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Batiful Halloween Bat Decorations


How to Make Halloween Bat Decorations

Best Halloween Decor Ideas

Get ready for a spooky and frightfully fun Halloween event with these adorable Halloween bat decorations made with your Bowdabra!  How batiful are these!  Shaped like a bat with pointy ears and fanged face, they are super easy to make and will surely be a hit at any Halloween gathering!

Here’s how:

Material Needed:
Googly eyes
Bowdabra Bow Maker
Bowdabra  Bow Wire

For the larger bat, cut out a 15″x15″ felt square.

How to Make Halloween Bat Decorations with materials

First fold in half and draw a chalk line diagonally from top corner edge to 2 1/2″ from bottom fold and cut out.

Halloween Decor Ideas

Now you will have a triangular shape.  Next, draw semi-circles three fourths down on edge .  .  .

Halloween Bat Decorations ideasand cut out.

Halloween Bat Decorations tutorial

To remove any chalk lines, wipe felt with a balled-up paper towel.

Halloween Bat Decorations craft ideas

To assemble bat, fold 18″ Bowdabra wire and insert into Bowdabra, tucking ends under.

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Next, insert cutout felt into Bowdabra, grasping down like an accordion fold.

How to make Halloween Bat Decorations

Scrunch felt down in center with the Bowdabra wand.

How to create Halloween Bat Decorations

While the felt wings are still in the Bowdabra, thread the loose ends of the wire through the loop and pull tightly.

Make adorable & funny Halloween bat decorations

Gently pull the wings out of the Bowdabra, tying the wire around to the back and knot. Cut off excess wire.

Create quick & easy making bat

Now add the Halloween bat face

To make the bat face, cut a piece of felt, 1 1/2″ wide by 5″ long.  Fold lengthwise and dovetail both ends to mimic bat ears and fangs by cutting at an angle on the fold, adjusting the cutting width.

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Glue on googly eyes .  .  .

easy making bat for outdoor decorationsAnd then glue bat face onto center of wings.

quick & easy making bat for outdoor decorations

How cute is this “flying” Halloween bat?  It’s Batiful!

funny Halloween bat decorations with Bowdabra tool

These DIY bats will make a cute and lasting  impression for your Halloween décor!  They can also be easily converted to a hair accessory just by gluing on a clip.

Have fun decorating for Halloween and going batty with your adorable Bowdabra bat creations!

Best Halloween Decor Ideas

Visit Bowdabra designer Gail at her blog Purple hues and me and her Facebook page for more of her awesome craft tutorials.

Bowdabra's easy-to-create bow-makers are available at the Bowdabra website's online store and also at various retail establishments such as Amazon, AC Moore, Pat Catan's Stores, Jo Ann store, Michael's, and Walmart.

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