I read the latest issue of Martha a couple times during my 12 hours of plane time last week. She did so many things with simple black silhouette images around the house. So off of that inspiration, I also found great ideas on Pinterest (my pins are here!) with flying bats all over the walls. I had to do it....
Here's a little how-to
Step 1: find a bat template that fits your style (use google image search). Or just make your own. I spent too much time searching for a half-bat print out when all I needed to do was free hand a pair of wings. Oh well.
|print out or cut out some half-bats|
|fold your black paper in half, and trace the bat wing|
Step 2: Fold your paper in half, so you have half the tracing and half the cutting. Think, trying to draw/cut a heart when you were in first grade. Why were hearts so difficult to draw? Drove me crazy.
Step 3: After tracing as many bats as you want, get to cutting! With this project, I think you need to go all out or else it won't look how you want it. Give yourself a few hours, maybe during your significant others' favorite sporting event (curling?) and get in the zone.
|cut! Don't feel constrained to only black paper!|
Step 5: Arrange around your room! Have fun!
I made my batties look like they were coming in through one door and then leaving out a side window. Don't be worried about placing them on top of paintings or other decorations, it's just painters tape! And real life bats wouldn't give a freak where they landed inside your house (we had one chill out on our computers, so cute).
<3 Rachel w k