DIY easy Halloween decorations
You can order them online, buy them from all the way from China, or pay your neighbor’s kids to do it for you by just handing them the right materials. Or you can have fun doing it yourself, if you’re the crafty type of person. Your home can get that spooky but cute look with this DIY project and when this Halloween becomes last Halloween, you might have a hard time taking them off.
- dead branches – go for a walk in the park and see what you find lying on the ground;
- thin cardboard – cereal, cracker boxes, or magazines with thicker sheets can do the trick;
- fabric (optional);
- black markers – or the above mentioned fabric;
- the templates below – click on them and print them out
Cut the templates from whatever type of thin cardboard you have around your apartment. If you wish to use fabric, cut the same shape from the fabric. Glue the fabric shape on the cardboard one and let dry for a minute. For a closer resemblance (but also a bit more expensive) you can use black velvet as the velvet’s softness reminds of the bat’s fur. Of course, any type of fabric will do just fine, as well as just simply covering the cut shape with a black marker. I used glossy paper, so the markers didn’t work for me, this is why I used nail polish in red, black, and brown. I let the nail polish dry overnight.
cutting out template
The next step is to poke holes where the eyes should be and hang them using thread of different lengths (it should be light enough for the bats and witches to fly around a bit) and attach them to the branches. Easy, right?
Give it a try and let us know what you think?