This DIY Halloween Door Garland is made with bat cutouts for an easy and chic decoration. Perfect for all ages, this garland is easy to assemble and makes for a fun Halloween door decoration!
I was browsing the Dollar Spot at Target the other day and they had the cutest paper bat cutouts for $3!
Remember last year when Instagram was taken over by these cute little bats? It seems they graced every shiplap covered wall on social media.
You can check out my Modern Farmhouse Halloween Home Tour for my spin on the trend.
Well, I still love the look of the stark black bats set against an all white background. So, I decided to turn these dollar section bats into a cute and easy DIY Halloween door garland!
DIY Halloween Door Garland Idea
We just recently painted our house white. I have been wanting to do this for years and our house was finally due for a fresh coat of paint. I’m loving the crisp clean look of the white contrasted by the black shutters.
So, when I was at Target browsing their dollar section and saw these bat cutouts for $3 I was so excited! I knew they would be so cute on my newly painted house!
This DIY Halloween door garland only used about 13 of the bats so I have grander plans for the rest of them that were in the pack. Stay tuned!
Black Bat DIY Garland Supplies
Ok, to make this DIY Bat Garland, you just need a few simple supplies.
- Halloween Bat Cutouts (see my resources below)
- Hole Punch
And the best part is how simple and easy it is to make this fun halloween garland. Check out the resources for finding or buying the bat cutouts below and then read on for the tutorial for assembling the project.
Bat Cutout Templates & Resources
Now, you can totally make this DIY Halloween bat door garland even if you can’t find these cutouts at your local Target.
Here is a link to a bat cutout template from Ella Claire. She shows you how to trace and cut out some bats with construction paper.
And if you have a Silhouette or Cricut, here is a link to a svg file with bat cutouts.
Now, if you are a lazy crafter like me, check out these links to the cutouts you can purchase from Etsy:
Assembling Your Bat Garland
Ok, now on to the fun and easy part. Let’s talk about how to make this DIY Halloween door garland.
The first step is to punch holes in the bat wings. Choose the top corners so the bats will hang easily.
If you want to add dimension to your bats, you can fold their wings to look like they are flying.
Next you will string the bats using twine. I had some black and white bakers twine, so I used this but you could use any yarn or string that you have.
To make this step easier, you can wrap a piece of tape at the end of the string. This makes stringing through the hole much easier.
Space the bats as far apart as you would like and be sure to leave some excess at the end for hanging.
Simple, easy and cute halloween decorations for less than $5!
How To Make Your Own Halloween Decor
One of my favorite things about Halloween is how simple and rustic the decorations can be. It is so easy to make your own Halloween decor.
Here are a few of my favorite projects from the archives that make for fun DIY Halloween Decor:
- DIY Pumpkin Luminaries
- DIY Halloween Wreath
- Black and White Neutral Halloween Mantel
- Glam Farmhouse Halloween Porch
And check out these ideas being shared by my friends today. Click the links below the images to visit their posts!
Halloween on the Porch – Finding Lovely
A Halloween Front Porch with Giant Spiders – The Ginger Home
Halloween Door Garland – Modern Glam
DIY Halloween Wreaths & Porch Ideas – My Sweet Savannah
DIY Dollar Store Witch Broom – Lolly Jane
We Painted Our Door India Yellow for Fall – Mosty Lovely Things
How to Make a Giant Spider Web Using Yarn – Happy Happy Nester
Natural Halloween and Fall Front Porchette – Jennifer Rizzo
Easy Halloween Porch Decor – A Blue Nest
Halloween Bat Porch Decor with Printable – Hallstrom Home
Welcoming Fall Front Porch – Lemon Grove Lane
Spooky Forest Halloween Porch – Tatertots and Jello
Minimal and Fun and Affordable Halloween Porch Ideas – Twelve on Main
Easy Halloween Front Porch Ideas! – Zevy Joy
Spooky Outdoor Halloween Ideas – Dreaming of Homemaking