Altered Art, Die Cutting, Felt & Fabric, Halloween, Stitching, Tags and Gifts

Magic Bat Wands

Hello! Hello! I’m excited to kick of this year’s Halloween project series with this magical set of bat wands. Let me show you how I put them together…

Step 1: Supply Prep

I started by glitter spray painting 18″ long wooden dowels and warming up my hot glue gun. I then die cut several bats from black, purple, and pink felt and pulled out ribbons and embellishments from my stash to match.

Step 2: Pack & Stitch

I layered up bits of felt scraps between two bat die cuts before stitching them together ensuring I left an opening where the dowel would get inserted later.

(Note: After creating the first set, I went back and added more stitching going from the top tip of each wing down to each lower tip to give the effect of folding wings.)

Step 3: Ribbon

I wrapped a bit of paper tape around the ends of the ribbons to create a tab I could easily insert into the opening along with the wooden dowel and a good glob of hot glue.

Step 4: Embellish

To embellish the want a bit more, I wrapped ribbon around my hand several times then tied the bunch together in the center creating a fluffy bow to attach with hot glue.

I also used hot glue to attach buttons and other embellishments to the center of the bows.

There you have it! A set of fabulous fun bat wands all ready for Halloween. What do you think of this non-paper craft? I hope you enjoyed it, and I also hope you’ll come back soon for another Halloween craft I have to share with you.

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– Laura Evangeline

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