Bats are a little bit spooky and a whole lot of scary…real bats, that is! Growing up on a cattle ranch, I was always a little bit scared to go into the horse barn at night, because I was a little…a LOT, scared of a bat hitting me in the head and getting stuck in my hair. Hehehe! However, this time of year brings out not only the spooky bats but the nice, friendly and adorable ones too and Christine from I Dig Pinterest is sharing the cutest little Ribbon Bats EVER on a fun and festive bunting! These bats are anything by scary and would make a great addition to your Halloween decor! Enjoy!
Hey Ribbon Retreat readers! It’s Christine again from I Dig Pinterest here to share how to make an adorable Ribbon Bat Bunting!
Halloween is definitely my favorite holiday, and I think it’s safe to say that the same is true for my kids. We pretty much talk about the holiday year-round and they plan their costumes months in advance. I love to get excited with them.
Probably my favorite part about October (usually end of September around our house) is decorating for the spooky day. I like to add a few decor pieces each year to my collection…it’s just too fun! So this time around, I decided to make this cute Ribbon Bat Bunting! It’s super simple and adds a festive black-and-white effect to a shelf, mantel, wall display, or wherever you choose to hang it.
This is a no-sew craft! I get excited about that.
Isn’t the Halloween-printed ribbon darling? I didn’t end up using it on this project, but you can bet it’ll be making an appearance on another one before the holiday arrives.
Begin by cutting out a paper triangle pendant to act as your pattern. Mine measured 6 3/4″ across the top. Pin the pattern to your burlap and cut out. I cut a total of 6.
Using a foam brush, blot the white paint onto your burlap triangles until they’re covered. Let dry.
Cut a piece of ribbon approximately 8″ in length.
Now cut the ends at 45 degree angles, as shown above, so the edges are running parallel to one another.
Tie one tight knot in the center. I had to tie some of them a few times until they were to my liking. Now hot glue the bat ribbon onto the burlap and then glue two cute googly eyes in the middle!
Now glue on strips of ric rac, then trim the ends if needed.
Almost done! Aren’t they adorable? Now just hot glue your string, ribbon, or jute to the back and hang!
Such a perfect Halloween decoration! This bunting is so fun and easy to make! I’m not a fan of real bats, but the ribbon bats sure are cute!
I hope you’ll drop by I Dig Pinterest soon and say “hi!” My annual “Halloween Extravaganza” runs from the end of September to the end of October!
Aren’t those little ribbon bats not only adorable but brilliant too! I love this simple project that is way too cute for words! I absolutely LOVE these bats and would welcome them flying around my house the whole Halloween season! Thank you Christine for sharing this festive little project that is incredibly fun and adorable too! To see more projects by this talented lady, make sure to fly over to her amazing blog I Dig Pinterest.
I have to admit that the scary and real spooky part of Halloween is not my favorite! But, the cutesy fun part of it makes Halloween one of my favorite holidays. I love to decorate my home in vibrant Halloween orange and purple with a sea of black too! I also love the adorable costumes that decorate my front steps on that frightful night and the words Trick or Treat sounding through the air!
Halloween projects like this fun bunting are so much fun to create and to display! Here are some more Halloween projects that are sure to fit right in with all of your Halloween festivities and other decor…