Halloween Bat Window Shades
Our easy paper window shades will have passersby looking twice — what's that waiting in the wings?!
Photography: Brown Bird Design
Source: Martha Stewart Living, October 2014
To assemble the tiled template — its size is based on a 30-inch-wide window — reduce or enlarge to your window.
- Heavyweight black paper
- Painters' tape
- Craft knife
Download and print our template. Using image in template as a guide, lay template out on a work space.
Assemble bat template: trim left side of each sheet at vertical crop marks with a ruler and a craft knife. Repeat process to trim bottom of each sheet. Using remaining crop marks as a guide, align design and tape sheets together. Trace one-half of bat, then flip template to trace other side.
Trace bat onto a 24-by-36-inch piece of heavyweight black paper.
Cut out (trimming width as needed to fit window).
Stick shade to inside of window frame with loops of painters’ tape.