Day 10

Happy October!

Since it is officially October, I feel it is now ok to allow my kids to start doing Halloween crafts and decorating. To be honest, I really hate all the gore that comes with this holiday. We keep it wholesome on the home-front and don’t get into the scary stuff.

Day 10

So, glitter bats and Casper ghosts are about as spooky as we get in these parts.


Branches or fake tree stripped of leaves and painted.

Orange light strand

6 sheets of black glitter foam sheets

Black ribbon

Hole punch


Bat template

This is a super easy craft you can do with your kids that can handle scissors. My oldest helped me cut the bat templates  after I traced them. I made my own bat template out of cardstock, but they have them at every craft store if you don’t want to make your own.

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10 Comments on Day 10

  1. Sarah {Lacquer and Linen}
    October 1, 2012 at 1:45 pm (3 years ago)

    This is awesome! I just cut out some bats for my wall this weekend! They are so creepy but make really cute decor! I would have never thought to make a Halloween tree, you are so creative!

    • thriftykristy
      October 1, 2012 at 1:50 pm (3 years ago)

      The tree was actually my son’s idea. The bats were mine. I think he takes after his momma in the creativity department :) Kristin

  2. busyomahamom
    October 2, 2012 at 10:26 pm (3 years ago)

    Reblogged this on Busy Omaha Mom and commented:
    Check out this cool bat tree!!!! She has a ton of great ideas on home decor and design!!!

  3. busyomahamom
    October 2, 2012 at 10:27 pm (3 years ago)

    It is too cute!! And versatile too, I bet you could turn it into a Thanksgiving tree next!!!

  4. Sophie33
    October 6, 2012 at 5:28 am (3 years ago)

    Vrery cool!!

  5. Jeni Johnson
    October 9, 2012 at 1:15 pm (3 years ago)

    Holidays look so fun at your place! :)

    • thriftykristy
      October 9, 2012 at 1:22 pm (3 years ago)

      I think it’s only because of my kiddos. I’m not big into holiday decor except for Christmas…my oldest loves to do crafts and is the driving force behind a lot of the halloween stuff. It is a lot of fun too;) xo K

  6. Sarah
    November 2, 2012 at 8:24 am (3 years ago)

    How did I miss this? I love it. Such a fun Halloween idea.

    • thriftykristy
      November 2, 2012 at 9:23 am (3 years ago)

      It was a collaboration I did with my oldest boy. He is so creative :) xo Kristin


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