DIY Bat Halloween Decorations

DIY Bat Halloween Decorations

Last year was our first Halloween party and over all it went really well. The food was great and the company even better but I really slacked on the decor. :( My decorations were limited to just one room of the house. This  year I’m determined to carry the spoooooooky Halloween theme throughout the entire house. The cheapest (and most fun) way to accomplish that is by creating my own DIY decorations!

clothespin bats

Clothespin Bats

With these super cute clothespin bats from Martha Stewart, I just may be able to pull it off. I love these because I can put them on things that may be hard to decorate otherwise like lamps, curtains, and picture frames. You’ll need to download the Bat Template and gather up these supplies: Wooden clothespins, Pencil, Oak tag, Scissors, White pencil, Black construction paper, Mini hole punch or pushpin, Glue stick, Black spray pains and Craft glue. Then visit Martha Stewart for detailed instructions on how to make this fun halloween craft.

Mikkel Vang

Mikkel Vang

Felt Bat Doorway

This would be a very easy craft to do with your kids because making these creepy bats involves little more than using a pair of scissors, glue and some pieces of felt. Get the instructions from Country Living here.

FamilyFun Magazine

FamilyFun Magazine

Vampire Balloon Bat

I love this cute bat and think it would be great for a Halloween party. Not too scary, you could easily turn this into a raffle sort of prize game by making a few of these and pre-filling them all with confetti. Choose one to be the “winner” and put a special note inside. Have guests choose their balloon and do the game last before everyone goes home. It’s sure to be a blast! Get the instructions from Spoonful (the old Disney FamilyFun site).

Halloween Pumpkin Ideas

Family Fun

Painted Bat Mini Pumpkins

Using mini pumpkins for this project allows you to place these DIY bat decorations just about anywhere inside your home.

Princess Approved

Princess Approved

DIY Halloween Bat Mobile

I think using a branch as the base for this DIY Halloween Bat Mobile is GENIUS! Princess Approved shares detailed step-by-step instructions on her blog if you’d like to try to make your own!

Jeana Shandraw

Jeana Shandraw

Rarely caught without a camera, Jeana is an adventurous traveler with a passion for people, cultures and food that has led her to 38 countries in 5 years. When she's not using her powers for social good, she enjoys photography, cooking and building LEGOs with her son. On occasion, you may also find her crocheting cute things to hide in her husband's underwear drawer.

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  1. September 24, 2013 at 9:30 pm — Reply

    I love the pin bats. That would be a blast for my preschooler. Thanks for the ideas.

  2. September 23, 2013 at 9:12 pm — Reply

    I especially love the ones around the doorway. Cute idea!

  3. September 23, 2013 at 7:14 pm — Reply

    I love all of these great ideas! My son would love them!

  4. September 11, 2012 at 10:15 am — Reply

    Super cute!

  5. September 10, 2012 at 3:55 pm — Reply

    Great craft idea. This would be fun to do with the kids. Thanks

  6. September 10, 2012 at 12:53 pm — Reply

    Spooky craft….I really really hate bats!

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