Friday, October 14, 2011

Batty Banner

I am still in the process of decorating my mantle because I simply love love love having the ability to start decorating for the holidays. Being low on cash I decided to use what I had on hand.


  • 3-4 cardboard boxes like frozen pizza or cracker boxes

  • stencils of a bat, rat and raven printed off the computer

  • black paint -I used spray paint because that's what was on hand but acrylic will work

  • electrical tape or string to tie your animals together and string on the mantle

I traced the stencil onto the cardboard boxes and cut them out. I ended up cutting out five bats and only one rat and one raven because they were just a real pain in the butt. Of course that could be because I only had kid scissors to cut them with.

My helper here sprayed them all black.

Once they dried (mostly) I strung the bats together with electrical tape.

I decided that the rat and raven could be used elsewhere on the mantel.

Your imagination is your limit. You could do pumpkins or witch's hats.

Happy Halloween!



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  2. very cute and halloween-ish. i'm getting married so i've only been focusing on regular decor but i love all the halloween decor everyone is coming up with this year.. so adorable. thanks for sharing!
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