My Littles could hardly wait for October 1st to roll around before they started asking me to decorate for Halloween. I'll be honest, I was hoping that I could get away with only having Fall decorations like last year, but they wanted me add Halloween decorations to this year's pumpkins and Fall leaves.
I should've shared these photos a few weeks ago when I tackled this fun and simple project, but I'm not great about sharing HOME-inspired posts. I get too excited about sharing FOOD and recipes, and then the HOME posts tend to sit on the back burner. ((I need to work on that!))
Anyway, I found these silhouette bats by Martha Stewart Craft at our local Michael's . . . and fell in love with their simple - yet creepy, scary - style.
I had visions of bats flying above our mantle, so that the Littles would see them every time they walk up and down the stairs, but after hanging them up - the scene didn't have the look I was going for . . . and then I had the idea to hang them on the inside of the lampshades in our entry room.
There are 3 lamps in our entry room, and I hung bats in all of them!
I love the eerie glow of the bats when I turn the lamps on in the early evenings. Their silhouettes become more bold as the room gets darker. The Littles and I love it!
The lamp that's on the pumpkin patch table (that's what I've dubbed it, since it seems to continue to collect pumpkins) is my favorite place in the room. I hung bats all the way around the inside so that our Littles can see flying bats even when they're playing outside.
I LOVE this kind of decorating . . . simple materials, thoughtful placement, big impact, and everyone's happy!
It looks like a few others were inspired by Martha Stewart's Halloween Silhouette crafts, too!
LOVE this porch!
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