These easy DIY Bats are the perfect fun Halloween decor! You can use this wooden bat decor for effortless fall porch decorations, fun centerpieces or additions to your favorite wreath!
I have a spooky treat for you today! Recently, I shared some of my favorite fall projects, including this DIY Candy Corn Decor, and these Scrap Wood Pumpkins. Those projects are perfect to get you from early fall all the way to Thanksgiving, but today’s project is perfect for Halloween! These DIY Bats can be made with just a few supplies, and take just a few hours to finish. This is the perfect beginner project to get you in the Halloween spirit!
Materials Needed for Easy Halloween Decor
To make these DIY Bats you will need a few things. Luckily, none of these are hard to find, you might even have some of them in your garage! You will need:
How do you make wooden bat decorations for Halloween?
You can find step by step photos and instructions below, as well as a video tutorial to guide you through the process. But for a general overview this process is broken down to five simple steps.
- Trace your bat bodies on the 2×6 lumber, I used the lid of a spray paint bottle. Once you have traced the bodies secure your lumber to your work top. Using a jig saw, carefully cut the bodies out.
- Sand the bats for a smooth finish, if you wish.
- Spray paint the bats black and wait for them to dry completely.
- Cut the wings for the bat from the black foam using a utility knife. Secure the wings to the bat body.
- Add the eyes and draw a face for the bat using the paint pen.
Easy DIY Fall Decor
You do not have to spend a lot of time or money to create fun Fall decor! I have several step by step tutorials for projects that are easy enough for beginners. This easy DIY Candy Corn are the perfect accent for fall, with so many uses! You can add them to wreaths, use them as a filler for decorative bowls, or string them on twine for a Fall garland!
These DIY Wooden Pumpkins can be made in just an afternoon with scrap wood! You can even get creative and use different colors, or make different templates for the faces! This is a great project to get your kids involved in. It is also perfect for indoor or outdoor Fall decor! Some other projects include:
- 2 x 6 Lumber
- Black Spray Paint
- Black Foam Sheet
- Paint Pen
- Googly Eyes
- Speed square
- Jig saw
- Paint brush
- Using a spray can top trace a circle that extends off the edge of the board, the flat side will be the stand.
- Once the board is secured use a jigsaw to cut the bats free of the board.
- Now sand the edges to cleanup any areas that don’t suit you, I used a belt sander anchored in a vice.
- Paint the pieces with several coats of black paint.
- First cut a template for the wings then trace it to a foam sheet and cut the wings. I first tried a utility knife but scissors did a much better job.
- Using the template as a base place the foam wings on the template. Apply glue to the wings, then place the bat body to the wings. The template helps speed the assembly process.
- Create a face to your liking and you are finished. I used googly eyes and a paint marker to create the faces.