Halloween Flying Bat Decor

 
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These DIY flying bats bring the spirit of the season into any room of your home!

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SUPPLIES

 
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WHAT YOU NEED:
✔ Extra Durable, Clear Fishing Line
✔ Clear Push Pins - 1 per Bat Ornament (not pictured)
✔ Scissors
✔ Bat Ornaments
(We bought our bat garland at the Target Dollar Spot, however you could also make your own bats for this tutorial. For that option, use either paper mache balls painted black with acrylic paint or black ball ornaments along with black glitter paper and holographic paper for the wings, ears and eyes. Use a hot glue gun to attach them all together).

 

STEP 1

 
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Carefully untie each bat from the bakers twine garland.


STEP 2

 
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Measure how low you would like your bats to hang from your ceiling then use scissors to cut a piece of fishing line at that length for half of the total amount of bats. Cut pieces of fishing line that are shorter, for the second half of your bats, so that you can stagger their heights as you hang them. This helps add to the illusion that the bats are flying. Once you’ve cut your fishing line, tie one end of each piece to one of the bats.


STEP 3

 
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Tie the other end of each fishing line to a clear push pin, which is how you will attach the flying bats to your ceiling.


STEP 4

 
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Use the push pins to attach the flying bats to your ceiling. We recommend placing them above your dining table or dessert table should you host a Halloween party. Adding falling faux leaf decorations throughout the flying bats is a nice touch. Tutorial for those will be coming soon.


ENJOY!

 
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Let us know what you think of this DIY tutorial in the comments below!

 
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