I love bunting, banners and garlands. You can put them anywhere and everywhere. Really!

You can make this bat bunting in a jiffy. I really though the cutting would take forever but I ended up cutting enough for 3 and half garlands in about 15 minutes. You can sew the garland or do one of two no-sew versions.

You’ll need: (sewn option)
~Felt in black, green, purple, and orange
~bat silhouette about 8” long printed on paper
~fabric scissors
~pins
~sewing machine
~contrasting thread black, green, purple and orange

1. Pin the bat silhouette to 2-3 layers of felt and cut.

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2. Decide on a color pattern then lay out your bats in order. Black – purple – black – orange – black – green. Repeat twice. Then add black – purple – black

3. Chain stitch from beginning to end connecting the bats by overlapping the ends of the bat wings.

4. Switch to another colored thread and make another pass along the bat garland. Repeat with each color. Tip: get creative with the stitch by making rolling patterns.

5. Hang on the mantle or in a window or doorway or staircase or… you get the idea!

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You’ll need: (no-sew option #1)
~Felt in black, green, purple, and orange
~bat silhouette about 8” long printed on paper
~pins
~fabric scissors
~hot glue gun

Steps 1 & 2 above

3. Hot glue bat garland together by overlapping the ends of the bat wings and gluing under each overlap.

4. Hang!IMG_6946

You’ll need: (no-sew option #2)
~Felt in black, green, purple, and orange
~bat silhouette about 8” long printed on paper
~pins
~fabric scissors
~ribbon

Steps 1 & 2 above

3. Use the scissors to cut a slit in the center of each bat wing near the end.

4. Cut 15 7” lengths of ribbons.

5. Use the ribbon to connect each bat by threading the ribbon into each bat wing hole.

6. Tie in a bow and hang garland.

Kara-Noel has been “crafting” since she could hold a glue gun! When she isn’t hanging with her Hot Hubby, chasing down her four kiddos (1-6 years old!) or napping you’ll find her blogging at Eli’s Lids The Blog!

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