|Lounge entryway with black feather wreath and swag.|
|Detail of the swag and wreath.|
|Sweet glittery backbird nesting in the bow. Did I someone say "nevermore?"|
|Pumpkin Chinese Lanterns are equipped with batteries and lights to glow at night.|
|Playful rats scamper along our stairs. Bubonic plague anyone?|
|Black heavy-weight cardstock rats from Martha Stewart crafts.|
Bows completed, it was time to put my cricut to work for some other projects.
|Black vinyl on a 12x24" mat.|
|When I really get to crafting, I literally will use anything... hey, there's even the kitchen sink!|
|Hot glue, ribbon, floral wire... tools of the trade.|
|Cricut mat full of bats.|
Again, scale was the issue that plagued me. I would have cut 23" bats if I could, but then the relatively inexpensive project would have soared in cost as you'd only fit 1 bat per vinyl sheet! What I couldn't achieve in size I made up for in numbers.
|Is that the rustling of the wind?|
|Heavens no, a colony of bats is swarming its way through our house!|
|I cut a total of 49 bats.|
|They ranged in size from 3" to 17". Black vinyl purchased at Craft Warehouse, but there are better deals online.|
|Still need a bow to trim off the area over the hook. And probably some beaded trim for the ribbon ends.|
|Cuts are from the "Happy Hauntings" cart. Paper is Me & My Big Ideas. Spider from a napkin ring from Peir 1, only a few dollars.|
|Glitter skeleton from Michaels.|
Just for fun, here's a video of a craft project I recently made as well.