DIY Halloween Bats

This week I've been helping a friend decorate their house for their Halloween party / wedding reception. His house is just amazing! Each room is unique and every time I visit I notice something I didn't see before.

DIY Halloween Bats | #Cricut

We needed something for his formal sitting room that filled the large space but didn't over power the room. I've seen awesome pictures floating around Pintrest of paper bat and I knew I wanted to make them for this room. This is one of the simplest projects I've ever done but the result looks like I spent all day cutting and folding bats.

First I uploaded my bat image into Design Space. (Save this PNG to make your own!)

DIY Halloween Bats |

Then I added two score lines so the wings would fold, duplicated the bat at different sizes to fill my 8.5 x 11 card stock, and cut them out on the cardstock setting. I cut out about 50 bats to fill this wall. 

DIY Halloween Bats |

These bats came out so cute and it took less than $2 worth of cardstock to make them. Maybe next year I'll get around to making some for my own home. 

I'd love to see your Halloween decorations! Comment on this post with your pictures or tag me on Instagram @KKuss.

It's a boy!

I just got the text that my friend had her baby and it's a boy! I had a feeling it would be. I'm so happy for them. I can't wait to meet the little guy!

I'm going to visit them later today and I wanted to make him something special but I wasn't sure what. They haven't reviled his name yet, so I can't go monogramming everything. I decided to make him a set of monthly milestone stickers. My friend had a super cute Calvin and Hobbes mural painted in his nursery so I knew exactly what theme they should be. 

I hope she loves them! They were so much fun to make and they didn't take much time at all. 

If you'd like to make your own, you can download the set for free! All you need is a printer and printable shipping labels. I used Avery® White Full-Sheet Labels for Inkjet Printers. 

Here's how you do it: 

  1. Open the PDF
  2. Print them on your shipping labels (make sure you put the labels in your printer so they print on the white side, not the backing)
  3. Carefully cut them out

They're super easy and they make a great gift. If you do make them, I'd love to see how they turned out or a pic of your little one wearing them! Just tag me on Instagram, @KKuss or use the hashtag #MeanRightHook