Saturday, September 29, 2012

Halloween Decor Bat Garland-Super Simple to Make

 Here's a super simple way to make a bat garland. We used the EK Success bat punch and a sewing machine. The bat, itself, measures 2 1/4" wide and 1 1/2" tall.  We were able to cut out enough bats for a 48" garland using only 2 pieces of 12x12 black paper. There are 30 sets of bats in our garland. If you spaced out the bats you could make it longer and use the same amount of bats.


 We were able to cut 34 bats out of one piece of 12 x 12 scrapbook paper.


 We put two bats together and sewed down the middle of the bat in a straight line. Leave an inch or two of thread between each bat. (Be sure to use a thread that matches your scrapbook paper when sewing them together)   If you wanted to only use one bat you could do that too.


After you're done sewing the bats together, bend both wings outward to create a 3D effect.


 This is a very easy project to do. Could use it in your Halloween tree, as a banner across your mantle or draped across a window. Would look cute as a table runner on your buffet table too or even on a wreath---Use your imagination!  Since you are making it yourself (as opposed to a purchased kit) you can make it as long or as short as you want. Add some glitter on the bat wings for a different look. We purchased our EK Success bat punch at JoAnn's


Your bat garland doesn't have to be made out of all black scrapbook paper. Use multiple Halloween colors for a unique look and add in a black one here and there.


You can use the bats above for a Halloween tree as shown here. SOURCE

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2 comments:

  1. So cute! I love how simple it is, but it makes a huge impact!

    Take care,

    Trish

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  2. thanks for sharing.

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