I'm so glad I made the time to make my batty wreath, I LOVE it! I came across the idea on Carina Gardner's site.
I cut bats out of various Halloween papers with my silhouette, glued them onto a vine wreath from Hobby Lobby with hot glue (my hot glue gun is getting a lot of use lately), attached a ribbon and bow and hung it up on my front door. I already had the supplies and bats cut out, so when I finally sat down to make it, it was 45 minutes tops.
I also made a mini one for my pantry door with smaller black bats and orange ribbon. I like it, but I like the big one better. Maybe it needs more color? I think I'll leave it alone for now, but I can always go at it again next Halloween.
Today after school, we made thistle spiders, 15 of them. My sister in Utah, mailed me some thistles last week and I was so excited to get these made. We made them as kids with my mom, so it was fun to make them with/for my own kids. I had forgotten about thistle spiders until coming across them in blogland last year, so this year we were ready with the supplies needed.