We have been developing quite a collection of paper halloween decor projects this year! I love these paper designs because they are the best way to decorate for the occasion with the least amount of effort. So far we’ve been covering nothing but the classics – paper black cats, paper spider webs and now these paper Halloween bats. Grab some black paper (we used text weight Stardream Onyx) and you are ready to craft!
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Print the PDF version if you are cutting by hand, or use the SVG file if you have a cutting machine. If you are using the SVG version, be sure to cut the design onto 12 x 12 paper to include the full wingspan. Generally we prefer text weight paper for projects that need to be folded multiple times, but we decided to use a light cardstock for this to support the long wings of the paper Halloween bats. I added a link to the paper that we used in the Shop this Project section below! After cutting out the design, fold along the designated score lines to form the bats. If you are using the PDF, print onto 8.5 x 11 metallic black paper – we used Onyx from Paper-Papers (link below). I would suggest using an x-acto knife to cut out the little eye details. Follow along with the step-by-step photo tutorial as you craft your paper Halloween bats!
We are just getting started with our Halloween projects, so stay tuned for plenty more. Look forward to lots of costume ideas, decor projects and party ideas to come! Follow us on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter for photos of our daily projects, or head to our membership page to start crafting with us. If you have made one of our projects and are feeling proud of your crafting success, please show it off on Instagram using #DIYDreamingWithLia! Happy hauntings for a spooky season! ~ Lia
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