I wanted to create a simple, yet festive feel for Halloween this year. Something that would be fun for my little boy (he’s three and a half) to enjoy without being too spooky. So I started my search via Pinterest and instantly fell in love with the idea of bats. I thought it would be super fun to apply them in a way that actually made them look as if they were coming up and out of the fireplace.
I started by mapping out a pattern in my mind of what might seem like a realistic way a group of bats would naturally disperse. Then once I had envisioned the way I wanted them to look, I simply started sticking on a few at the bottom and then worked my way up. Something to note, is that I did only stick on a handful of bats using the tiny stickers that come in the package. I then left them on overnight to see if they would cause any issues with my paint on the wall. I did this to be extra cautious since we had just painted our entire house a couple of months prior. To my delight, I awoke the next morning, carefully pulled off the bats I had stuck on the night before and found that NO damage had occurred to the new paint or to the wall. HOORAY!
I have recently heard of people opting to use Command Strips to hang the bats in place of the stickers that come in the package. I guess they cut the Command Strips into little pieces and place them on the back of each bat. This is an extra step that I did not take, but you could try it if you are hesitant about using the stickers that come with these bats.
A few other decor touches I added to give a nice festive look were some faux ravens, a posable skeleton that is 5ft tall, and an assortment of faux pumpkins. I perched the ravens on our built-in shelves as well as on the pumpkins and then sat Mr. Bones (what my son named him) in one of the chairs.
So far I am really loving all of these fun decor pieces I bought, and know I will use them each year, but my top two favorite things have to be the bats and the pumpkins. I honestly cannot say enough good things about the faux pumpkins that I found. Most are ceramic and come in a range of sizes. I also LOVE that they all have a nice soothing neutral tone. Neutrals are my go-to for home and holiday decor.
If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment. Also, I listed each decor item below if you would like to see where you can purchase them.
Ceramic pumpkin in the smallest size.
Ceramic pumpkin in the medium size,
Ceramic pumpkin in the large size.
Non-ceramic white pumpkin in the small size.
Beige bezel for the Samsung Frame TV.
Art picture for the Samsung Frame TV.
HAVE A HAPPY HALLOWEEN!