What a pretty bat garland! It is easy to see it for the scalloped shape before even realizing it is a sting of bats. This garland is a perfect weekend project and is easy enough for kids to join you. Simply use the bat pattern to cut all of your bats from a black paper. Of course we used metallic black paper to add a little sheen. Using a needle and black thread, sew your bats together from wing to wing to create this pretty garland. You can download printable PDF or the SVG cut file for this bat pattern at the end of the post. This is a perfect Cricut Explore project and would make a great mobile as well.
As I was getting ready to photograph this garland, my Italian Doxi, Enzo decided he wanted to be in the shot. It took just a few moments for his pal Sophie to join him. Aren’t they just the cutest pair? I got so caught up in photographing them that all of a sudden the light was gone and I was unable to shoot the bat garland without the dog props. Haha. However, you can see what a great photo backdrop the garland does makes.
We are pondering if we should make dog costumes for Halloween. What do you think? Do you have a great costume idea for a doxi/italian greyhound and a pug/boxer? Maybe Yoda and Vader, a house elf, a gargoyle, an Italian race car driver, Bonnie and Clyde. . . but I am guessing you have a better idea. Cheers! ~ Lia
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Holy Adorable, Batman. I LOVE this garland! I am going to make some right now!
What is the big branch hanging in the window.
It is our wizard stick:) I got it at the Flowers market.
How lovely! I was looking for one! Thanks for sharing this x
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I would love to see a picture of your total window so I could see how you actually have the branche(s) placed and standing. I have a black branch that I purchased from Pottary Barn years ago that looks similar to the one in your window but you also have what looks to be a single branch too. Seeing the total window sure would help.
The orange branch is just sitting in the window. I attached the strings of bats onto to window frames. Does that help.
Thank you for sharing. Fur babies always want to be where the “action” is! LOL
They do! You just can’t help but love them. 😉
I have two mini doxie sisters Mia & Lola. Tell me did a doxie and a greyhound breed or is that a breed of it’s own?
I love your work and appreciate all you do!!
Yes, Enzo is a mix. He is a rescue dog and the lady who owns the rescue told me he was bred and born in Milan and was brought to Portland. He is my best buddy. He is cuddled on my lap right now. 🙂
Bat garland is so cute, and the dogs even more so !
Thanks! I love these dogs. 🙂