Every year I like to put something up on my door for Halloween. Last year I covered the door in Scary Halloween Door Decorations. This year I wanted to make a wreath, but with a twist. I decided to do a play on a dream catcher, as my husband calls it, a nightmare catcher. I wanted something simple, different from the norm, and a combination of spooky and pretty. It was very easy to do, so I say try it. Make your own adjustments on color and materials of course. Have fun with it.
What You Need
Metal Brass Quilters Ring (I chose 14″)
Bat Template (Printed from Free Clip Art)
Double sided foam squares
Fabric cut into long 1/2″ – 1″ strips
I printed out a bat (Free Clip Art) and cut it to use it as my tracer. I then traced it onto the black card stock using a silver pen. I cut out 5, but you can use more or less depending on your desired look. With the double-sided foam squares I stuck the bats to the top of the ring, in varying angles.
I cut out strips of fabric (I used an old sheet) in approximately 1/2″ – 1″ width, and 12 – 18″ long. I just started the cut and then tore the fabric into strips as much as possible, so it would look a bit messy. I ended up with about 25 strips. I tied them all to the bottom of the ring. I then cut the bottom of the fabric strips into a slight arrow shape.
I tied black feathers, in groups of 3, onto yarn and tied the yarn to the ring balance out the fabric on either end. I then tied individual feathers to the fabric itself in random spots.
I hung up my nightmare catcher on my front door and I love it. I think it’s a fun decoration that looks both pretty and spooky. That can be a hard balance but I do believe it works here. Also, with the materials I used it works best for indoors. Luckily my door is covered and no harsh weather can harm it. However do think twice about placing yours outside if your door isn’t so secure.