I have a wreath addiction. At least, I have an addiction to Pinning wreaths. But then I don’t make them, because the most beautiful ones are always so time consuming, and also because I can’t hang a gorgeous yarn wrapped wreath with handmade cloth flowers on my door! I live in Colorado for goodness sake! That wreath would be trashed in one winter day. But I did want something on my door, so I came up with an idea for a crazy easy and (hopefully) weather resistant bat wreath. Check it out.
1. First I headed over to JoAnn’s Fabrics and grabbed spray paint and two twig wreaths. Those wreaths are so cheap, even without coupons! Score. I saw these pre-cut glittery foam bats in the kid craft area and I thought to myself, “Sure, why not?” Foams seems more waterproof than fabric! Then I grabbed a sheet of glittery black foam as well for the letters.
2. Spray painting time! Do this in a well ventilated area (I used my garage.), and allow plenty of time for the spray paint to dry. I will tell you this: I tried the Krylon Orange spray paint that you see in the picture and it did not work. It was too dark and sheer. So then I tried a different one. NEON! I ended up spraying the darker orange over the neon. It was a pain. Maybe you should try a different color or another brand.
3. Time to get creative! After arranging the bats I cut out giant foam letters to say “EEK!” on each of my wreaths. I did this by hand and didn’t stress about them being perfect. Now hot glue the heck out of each decorative item to attach it to the wreath.
4. Go hang up your spooky bat wreaths and admire your handwork! So simple, but way cute, right?
How will you modify this idea for your own front door decor?