going batty on all hallows eve …

Seems like each year at Halloween I add a few more elements to my house décor.  This year I came across this fun door decorated with bats …
Country Living
…  and thought I’d add it around my front door.
I started with a bat stencil I found here on marthastewart.com. I wanted the bat dimensions to be varied, so I made two additional sizes of the stencil.
On black poster board I used chalk to trace and then cut out six large bats, 18 medium and 10 small:
Using Command damage-free poster strips …
… I arranged the bats so they appeared to be flying across the front door. 
Then I stepped back and admired my handiwork.

My next door neighbor actually called me from her cell phone as she was pulling away from the house to comment on my door! She said it was worthy of immediate recognition.


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  1. says

    I just found your blog from the creative bloggers party & hop. I love the bats…it looks great! I’m your newest follower. I hope you’ll stop by my new blog & follow along too!

  2. says

    To: Sally @loveofhomes.blogspot.com, I am now a follower of your blog. I will always remember you as the first ever person to comment on my blog and my first ever follower. Now I need to post a comment on your blog as well … Thanks so much! Linda.

  3. says

    This is really one of the coolest Halloween decorating ideas I’ve ever seen. I am definitely doing this next year! Of course I’ll have to pin it so I can come back…

    I noticed you are a new blogger. I too am new this month :) I’m going to follow you. Happy blogging :)

    ~ Jessica

  4. says

    Hi all! This is Linda from It All Started with Paint and I just want to thank everyone who stopped by and left a comment. This is my first tutorial post on a blog I just launched and I’m overwhelmed at how this community has shown up and provided encouragement.

    Thanks for making me feel so welcome!

    Linda @ It All Started with Paint

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