I don't know what is up with me, but I'm really getting into Halloween and Halloween crafts this year. I'm usually not so into Halloween as a holiday. Christmas? Yes. Valentine's Day? Yes. But Halloween and ghosts and spooky things? Not so much. So when I read Dana's post on Dana Made It about decorating with paper bats and saw that she felt the same way about Halloween scariness, it was nice to know that I wasn't the only one.
I mean, Severed finger cookies? I don't think I could even look at one, let alone eat one. And certainly not serve them to my family or friends.
But I can get into pumpkins and leaves and witches and black cats and yes, bats. I love Dana's paper bats but have been wanting to make a Halloween garland so decided to try that with the bats instead. I used the same bat template (from Country Living), but cut mine out of felt rather than paper…
and sewed them together (just one long stitch straight through the center of each to connect them).
First I hung them on the wall inside…
but then I decided I'd rather have them on the front porch.
hanging out with the pumpkins.
These bats are perfect and I especially love how they move in the breeze. The garland was so easy to make, too. A bit repetitive to cut out the individual bats, but not so bad. I've actually since cut out a bunch of paper ones as well and plan to put them on the walls inside, more like Dana's.
Okay, informal poll. Do you get into the spooky aspect of Halloween? Or not so much?
If you liked this felt bat garland, then you might like the other Halloween and autumn crafts in my ebook: