Last year I made our house into a bat cave for Halloween. It is pretty easy to do and the best - cheap!
I went to MarthStewart.com and put 'bat template' in the search. You could also just search for Halloween and you will find this bat template and a really cool mouse template. She also has many free pumpkin carving downloads. You can download ideas for everything from how to make a snake pumpkin to using a drill and carving holes into patterns in your pumpkin. All of these are FREE!!!!
I downloaded 2 templates, the first is a bat flying and the other is a bat that looks like it is hanging.
This year instead of hanging them outside I decided to hang them inside and make the bats look like they were flying from the 'bat cave' out my door.
I took the flying bats and folded each wing.
BTW do you like my entry table? My favorite jack-o-lantern scarecrow lamp from the late 60s early 70s when I was a kid and the skeleton I got from Gordman's this year. You can put a tea light in his head and in the pumpkin he is carrying. I use the faux tea lights so I don't have to worry about them dripping or catching fire. The other pumpkin is ceramic that I got at Michael's 2 years ago. I can also light this up with a candle and again I use a faux candle. Then there is a bunch of skull's in a jar from the dollar store. The little ceramic do-dad I got from the dollar store as well as the little pumpkins, they are wax and actually candles but I like them too much to burn.
On Thursday I'll be sharing some of my other decorating and next week I'll share my front door!
Do you decorate for Halloween? If so I'd love for you to share on my facebook page! Happy decorating!