Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Going Batty !!!!!

Here is a simple and inexpensive way to turn an everyday lamp into a Halloween decoration.

All you need is black construction paper, scissors, tape and I used white paper for my template.




I drew a bat on a piece of white paper and cut it out for a template.










Traced my template on a black piece of paper, folded my paper.










And cut out 8 bats at once.












Taped them to the inside of a lamp shade.




And now I have an amazing Halloween lamp.












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22 comments:

MamaGeek @ Works For Us said...

VERY clever. I love this craft. Seriously, I could leave these up all year given I'm always going batty!

And hey, I'm starting my (as in YOURS) leaf project today.

Beth (A Mom's Life) said...

Peter is going to LOVE this!

Brandi said...

This is great! Easy, quick and inexpensive! Thanks for all your ideas!

teachingtinytots said...

so cool i'll have to do this to my oldest's lamp

Family O'Foxes said...

oh my gosh, I SO HAVE TO MAKE THESE! or atleast have my 12 year old do the work. hee hee

Amber M. said...

I have a Halloween tree, too! My husband thinks I'm nuts also, so it mast be attached to the Y chromosome.:-)

My sil cuts bats out of old x-rays to hang on her sliding doors and it looks awesome...this idea reminded me of that.

Astrid said...

I've been thinking of doing something similar but I like how your idea is less permanent than what I was thinking of using. (vinyl) I've got bats all over some of my walls!

Barnes Yard said...

Your crafts get my kids so excited. Thanks for all the amazing and doable ideas!

Alicia said...

Oh, that is too cute! If I had a lamp somewhere in my house, I would most definitely do that!

Corey~living and loving said...

toooooooooooooooooooo cute! We'll be doing this. :)

Jen said...

I LOVE this idea!!! Funny as we just made your handprint bats last night and I named my post something similar to this one. I'm gonna do these bats tomorrow for sure! What a great idea! I may do pumpkins as well and see how it looks or maybe even ghosts! THANKS!

Crysm said...

What a GREAT idea!! And this is totally something that non-creative I can do!! Thanks!

Astrid said...

My mom just sent me the Martha Stewart brand jack-o-lantern hole punch- I punched out a bunch of them and used glue dots to stick it on the inside of my lampshade. Cute! (I do hope the adhesive comes off the shade though!)

Janiah said...

Excellent..! This is really an inexpensive way to turn our lamp into a Halloween decoration.

Jaina said...

That's a simple way to make a great decoration. I wish I had a lamp like that to try it on.

Meghan said...

Oh sister!
Too freakin cute.
Too cute, I tell ya!

Half of the Style Sisters said...

HI I am good friends with Rainie and she told me about your blog. FABULOUS IDEAS ON HERE! I hope you are coming to our Open House in October. I love bringing many creative people together! It should be way fun. Oh check out my blog and my sisters as well. My sisters is thechildrensnest.blogspot.com and mine is...oh you can just click on my name. Looking forward to meeting you.
Karin

Kari @ Ucreate said...

Ooooh...what a great, simple idea to dress up a lamp! I'll be featuring today!

Kim's Treasures said...

How cool is that!?!

maryanne said...

Simple, cute, and fun - perfect!

Kim said...

Love, Love, Love this! Thank you so much for the great idea. I posted a picture of the ones I made with a link to yours on my blog today! Thanks again!!!
http://lifeofamodernmom.blogspot.com/2009/10/tip-tuesday-halloween-decoration.html

Makalani Adolpho, PLC said...

Hi! If you are interested I would love for you to join us at our Spooktacular Inspiration Link Party