bat garland

I went shopping with my friend Patty this week and as a belated birthday present she picked me up this adorable vintage looking pumpkin. Isn't he cute? I was inspired by his green and orange to make some coordinating garland.

I picked this crepe paper up at a garage sale this summer for a quarter. I found the bat template at The Long Thread and used some sharp scissors.

I started by folding the crepe paper back and forth so I could make more than one bat at a time.

Then I laid the template down (notice it's a little bigger than the paper, that's fine) and cut around it.

I ended up with a nice big pile of bats

Then I took some black thread and stitched a line straight down the middle

Feeding in a new bat (make sure they are all facing the same direction) so the tips touch.

That's it!

The kids really like it.

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Debbie said...

What??? Sewing can you do that, and make it looks so darned cute!?

Jenglamgirl said...

way cute, WAY!

Lyndsey said...

in love!!!!

The Autocrat: Haley said...

What a great idea! Fabulous job! Love the orange and green.

Mandy [Mandy's Yellow Corner] said...

This is so cute! And I can't believe that you can sew on crepe paper without ripping it.... who'd have thought?! [apparently you :]

Kim @ seven thirty three said...

Rachel - You won the custom blog design package at seven thirty three. I sent you an email earlier this week but haven't heard back. Please email me by midnight tonight (733blog(at) or I will pick another winner.

Hope to hear from you!!!

Carolyn @ My Backyard Eden said...

I had no idea you could sew on crepe paper! So simple, but so cute and festive!

Thanks for sharing at My Backyard Eden!

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