Hello again, spooktacular savers! To end my posts today I wanted to share a fun craft the family and I make yearly at Halloween. Today’s post features my favorite Halloween Lamp Shade Silhouettes! This year I chose bats. Call it a preference, perhaps its that Periscope new bat heart inundation, but to me they seemed the cutest. Mind you, any shape can be used. My family loves the silhouettes, and the best part? Aside from ink, paper, tape, and time this project is free!
To begin I used:
- A Standard lamp shade
- 3/4″ Scotch Double Sided Transaprent Tape
- 40 watt light bulb
- Bat Silhouette print outs; I used bats from First Palette!
To make this shade project:
- Print out silhouettes; I used 16 for my medium sized shade.
- Remove, dust, and clean your lamp shade and finial.
- Take an inch piece of tape, doubled over, and placed on the front of the bats.
- Place the bats, silhouette side facing out, on the inside of the shade.
- The tape will extend the bat slightly above the shade, creating a more 3-D look.
- Replace existing light bulbs with 40 watt bulbs, to ensure safety.
- Replace your lampshade and finial.
- Turn your lamp on, and voila… Halloween pizzazz on a dime!
I always love the look of these bats, and after Halloween, I save the bats in the inside of a folding manila envelope, store on the bottom of my Halloween decor storage bins, for use next year. The bats make an awesome backdrop for reading holiday stories the week before Halloween too!
So, if you all have any other battastic Halloween ideas, I’d love to hear about them!