September 15, 2011

How To : Make Felt Bats

I have been decorating the whole house with Halloween delight, pumpkins, ghosts,
witches, spiders and webs, and I can't forget my little bat friends!

Let me show you how I created my little felt bat friends.

I purchased 2 pieces of eco-felt (.29 cents each) which are made from
recycled bottles that I purchased at Michaels. You can buy it from any local craftshop.

Step 1. Lay the felt piece flat on a table.
Step 2. Fold it in half

Step 3 - 4. It's cutting time!! You can opt to print a bat template online
to use to cut around but I simply cut away!

I started at the top center of the folded half and cut a little straight across for the
top of its head and then cut out a point for the ear.
Then I cut out small triangles all the way around.
 Open them up and you got some bats.
You can also glue some eyes or paint white dots for eye and add little fangs.
Step 5. Time to hang these bats up! This is going to be fun!
You can tie the bats with string and hang them all around the house,
but I wanted to stick them to the wall, so I used glue dots, which you can find at your
local craft store too.
Step 6. Pull a glue dot off
Step 7. Put multiple glue dots on the bat
Put them all over the house! 2 sheets of felt gave me about 10 bats medium sized bats
and I stuck them above the entries and all over for a batastic look!

Now it's your turn to try! Show us what you are creating for Halloween. I would love to see it and get inspired.

If you like this tutorial, please let me know, I am thinking about adding some more fun How-To tutorials.

Thanks for stopping by! 


yiqin; said...

so cool! Gonna try it :D

Carol B. said...

I had not posted on my blog in quite a while. Went there today and saw you had commented in July. Thank you so much for visiting! Your kind comment helped lift me! Been through a difficult time but I'm back again. Visited your blog. Love your work! Will visit again!

Mai said...

oh how cute! Thanks for visiting my blog. I am now your new follower :)

PeachyCheek said...

Hi Jazzy E.! Thanks for stopping by! I am glad you like them!

PeachyCheek said...

Welcome Yiqin! I hope you do! If you do, I would love to see them!

PeachyCheek said...

Hi Carol! Welcome and I am really glad to hear your back. I hope all is well and I will be sure to stop by your blog :) Be well!

PeachyCheek said...

Hi Mai! Thanks so much for coming by! And for the sweet comments!