DIY

DIY Halloween Decor – October 5, 2015

Today, we are making DIY bat and ghost decor!
Today, we are making DIY bat and ghost decor!

Welcome to a Monday blog! A diy post was recommended by a friend of mine, (HI AVA), so i thought i’d give it a shot. So, i was searching high and low on Pinterest, as one would…, and found a cute idea for bat and ghost decoration. So, lets get right into it.

Supplies.
From left to right; Ribbon (or string), paintbrushes, scissors, paper clips, black and white paint, Sharpe (optional, i didn’t use it), clear or white glue, sparkles (optional, i didn’t use bc i wanted them to be dark.), cup of water that you don’t mine getting dirty, paper towel, 6-8 leaves, egg carton (without the eggs, obv.)

FIrst, you need to make sure you have all these supplies. Then, you can get right into it.

Step 1: Start by cutting the top from the bottom and keep the egg-hole side. (You can throw away the top)
Step 1: Start by cutting the top from the bottom and keep the egg-hole side. (You can set aside the top, because it comes in handy later). Also cut off the front closer thingy, but keep that for cute little bat faces.
Step 2: Then cut the egg-holes into two pieces right down the middle.
Step 2: Then cut the egg-holes into two pieces right down the middle.
Step 3: Then cut this two pieces in half in the other direction so each piece has three egg-holes horizontally.
Step 3: Then cut this two pieces in half in the other direction so each piece has three egg-holes horizontally.
Step 4: Next, paint them fully black. So you cant see the original packaging color.
Step 4: Next, paint them fully black. So you cant see the original packaging color.
Step 5: Now set those aside to dry. I did the inside of two and then the outside of the other two and once they were dry, flipped them over and continued the process.
Step 5: Now set those aside to dry. I did the inside of two and then the outside of the other two and once they were dry, flipped them over and continued the process.
Step 6: For this step, i did it in two ways. The way pictured, i hand painted the leaves white.
Step 6: For this step, i did it in two ways. The way pictured, i hand painted the leaves white.
Step 6 (cont.) : This is the other method. I put some white paint on a doubled-over sheet of paper towel and pushed the leaves down onto it. Then i used my finger to paint the side facing up with more white paint.
Step 6 (cont.) : This is the other method. I put some white paint on a doubled-over sheet of paper towel and pushed the leaves down onto it. Then i used my finger to paint the side facing up with more white paint. Then i set them onto the egg carton lid to dry, (See step 8 for pic.)
Step 7: Now, go back and paint the other side of the egg box things.
Step 7: Now, go back and paint the other side of the egg box things.
Here is a little INTERMISSION picture while you wait for them to dry.
Here is a little INTERMISSION picture while you wait for them to dry. Just, examine it, until you get hypnotized 🙂
Step 8: Now, this is where the lid of the egg carton comes in handy. I used my wingspan to measure my ribbon. I used half of my wingspan for each leaf. Or, you could do it the obvious way and actually measure, but thats too much work. So, i glued the sting on the leaves, and remember, whichever end the ribbon is, is where the face will be.
Step 8: Now, this is where the lid of the egg carton comes in handy. I used my wingspan to measure my ribbon. I used half of my wingspan for each leaf. Or, you could do it the obvious way and actually measure, but thats too much work. So, i glued the sting on the leaves, and remember, whichever end the ribbon is, is where the face will be. And, i have no picture for the faces, so do the faces in black. I just did black eyes on each.
Step 9: For the faces on the eyes, i used the first thing we cut off, (The closer thing), and drew in faces. But since there is only two, i had to draw two with white paint.
Step 9: For the faces on the eyes, i used the first thing we cut off, (The egg carton closer thing), and drew in faces. But since there is only two, i had to draw two with white paint.
Step 10: Now, once they dry, which took almost 2 hours for mine to fully dry, i used paperclips and pushed them through to sting the ribbon onto.
Step 10: Now, once they dry, which took almost 2 hours for mine to fully dry, i used paperclips and pushed them through to sting the ribbon onto.

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These are the final results! I really love them, and might even hang them outside for halloween night! Make sure you take precaution in hanging them, because they are very fragile. These aren't the kind of thing you can just pull out of a box every year, you will have to make them every year.
These are the final results! I really love them, and might even hang them outside for halloween night! Make sure you take precaution in hanging them, because they are very fragile. These aren’t the kind of thing you can just pull out of a box every year, you will have to make them every year.

I really hoped you enjoyed this post and comment any requests down below. Bye Bye!

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