Over the years, I’ve paired down on my holiday decor drastically. Especially as a designer, I’ve always felt the pressure to create beautiful holiday spaces, but as the years have passed, I’ve really grown to love and embrace simple seasonal and holiday decor. Don’t get me wrong, I love scrolling through the elaborate seasonal images that we’re constantly reminded of on Instagram, but in my own space, I’ve grown to really embrace the “less is more” aspect of seasonal decor.

While I’m no longer pulling out bins and bins of Halloween decorations from storage (that’s my Halloween treat right there!) I still look for simple ways to add a touch of festivity without feeling overwhelmed by “stuff” or feeling the pressure to spend frivolously on items we stash away after all is said and done.

These points let me to what may be the simplest of Halloween DIY’s to add a bit of fun to your home for this spooky holiday. In less than 30 minutes and with only items I had around the house, this simple Halloween bat decor DIY adds just the right amount of trick-or-treat cheer in 3 simple steps! It’s almost so simple it doesn’t need explaining but, hey, why not?

Here’s what you’ll need: black paper, pencil (I used a white one to make it easy to see), scissors, painters tape

Step 1: Fold paper in half, just as you would do making the classic paper snowflake.

Step 2: Draw half of your bat shape. I kept it really simple, but created two different sizes to add a little dimension! Then I re-traced again and again, to create as many bats as I needed for my specific space.

Step 3: Cut out & attach painters tape to the back before attaching to your wall. You could really use any type of adhesive product that you have or prefer. I went with painters tape to avoid any damage to the surfaces I was attaching to. 

It really couldn’t be any quicker, cheaper or simpler! Just attach your bats to the wall in any configuration you desire! I took mine up onto the ceiling a bit just to add some dimension! 

Happy Halloween!

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