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heatherface
« on: September 12, 2009 06:10:48 PM »

These bats were very simple to make.  I found an outline of a bat online, traced different sizes of said bat onto posterboard, and cut them out.  To affix them to the wall I just used masking tape.  I folded them to make their wings flap a little Smiley

Going across the door to my room at the shop:

Extreme closeup of a bat friend:

They're in my hair!  They're in my hair!  Get them out!!!
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« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2009 07:06:48 PM »

awesome!  I love that the existing colors are halloween friendly!
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« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2009 08:04:26 PM »

very cute. I LOVE bats!
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« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2009 08:10:22 PM »

Those are hilarious! Now I know what I'm going to put in my office for Halloween.
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« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2009 09:02:45 PM »

Weird, my friend Laura and I were just talking about making some of these
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« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2009 07:37:45 PM »

Thanks guys!  I'm also making some for home.. I want to hang them from the ceiling so they look like they're flying.  I tried poking a hole in their tummies and threading a ribbon through them (so I would have like 3 on a strand) but they were being uncooperative and looked like they were all taking nosedives... so instead I am poking a hole in the tip of each wing and putting ribbon through the holes and tieing it at each wing, so they can all fly properly  Grin
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« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2009 10:48:59 PM »

Very nice! It reminds me of these Martha Stewart ones (that are pricey!) http://www.grandinroad.com/jump.jsp?item=35336&maincatcode=null&subcatcode=null&itemID=21748&itemType=PRODUCT&path=1%2C2%2C2759%2C5794%2C5797&iProductID=21748

.... but I actually like yours better!
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hellotheremary
« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2009 12:46:58 PM »

I love it! One of my roommates just bought a bunch of bat cut outs from a craft store, but this is a much cheaper (and more personal!) idea!
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« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2009 07:47:25 PM »

Could you share where you found the outline online please? Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: September 24, 2009 04:33:54 PM »

Could you share where you found the outline online please? Smiley

I just kind of invented my outline.. I Googled "Bat Template" and got irritated with the cartoon-y-ness of the bats I found there, so I just drew one on a piece of paper.  Then I used the handy-dandy photocopier at work to enlarge and reduce it until I had 4 different sizes.
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