How to Make 5 Minute Trash Bag Bat Halloween Decorations


Need quick, low cost awesome looking Halloween decorations? Go to your cupboard, grab some black plastic trash bags & make a large creepy bat in 5 minutes!

These full size bats are the easiest Halloween decorations to create and you probably already have what you need to make them sitting right in your cupboard. A large black trash bag will make one full size bat with nothing else but a little dab of paint for the eyes. You can hang them inside or outside or make a garland out of them.  We’ve also got a nifty little tutorial on making the cute  Black Cat Trio Halloween Craft you see shown on the mantle. And if you’re looking for more DIY Halloween decoration ideas, check out our  TP Roll Black Candles Halloween Decor and our Specimen Jar Halloween Decor from Plastic Bottles.

Halloween Decorations Supplies

Pattern Download

Need quick, low cost awesome looking Halloween decorations? Go to your cupboard, grab some black plastic trash bags & make a large creepy bat in 5 minutes!

 

Instructions

Grab your basic supplies.

Need quick, low cost awesome looking Halloween decorations? Go to your cupboard, grab some black plastic trash bags & make a large creepy bat in 5 minutes!

Pull one bag off. Need quick, low cost awesome looking Halloween decorations? Go to your cupboard, grab some black plastic trash bags & make a large creepy bat in 5 minutes!

Fan it in the center with about 1″ folds. This does not need to be exact.Need quick, low cost awesome looking Halloween decorations? Go to your cupboard, grab some black plastic trash bags & make a large creepy bat in 5 minutes!

Tie it around in a very loose knot. Need quick, low cost awesome looking Halloween decorations? Go to your cupboard, grab some black plastic trash bags & make a large creepy bat in 5 minutes!

Carefully and lightly pull your knot together. As you do you’ll notice one side has a triangle shape. You may need to adjust the bag a little to make the shape clear. Again, this has to be a loose knot. Need quick, low cost awesome looking Halloween decorations? Go to your cupboard, grab some black plastic trash bags & make a large creepy bat in 5 minutes!

Fan the sides of your bag out.Need quick, low cost awesome looking Halloween decorations? Go to your cupboard, grab some black plastic trash bags & make a large creepy bat in 5 minutes!

Print the pattern provided, if needed. Cut it out and use it as a guide for your wing curves. It might help to tape it lightly in place before cutting. Need quick, low cost awesome looking Halloween decorations? Go to your cupboard, grab some black plastic trash bags & make a large creepy bat in 5 minutes!

  This is the bat after cutting. Need quick, low cost awesome looking Halloween decorations? Go to your cupboard, grab some black plastic trash bags & make a large creepy bat in 5 minutes!

Add two dots of white paint for eyes. You could also use wiggle eyes!Need quick, low cost awesome looking Halloween decorations? Go to your cupboard, grab some black plastic trash bags & make a large creepy bat in 5 minutes!

For hanging, use double sided tape. They are very light weight!Need quick, low cost awesome looking Halloween decorations? Go to your cupboard, grab some black plastic trash bags & make a large creepy bat in 5 minutes!Need quick, low cost awesome looking Halloween decorations? Go to your cupboard, grab some black plastic trash bags & make a large creepy bat in 5 minutes! Need quick, low cost awesome looking Halloween decorations? Go to your cupboard, grab some black plastic trash bags & make a large creepy bat in 5 minutes!

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