Every Queen needs a crown! Wow people with your bat guards hovering over you all evening. Add glow in the dark eyes for nighttime effect.
My goal each Halloween is to only spend $20-30 for 3 costumes and yard decorations. I just don't see the point in spending $50-200 for everything when I can pull it off for way cheaper. I'm excited to share all of my crafting ideas to help everyone accomplish the same for pennies compared to the BORING, EVERYONE HAS IT store bought stuff.
Super cheap and easy!
Craft time - 2-3 hours
Headband 1" wide or more
Drill with 1/16" bit - for those without power tools a small wood screw with a sharp point will work
18-22 gauge wire - make sure your wire is stiff
Card stock in color of your choosing
Hot glue gun
Thick cardboard roll - or a round log - or a terra cotta pot (if your careful) - or whatever you find that you can brace the headband on and drill
Exact o Knife
Needle nose pliers
I'm matching mine up with the https://www.instructables.com/id/CHEAP-Masquerade-Mask/
♥♥♥ Thank you for the hearts and to my teenage son for wearing my stuff knowing it's going to get posted ♥♥♥
Decide on the number of bats you want
Using free online cutouts of bats you can create the a template with a full bat cutout by just folding the bat in half. There are tons of bat templates out there to choose from .
Print and cut out the bat template you are going to use in the size you desire - I had four templates 1", 1.25, 1.5 and 2"
** Next time I want to mix up the style of bats I use **
Then measure your bats, cut strips of paper long enough and wide enough - once cut fold your strips in half (see image)
Stack your strips on top on one another and then trace out your template with a exacto - doing this gets you 2-4 bats for one cut- fine tune the edges once cut
** Always cut away from yourself **
Unfold your bat and poke a hole in the middle
Use the scraps for cutting out little squares that cover the body of the bat, to sandwich the wire in between