Thursday, September 8, 2011

Today's Guest: A Bit of Sunshine

Hello eighteen25 readers my name is Rebekah and I blog over at a bit of sunshine. It is an honor to be here today to participate in the September Spooktacular.  I love decorating for Halloween!!

Today I have a simple paper lantern project that won't break the bank but will make a huge impact as you get into the spooky mood this season. 

Your going to need:

1. a paper lantern, mine is from Ikea

2. black card stock or heavy paper

3. adhesive dots or glue

4. a bat template I used this one

5. scissors and a pen for tracing and cutting

All you will need to do is cut up a bunch of spooky bats and get your adhesive ready.

Attach them one at a time after you get your paper lantern all set up. I used the sticky dots because I wanted to be able to remove them at the end of the season and tuck it all away for next year.

Stick them all over the place.

It looks even spookier at night!!!

Thanks girls for letting me participate in such a fun event I had a blast!!! Happy September Spooktacular everyone!

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thanks so much rebekah. i can't decide if i like it better in the day time or at night. it's so cute and so simple.
make sure to visit rebekah at her sweet blog, a bit of sunshine. and you won't want to miss out on her fun photo project going on each month... ten on ten.

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  1. Really cute!! And I love the Happy Halloween banner. Any idea where that came from?

  2. This is so cool!! I need to make a run to ikea!!! :)

  3. So cute Rebekah! My favorite holiday is Halloween. I just might have to try this! :)

  4. So stinkin Cute! !! Where is the best place to get Jars, like the oones on her mantle?

  5. thanks everyone for the sweet words! the happy halloween banner is a martha stewart product I picked up at joannes and the large jars are thrifted and the small ones are from martha stewart home at Macy's - hope that helps!!

  6. Wow! Great idea! So cute and fun :)

  7. Great idea!!! We shared this on our Facebook page!!

  8. OMG so cute! I love the bats! I'm so going to make this! Thanx for sharing! There's always so many cute ideas on this blog!


  9. Oh my! I am loving this! I especially love it at night! I have to make this!

  10. Love it! I just made my own version inspired by this post! Thanks!!

  11. I've got lots of paper lanterns, this is a great and easy addition!

  12. I LOVE when I come across cute craft ideas such as this that I can actually make with the kids! I plan to feature a link and a picture from this post on my Sunday 9/25 Links to Love post over at!
    Thanks so much for sharing!

  13. I love these decorations! That banner is the cutest! Thanks for sharing!!!