If you're anything like me, you usually don't want to spend a fortune on holiday decorations, or have to store those decorations, but since you have kids or guests or whatever, you feel like you need to do at least something...
When I read Dana's post on her bats and saw how amazing her walls look with her flock (do bats fly in flocks?) of bats, I wanted to give it a shot. You really must click over to her post to see what inspired me!
With the two sheets of black paper I had, I drew a bat wing template (using Country Living's PDF as a guide) that would fit 4 bats to a page, folded lengthwise. I just held the template on the paper as I cut and with my 8 cute little bats, we flew all over my apartment looking for somewhere to liven up. Apartment living really puts a kink in decorating, especially when you're limited on where you're allowed to hang stuff up(!). So, we stuck with the wall in our living area. I doubt they'll stay up long with how fascinated K was with my bats, but for now it looks fun and festive...and it cost me nothing!
If these get ruined, or I don't want to store them, I can make them again next year :).