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Bats At The Castle

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There are bats at the Castle! I have been busy pulling out the fall and Halloween decor. Maybe it’s the cooler temperatures that have me in a fall mood.

I know it’s really early to be thinking of Halloween, but I see pumpkins and loose my head! Besides, now is the time to get crafty for the up coming fall season. My sweet friend, Siana, sent me a picture of a Halloween wreath and told me that I needed to make it. So I did!

This is the photo she sent me. Michelle over at Crafty Morning  made this cute Glowing Spooky Halloween Wreath. She said she got her inspiration from Ann Morel on Pinterest. I love it when women share and inspire others!

Supplies:

A wreath. I already had this  12″ wire frame one so I used it.

Lots and lots of orange tulle, I think I used six rolls from Michaels. Three were regular orange tulle and three were glitter orange. I cut the tulle in lengths of 12″, which were entirely too long for this wreath. You could easily go 9 or 10″ lengths.

Once my tulle was cut, I simply tied the tulle onto my wreath form. Get comfy watching TV or listening to music, as this takes a little while. Also, the glitter spreads everywhere!!!!

This is my finished wreath before decorating it.

Now it was time for the fun part – decorating it!

I love for my outdoor Halloween decor to be seen both during the day and at night. Thank goodness for battery packed string lights. These lights have a timer! Simply turn them on and they will turn themselves off 8 hours later.

I wound the lights through the wreath and tied the battery pack to the back of the wreath with a ribbon.

I cut out a cute Trick or Treat sign and several bats out of black glitter paper using my Silhouette. That machine makes cutting out paper decor so much easier.

A bow made of several different Halloween themed ribbons and my wreath was finished!

So how does it look at night? I think it looks pretty cool.

There really are bats at the castle!  Along with glitter everywhere, that I suspect is going to take forever to get rid of.

Halloween season can’t get here fast enough. I’m ready to hang up my new wreath.

Have great day!

           Tammy

 

 

Tammy from Patina and Paint

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