Halloween Bat Wreath

Some nifty origami folds turn scraps of black and gray paper into a flying menagerie of spooky bats. Collect a handful of bats on a straw wreath for a swarming 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.


  • Grapevine wreath form
  • Matte spray paint (in white)
  • Crafts knife
  • Black and gray art paper
  • Bat folding diagram (available here)
  • Hot-glue gun


  1. Spray-paint the wreath; let dry.
  2. Cut paper into squares (we used 8-, 9-, and 10-inch squares) using a crafts knife.
  3. Download the pattern.
  4. Fold squares into bat shapes, following the pattern.
  5. Hot-glue the bats to the wreath.


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