Shivering Bats Shade
Your visitors will shudder when they spot a bat-lined lampshade amid your decor.
Photography: Anna Williams
Source: Halloween 2007, Special Issue Holiday 2007
Some of the paper cutouts are suspended from threads, while others are stuck inside the shade.
Photocopy template to desired size; cut out. Using a white wax pencil, trace shape onto black construction paper; cut out.
To suspend bats, make a ring from 20-gauge brass wire that fits just inside top of shade, resting on the shade spokes; a translucent white paper lampshade works best.
Take a piece of white thread to bat; tie other end to ring.
Repeat, hanging bats at varying heights and taping others to lampshade.