Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Bats!

They've taken over our dining room...


When I saw this idea on MADE last Halloween, I knew I wanted to try it. I put it off last year because I couldn't get motivated to cut out that many bats. I decided to do it on the spur of the moment this year. My four year old and I gathered every piece of black construction paper we had in the house. We had enough to make thirty bats, and the cutting actually went pretty quickly. I folded three sheets together so I could cut three bats at a time. It probably took longer for me to put them up on the wall than it did to cut them out.


I didn't even think about it until the bats were up on the wall, but our old "beware of trespassing" sign looks pretty spooky with bats flying over it...


That's all I've got for new Halloween decor this year. I have a couple of projects I'd like to squeeze in, but we'll see if I actually get them done. One handmade decoration that I didn't share last year was my Halloween bunting...


I just sewed triangles of fabric onto pieces on black felt and sewed them all to a ribbon. I made this to fit the fireplace in our previous house, so it's a little short for the mantel in our dining room now, but I think it looks alright. I like how bright and bold the colors are compared to everything else in the space.

The girls and I did a little Halloween art project last week, too. They were supposed to make spiders out of handprints, but they just ended up smearing black paint everywhere...


Doesn't matter... they had fun :)

10 comments:

Ann Marie said...

Looks really cool. I will have to try and remember about the bats for next time around.

regan said...

The bats look amazing! And the sign adds that perfectly spooky touch!

chris said...

The bats look great. Way to let loose and get the girls messy, too. :)

PinkGranny said...

So festive and creative! Keep on creating Gwen.

Michele Pacey said...

the swooping of bats in the living room... i can hear them now, and it looks fantastic!

Andi @ Jane of all crafts said...

Aren't they so fun?! I'm so glad you did them this year! My girls just LOVE them and I do too :)

Ricki said...

Your bats look awesome! My daughter and I need to make some to go along with our spooky spider web.

Pam said...

I love bats and they look great in your house. What fun!

Tasha said...

The bats are awesome!! How fun

Hele said...

love your bats!!

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