Halloween Bat Decorations
I am not afraid to say it. These Halloween bat decorations were cheap, cheap, cheap to make! Like crazy cheap! I love to decorate for the holidays, but I hate clutter and I hate storing things. So if I can find things that either pack up small or can just be thrown away, I am so happy! And it doesn’t get cheaper than sticks, thread, and paper!
My favorite was my spooky Halloween tree.
I found a branch I liked outside and glued it into a candlestick holder that I had spray painted black and roughed up a little with sandpaper. I then covered the glue with some moss I found outside. You could also find some moss at a craft store if you need to.
I then cut out some bats and a witch that I liked. I bought them off the Silhouette store for only $1.
Next, I used black thread and hung them from the branches.
For the rest of my bats, I made a garland by stringing them all together with a needle and thread. You just have to poke the needle through the paper to make a hole and then run the thread through it.
I bought the candlestick holder for only 50 cents at a garage sale, so the whole thing ended up only costing me a little more than $2 to make if you count the paper, glue and thread. And it took hardly any time!
And for the spring I turned my spooky tree into a beautiful, blossoming one by tying some flowers I made out of some old religious book pages onto the branches. The books were already worn too pieces and having some of the religious words on there seemed so appropriate for Easter. This year for Christmas, I think I am going to use some snowflakes!