Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Paper Bats

I made these cute little bats for our dining room last year. Our dining room is all dark wood, decorated with silver.

Once again, they're quick, easy, and CHEAP!

Glue (I used Elmer's Craft Bond- Paper Craft Glue doesn't spread out as much as some)
Black glitter
Cutting tool...Silhouette, Cricut, or a pair of scissors ( I used scissors. If you're using scissors, you'll need a pattern and a pencil, too)
Cute paper
Hole punch

Here is a pattern....If you're using a shilouette, you can use this pattern too. Save it to your computer, go to insert, file, and select whatever you named it as... and it's free! YAY!
Trace the Shape onto the paper, and cut them out. Or, use your handy-dandy cutting machine. Make sure that you make your bat big enough to fit a hole punch in-between the ears.
Trace around the outside of some of the bats with glue- add glitter. On the other bats, I just added glittery eyes. I thought it looked better having them a little different from each other.

Add a ribbon through your hole punch..and hang them up!

I also made a few (without the hole punch) and taped them to my mirrors....


  1. These are SO cute! By far one of my favorite halloween crafts I have seen and I've seen a lot! LOVE IT! Thanks for the pattern, I want to make some for my house for sure!

  2. Really a cute project, and it turned out great! Thanks for sharing your creative imagination, with craft challenged people like me. Came by from DIY.

  3. your bats are so cool in your silver tree. just lovely halloween decor!

  4. These are adorable! I think I may have my Brownie Girl Scouts make them one week. Thanks for the great idea.
    Glad to have found you on the Friday Follow.

  5. I love your bats!! So cool!!! I did something similar with spiders but I was lazy and bought mine! :) partying with you at Frou Frou Decor!!

  6. I love the bats!!! And I love that you used...scissors!!! ;)

  7. Cute, cute, cute! Thanks for planting your creative seeds at Plant a Punkin Seed Party!

    Punkin Seed Productions

  8. Too cute! I have to steal this idea, if you don't mind. We're having a Halloween Party for our son and his 4 year old crew! I'm your newest follower-yay! Come on over to Boston Bee and we can share ideas, as I'm a teacher too! Also, love the name of your blog! :)Alyssa of Boston Bee

  9. These are so adorable! What a fun ideai for some easy decorating!

    Thanks so much for linking up to Scraptastic Saturday!

    Hannah @

  10. Love these! Such an easy and fun little decoration.

  11. Those are SO cool! I love how you trimmed them with glitter. Probably tedious, but totally worth it in the end!

  12. Ok, I have bats in my sticks but yours are way cuter! I so have to try this!
    I'm linking up at Sawdust also!


  13. so cute :) come on over and link up to MMM!

  14. Love the bats! Simple and effective, I like your mixture of papers.

  15. Oohhh. I like this funky twist on Halloween decor. That and I am a huge fan of the black and white :) Perfection.

  16. Great idea, I love how you took the project to the next level by glittering the edges. I have a large bat punch and I think I need to make some of these to hang from our kitchen light fixture. Thank you for joining us at A Crafty Soiree! I hope you'll come back next week and link up again!

  17. Cute project!

    Thanks for linking up to Fab Friday -


  18. I love these. I think I will use them as a Girl Scout activity.

  19. Cool! Thanks for linking up to The Halloween Scene!

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