Can you guess what today is? Today is our monthly Silhouette Challenge, one of my favorite posts each month! We take our Silhouette Machines and makes something awesome and crafty with them and the results are always amazing! This month we challenged ourselves to come up with a fun and unique Fall-O-Ween craft!
If you are a crafter of any kind or love to party plan you have to look into a Silhouette Machine. I was lucky enough to get mine as a Christmas gift last year and let me tell you it is seriously one of the best gifts! I have used this machine for everything from custom DIY t-shirts, to baby shower invitations, party garland, and a few paper house plants!
If all of those fun projects aren’t enough this time I used my Silhouette Machine to make a fun Gone Batty Halloween Wreath and the best part is, the whole project cost me less than $2 to make! Yes seriously $2.00 and it all started with a pile of sticks.
Now this pile of sticks I mentioned, its one of those dirty little secrets we all have. That chore that only got half done and has been sitting around waiting to be finished for way, way too long. Yeah, it’s shameful I know. But this time I decided to turn the this half done chore into my nearly free Gone Batty Halloween Wreath!
I started by using my Silhouette Machine to turn a left over piece of cardstock into a whole bunch of little black bats. Next I sorted through my pile of sticks and trimmed off 4 sections of thicker sticks cut them about the same length.
Next I laid the 4 sticks into a rough square and hot glued them together.
Then I added in smaller branches with lots of interesting curves and splits and glued them around the square. Once I was satisfied my wreath was twiggy enough. I looped a long piece of ribbon over one of the thicker branches and began gluing my little paper bats all over. To help add to the overall spookiness I made sure the bats were “flying” in a variety of different directions.
That’s it! With a little bit of glue, some project reminents, and a few free yard clippings my Gone Batty Halloween Wreath was all said and done! It was an amazingly easy project and the whole thing took me about 25 minutes start to finish!
I’m obsessed with the way this wreath turned out! I think I am going to be adding many more paper bat and old yard stick projects to my Halloween decor this year!
If you love my Halloween Style here are a few beautiful, yet tasteful Halloween Decor items that are on the top of my Halloween wish list!
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