Halloween Bat Wreath

Bring spooky outdoor Halloween decorations right to your door with this DIY Halloween wreath. A few clever folds turn scraps of black and gray paper into a flying menagerie of spooky bats. Attach the bats to a straw wreath for a not-so-scary welcome to trick-or-treaters.

Watch our nifty orgami-folding technique to turn cardstock sheets into flying bats (free template included). Attach a colony of bats to a wreath and your Halloween door is all set for trick-or-treaters.

What You Need:

  • Grapevine wreath form
  • Matte white spray paint 
  • Crafts knife
  • Black and gray art paper
  • Hot-glue gun



Paint the Wreath

Set down newspaper or tarp to protect your work surface from paint, or place the wreath inside a cardboard box before painting. Spray-paint the wreath with the white paint to create a light background for your spooky bat's nest; black and gray bats will pop against the white surface. Set aside the wreath to dry while you create the bats.


Cut and Fold

Cut black and grey paper into squares using a crafts knife. We used 8-, 9-, and 10-inch squares to create bats of different sizes. Use the folding pattern available in the free download to turn each square into an adorable bat. 

Finish Wreath

When the wreath is dry and the bats are all folded, glue the bats to the grapevine wreath. Place glue on the back of each bat and press lightly onto the wreath. Try to stagger the bats, as if they are taking flight from the wreath in many directions or swarming your front door. Once the glue dries, hang this outdoor Halloween decoration in time for trick-or-treating! To add an extra festive touch, attach one extra bat to the door, as if he were flying away from the wreath. 


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