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