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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.


  1. Photocopy template to desired size; cut out. Using a white wax pencil, trace shape onto black construction paper; cut out.

  2. 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.

  3. Take a piece of white thread to bat; tie other end to ring.

  4. Repeat, hanging bats at varying heights and taping others to lampshade.

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