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Cute and Simple Flying Bats Decor

Cute and Simple Flying Bats Decor @NotSoIdleHands.com

I am so much in love with the “bats in flight” decorations I’ve seen around recently that I decided that’s what I wanted to do on the wall behind my mantel this year for Halloween (I’ll show the finished mantel soon too).

Did you know that a group of bats is called a colony?….just a little trivia. Who says you don’t learn stuff when you craft.

Cute and Simple Flying Bats Decor @NotSoIdleHands.com

I looked into cutting my own bats with my Cricut or Silhouette, but i didn’t have the right cartridge and then I got a little lazy. I saw these ready-made bats from Martha Stewart and they were on sale, so I decided to go ahead with these. They are made from pretty sturdy paper, so I should be able to use them a few more times.

Cute and Simple Flying Bats Decor @NotSoIdleHands.com

Here’s what they look like up close…..pretty cute with their eyes cut out.

Cute and Simple Flying Bats Decor @NotSoIdleHands.comI think they look cool up there. Like they have all just taken flight. I used about 1 1/2 packages for this and putting them up didn’t take too long…..dragging the super heavey ladder outta the garage was a hassle, though. I think I’ll be putting “step-stool” on my list of things to get for the house now.

Cute and Simple Flying Bats Decor @NotSoIdleHands.com

I like this effect for the front door too, but I already had other plans for out there. I also didn’t put any of the bats too low since I will be decorating the mantel and didn’t want them to get in the way of any of the decor.

Cute and Simple Flying Bats Decor @NotSoIdleHands.com

Hope this inspires you to get going on your Halloween decorations too!

Have fun!

About Emily Mcdonald

Emily McDonald is the owner of Not So Idle Hands and lives in Colorado with her hot hubby and 3 cute daughters. When she's not battling ADHD, Fibro, or Migraines she loves to be downstairs playing with all her pretty crafty things making fun stuff. She also runs an awesome Etsy Shop by the same name where she gets to sell shiny supplies to make pretty stuff {check it out!}.

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