Let your Halloween decorations take flight! DIY Halloween Bat Decor. Paper Bats in a bird cage make a perfectly spooky Halloween decorating project.
Birdcages are a popular decor item for showers and weddings, but they are also perfect for Halloween. Add some bats and it’s easy to transform a beautiful birdcage into a spooky bird cage for Halloween decor.
Halloween Bat Decor
While birds typically are what you would find in a birdcage, nothing is typical at Halloween. I got this white bird cage when I threw Littlest a Harry Potter themed birthday party. It was the perfect size for him to carry around and it fit the stuffed Hedwig that we got him for his party. Since then I’ve used it a few times, but it’s mostly been hanging out in a closet. Until I started making some paper bats, and I realized how fun they would look in the birdcage.
Orange is classic for Halloween, but I’m also a big fan of black and white decor for Halloween. I love the way the black bats look hanging in the white birdcage.
DIY Bat Supplies
- Black cardstock
- White string
- Hot glue
One of the best parts of this DIY Halloween decor project is how simple it is! Each finished hanging bat is made from two cut out bats hot glued together. This gives each bat a bit more weight and helps them to not swirl around as much in the birdcage.
Cut out the two pieces and lay a length of string vertically down the center (between the bat ears). Vary the lengths of string so they hang at different heights in the birdcage. Hot glue everything together.
Once all the bats are cut out and glued together the last part is to hang them. Use the string to tie them to the bird cage, making sure to very the heights. Enjoy your Halloween bat decor!
To complete my black and white Halloween look, I’m displaying by bat cage with my grey crochet and knit pumpkins (it’s a free pattern!)
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