Can you believe Halloween is upon us?
I had to change up from my fall leaves wreath so to ring in the start of this spooky month I thought I would share my first Halloween project, a pretty wreath gone bad when the rats stopped by for a visit!
This rat wreath Halloween decoration is a super easy craft you can put together with just a few supplies.
Plus, my Creative Canadian blog hop group has teamed up to bring you 8 other must see Halloween ideas!
- FloraCraft® Make It: Fun® Foam Wreath
- Life like Rats from Darice
- Strip of scrap fabric
- Loops and Threads Silk yarn from Michaels
- Orange Chevron 3/4″ Ribbon from May Arts Ribbon
- Four large corsage pins
Wrap the styrofoam wreath with the strip of scrap fabric, all the way around. This will allow you to use your hot glue gun to attach the yarn, and also reduce the styrofoam mess.
Starting on the outside edge of the wreath hot glue the silk yarn the the wreath. When you get back to the starting point continue around overlapping the edge of the first strip. Continue until you reach the inside of the wreath form.
To attach the rats to the wreath you will use the corsage pins. Arrange the rats as desired, on the reverse side stick the large pins directly through the Life like Rats into the FloraCraft Foam wreath.
Loop a 24″ piece of May Arts Chevron ribbon through the rat wreath and tie in a knot leaving approximately a 2″ end.
I wanted to create a pretty Halloween wreath that looked as if the rats invaded it… don’t they look hungry?!
I think if it weren’t for the teeth, the rats would almost be cute!
Looking for more Halloween inspiration?
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Halloween Planter Decorations: Chalkboard Wood Bats from The DIY Dreamer
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OH so cool!!!!! The wreath is so creepy.. in a good way of course!! I would never have thought of making a wreath that way! Thanks so much for the tutorial Virginia!! Pinned!
Krista @ the happy housie says
Oh Virginia, this is so cute but totally gives me the creeps!! I am terrified of rats…last night I heard one scurrying around in our garage (we have a hole in the garage door my husbands NEEDS to patch)! AHHHH! So your wreath is very appropriately scary for me:) lol!
This is so fun Virginia! I love that it’s perfect for Halloween but not too spooky!
Love that polka dot! So the rats would probably creep me out a little, but for Halloween, they’re perfect. Then, please, take them down, K!
Christina @The DIY Mommy says
Hahaha! So clever and cute, Virginia. It makes me shudder, and then smile. 🙂 Thanks for sharing; Pinned!
Those rats are just…. ugh! It’s perfect. Rats freak me RIGHT out, so it’s perfect for Halloween! So pinned.
(Also, where did you get these ratty-fellas? I might want one or two for my decor?)
Lyndsay Tupper says
You can make even rats (gross) look cute.
Heather @ new house, new home, new life says
OMG! Virginia, that is amazing! We always use rubber rats in our Halloween decor. Now I can think of a hundred ways to use them!!
Andrea @ This Pug Life says
I’m not much of a real rat fan, but these little rats are adorable!
Ha ha! These are probably the only rats that haven’t given me the creeps!
Lolly Jane says
Love everything about this fun wreath! So cute, V!
This is a great wreath! I love the polka dots (it’s one of my favorite prints) and the rats are adorable, but I’m an animal lover so I could never think of them as creepy. 😉
Please stop by and share your wreath with us at our Wake Up Wednesday link party!
Hope to see you there!
Kate | The Organized Dream
Ahh so creepy yet so festive! I love this diy!
Thanks Haley, we’re loving it creepey-ness!
Quinn Caudill says
Pinned! Thanks for sharing with us at #Throwback Thursday link party. Please join us again tomorrow and invite your friends.