Thursday, October 6, 2011

Bat invasion

My house has been invaded by bats and I love it!  I saw this idea over at Dana Made it and thought it would be really fun for the living room wall.

 I printed out this stencil:
and grabbed a stack of black card stock and scissors before I left for my daughter's swim practice last night.  I stacked a couple of sheets on top of each other, so it only took about 30 minutes. Then I taped them on the wall this afternoon. Easy Peasy.   

 With the scraps, I cut our smaller ones for above the kitchen.
I am having way too much fun decorating for Halloween.
(Do you think I should get around to getting drapes? Those naked windows are driving me crazy)

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I cut 6 pieces of cardstock at a time and so I could cut out all those bats easily under 30 minutes.  (Fiskars isn't paying me to say this). I've had mine for probably 15 years and they're still sharp and the spring makes cutting really easy.


  1. Really cute idea! That definitely makes your house festive :)

  2. I'm sooo digging those bats! As soon as I saw them on her blog I went and printed off the template, but it's taking me WAY longer than 30 minutes - I need to step it up :D

  3. This is fabulous! I think I'm going to have to do this with my girls this weekend. That is a lot of cutting but so worth it! Wonderful!

  4. I liked your idea.I have a little son and he likes all this type of creatures.And you mentioned in your blog that it is very easy to make.

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  5. What a fun idea! Looks so cute!

  6. Great bats. Thanks for sharing at Bacon Time. Following you on pinterst now too.

  7. I love this idea, I am considering doing it on my front porch! Thanks for showing off, I featured you tonight!


  8. Such a fun Halloween idea! The bats are flocking to something, it looks like. Great job!

  9. Great idea. Love it. Thanks for sharing