Friday, September 25, 2009

Halloween Ornament

I have officially gone batty! I created these felt bats for a swap I'm in a 2peas. I saw a bat a while back and did a screenprint for inspiration. Now I can't find the source. So if it's your idea..please let me know and I will credit you. I did a slight modification on the body shape and added a round circle under one of the button eyes to make it look a little more primitive looking. Here's how I did it.

Step 1 - Cut 2 black bat shapes out of black felt
Step 2 -cut one round circle out of felt(any color but black) - I did mine in orange, yellow, and purple
Step 3 - Gather some halloween colored buttons(I used an SEI halloween button tube I had on hand)
Step 4 - Sew the round felt shape and the halloween buttons on for eyes on one piece of the black felt. (You can use my how to sew on a button with your machine tutorial if you don't know how to do this)
Step 5 - Sew on the mouth and fangs(use a contrasting thread - I used orange but white could look nice too)
Step 6 - Cut a length of ribbon for your ornament hanger(I used orange ribbon)
Step 7 - Place ribbon folded in half in between the two felt black pieces. The felt pieces should be wrong sides together.
Step 8 - Sew around the perimeter of the bat to secure in ornament hanger
Step 9 - Sew two trianges on both sides of the eyes and mouth to create a fun look.
Step 10 - Hang up your bat and let him fly.



linda loe said...

Love your bads the look so cool

Pamela said...

I love this idea. My boys would go baty for it!! (Sorry for the pun, I couldn't resist!)