October is here again!
Last year I cut out a couple simple little bats to perch in my living room. They were nice, but a little too plain. So, this year I resurrected the bat pattern that I had shared on google docs, and took them to the next level: garland.
It was so simple, and I love the bat cave effect!
I printed out the pattern and cut about 30 bats from black construction paper.
Next I hung black and white bakers twine across the room. I did three different asymmetrical lines that intersect in different places. I wanted to hang the twine before taping on the bats, so I could space them in a nice, random order.
With a tiny bit of tape folded over the twine and onto the feet of the bats, they hang beautifully.
The bats also cast the most wonderful, eerie shadows on the ceiling by lamplight!
With about 20 minutes of work, my whole house (maybe because my living room is about half of my house:) feels ready for the upcoming holidays!
Interesting story: One night while I was serving a church mission in Argentina, I awoke in the middle of the night and saw a small bat perched on my shoulder! As soon as I moved, it took flight, flapped around the room once or twice, then headed back out the window. I think I feel a creepy connection to them now:)
Happy first Monday in October!