Monday, October 3, 2011

Halloween Bat Branches

 I made some Halloween Bat Branches to decorate for Halloween this year. I painted some branches black and hung bats covered in glitter from the branches. Then I spread some cob webs in the branches too. You can find the step by step tutorial below along with the bat template that I used. It's a fun table decoration for Halloween and you could have your kids help too.

 First Hudson and I went searching for big "spooky" looking branches. We didn't have much trouble finding any because there is a pistachio grove right by our house that has lots of branches lying around. Hudson loved helping me with this part. Then I spray painted them black!

 Next you will print out the bat template that you can find here. I printed an extra one out for Hudson to color while I was cutting and using the glitter.

 Then cut our the template and trace it onto black card stock paper. I made six bats to hang in my branches.

 Once you have cut out all of your bats, you will use a hole punch to make a hole to hang them with ribbon or twine.
Next I brushed the bats with Mod Podge and covered with glitter.

 Shake off the excess glitter, then do the same thing to the other side. Let the bats dry and then you can hang them in the branches with ribbon or twine.

 Finally, I took some cob webs and spread them through the branches.


  1. Love! I have the perfect tall metal vase that would be perfect. Thank you for the awesome tut!

  2. Cute! I like the 'stick hunting' part. That adds extra fun!

  3. What a fun craft! I love how you had your son help you. I'm your newest follower!


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