wreath until I liked how they looked.
I wanted the bats to look like they were flying up the side of the wreath… and then off the top.
Once I had each bat in the perfect spot I moved onto the next step… securing the bats to the wreath.
Step 3: Attach your Bats
Now this is NOT rocket science. Once you have your bats in place go ahead and start to hot glue them in place. I like to add a dab of hot glue to the center of the bats but tried to leave the wings glue free so that they could flutter in the wind.
With the exception of the large filigree bat… which needed a bit more glue under the wings to keep it together!
Then just glue, glue, glue!
I even glued a few tiny bats onto the ends of the grapevines so that it looked like the bats were flying around the wreath. Which turned out super cute.
Now that all the bats are assembled you’re good to go! Let’s hang this baby up and see how it looks for fall!
I don’t know about you but I LOVE IT! Plus I love how fast and easy it was to make. Score!
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