Rats Halloween Wreath.


It's that time again and I couldn't be more excited! Halloween is upon us and I am ready to haunt! Halloween has always been my favorite holiday. Candy, costumes and things that go bump in the night. What's not to love?!? Violet has also become a big fan, though I'm pretty sure she's in it for the candy. However, this year, Violet wants to get things scary around the house.  It's been mostly princess costumes since she started picking out her own and now she is thinking zombie. This mama is so proud and I don't want to disappoint!

We have big plans for decorating and yes, we are starting early. The dining room has been transformed into a witch's lair complete with a potion table, a bat chandelier and a seance area with a crystal ball. Violet wants to turn our front yard into a haunted graveyard so I have got some crafting ahead of me for that.

Last year we made a skulls and bones wreath that we loved, but I wanted to make something a little more creepy and odd this year. I headed to Dollar Tree to look for some inspiration that was in my price range. I hit the jackpot! I grabbed some bloody gauze and plastic rats and I knew we were headed in the right direction. I cruised awhile longer and found a wreath frame in the Christmas aisle. I know! Christmas stuff out already!! Crazy! I ended up spending $8 to make this wreath which was a lot less than last years and, in my opinion, better. This not only was cheap to make but took less then 15 minutes to make! Now that's a decoration I can get down on.



  • Wreath Frame
  • 5 Plastic Rats
  • Bloody Gauze (I bought a hanging ghoul at Dollar Tree and used the fabric from his outfit)
  • Dark Gray Gauze Table Runner
  • Hot Glue
  • String or hook to hang



1. Take your dark gray gauze table runner and tie a knot around your wreath frame.


2. Wrap gray gauze around the frame.


3. Hot glue into place on the back.


4. Wrap your bloody gauze around the now gray gauze wreath frame and glue into place.


5. Put hot glue on the bottom of the rat and hold down onto the wreath. 


6. Repeat this step for all the remaining rats until all 5 are on the wreath. Allow time to dry since this will be hanging.

7. String or hook the wreath and creep out all the neighbors.