DIY Dollar Tree Halloween Door Bats & $100 Giveaway

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As you may know, Dollar Tree is one of my favorite places to go for creative project supplies.  I love wandering through the aisles letting my imagination run wild with ideas.  Just recently, I discovered Dollar Tree Value Seekers Club, which is packed with crafts, recipes, décor, tips, contests, insider information, frugal fun ideas, and other awesomeness.   You can join too, for free, and get a chance to win a $20 Dollar Tree gift card!   You will never run out of seasonal inspiration, as the creative content changes each month.  Just pick out a project, print the project sheet or save it to your phone, and then use it as your shopping list in the store!  Today I am sharing how I created this bat door using Dollar Tree supplies and a bat template I found while browsing the fun Halloween projects.  It is super simple and it cost just $3.

***I received compensation for this post.  All opinions are mine and honest!

DOLLAR STORE SUPPLIES:

Dollar Tree Craft Halloween

You can use Dollar Tree black poster board, construction paper or foam sheets for your bats; For the number of bats I made, I used 2 sheets of poster board

Scissors or Die cut machine with software you can use to cut imported images

Bat Template Available at Dollar Tree Value Seekers Club

Printer unless you are using die cut machine

Clear tape

 

TUTORIAL:

Dollar Tree Crafts

Download and print the bat template from Dollar Tree Value Seekers Club "Front Door Bat Printable" project, or download and open in your die cut machine's software.  I used Sure Cuts A Lot (which I don't think is available anymore) and my Cricut machine.

DIY Dollar Store Bat Silhouettes

If not using die cut machine, cut out the bats on the free template with scissors,tape to your black poster board and cut around them to create your bats.

How to Decorate for Halloween

Tape your bats to the door and enjoy!

I love the look and the simplicity of this project.  Join Dollar Tree Value Seekers Club for it, and tons more inspiration!

$100 Dollar Tree gift card giveaway

Want to win $100 from Dollar Tree?  Sign up for Dollar Tree Value Seekers Club and leave me a comment below this post telling me which project you want to try if you win!  Good luck.

Here are some other great projects inspired by Dollar Tree Value Seekers Club:

 

Best DIY #Halloween Projects to Make

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Halloween is one of my favorite holidays for decorating.  What's not to love... orange and black, painted pumpkins, ravens, spiders, bats and all things fall?!  Here are some of our favorite Halloween projects shared and featured at SBLC.  What are some of your favorites?

Cutest DIY Pumpkin Decor

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Why are pumpkins so cute?  Fall is my favorite time of year for so many things... running, fashion and - most of all - decorating.  You combine pumpkins with a project that utilizes scrap wood and twigs to create adorable, stripy, polka-dot decor that also happens to be my favorite color and... well... you are probably going to end up featured on my blog.  That is the case with this 4x4 striped and polka dot pumpkin DIY from Simply Kierste.  Do you not want to reach through your screen and scoop these up for your mantel?

Check out our other DIY fall decor ideas!

 
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Make a Cute Crochet Pumpkin

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Fall makes me in the mood to crochet and knit, and that remains until the spring.  I am always on the lookout for unique decor to whip up from my gigantic yarn stash.  That is how I came across this precious crochet pumpkin pattern from The Chilly Dog.  Get your hook and make your own fall home decor in no time at all!

Make Paper Mason Jar Garland

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Mason jar crafts have become a phenomenon over the past 2 years, to say the very least.  I, for one, am a huge fan of incorporating them into my home decor whenever possible.  You combine mason jars with my papercrafting obsession, and it is almost more excitement than a blogger like me can withstand.  Well, those two worlds collided for me in this Sizzix Canning Jars Die by Eileen Hull.  Today I am sharing how I used it on some recycled cardboard and fall patterned scrapbook paper to make this fun garland adorning my headboard.

Mason Jar Decor

Eileen Hull Picket Fence

I told you about Eileen Hull's Picket Fence Sizzix line a few months back, and am having as much fun with it as I predicted I would!

For this project, you will need:

Eileen's Sizzix Canning Jars, 3-D

Harvest Deight Fall Paper

Fall or other patterned scrapbook paper; I used Recollections Harvest Delight

Corrugated Cardboard

Paper Cement

Jute or other twine

Mini Clothespins

Tim Holtz Distress paint Silver

Ranger Distress Ink Vintage Photo

3D foam adhesive squares

TUTORIAL:

Die Cut the larger jars out of paper and cardboard

Adhere paper to cardboard with Paper Cement or favorite adhesive

Cut tops out of corrugated cardboard and adhere to jars with 3D foam squares

Paint mason jars with distress paint

Paint tops with silver distress paint, or leave as they are.  they look cool either way!

Mason Jar Garland DIY

Ink edges with distress ink on foam applicator and attach to twine with clothespins.

I love my garland, and have several more projects in mind for this die alone.  Make sure you visit Eileen at her blog for tons of inspiration!  You will want to set aside a chunk of time and be ready to watch your creative project to do list grow!

Easy No Carve Pumpkin Decor

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If you want a quick, easy, no carve way to decorate your pumpkins, Martha Stewart Pumpkin Sleeves are a great solution.  They come in a pack of three and take 2 minutes to put on the pumpkin.  I love the lacy look, and the cute skulls and spiders with webs.  There is a drawstring at the top to cinch everything up around the pumpkin stem for that nice, finished Martha look!

DIY Halloween Decor

I love them.  I didn't have a small enough pumpkin to use the smallest sleeve, but you can bet I will!

Easy DIY Halloween Decor

More Halloween Inspiration?  Check out what we've got!

Make Birchwood Candle Holders

How to Make Candle Holders from Branch #DIY #Handmade #Christmas #Gifts

Need an inexpensive, quick handmade gift or home decor accessory?  This birch wood candle holder DIY from Oleander and Palm is the answer.  Bring the outdoors in for eco-chic decorating for little to no cost.

Want more craft ideas from things you find outside?  Visit our 50+ nature craft collection:

Autumn Pop Art Printables

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It was time for me to update my wall with some fall art.  If you have been around here for awhile, you know I switch out these 3 11x14 frames to match the seasons, and provide you with free printables when I do so.   I made these fall themed prints in Photoshop, using the background layers from the Z Gallerie trio shared previously.

#Printable #Fall Decor by @savedbyloves #DIY #crafts

#Printable #Fall Decor by @savedbyloves #DIY #crafts

#Printable #Fall Decor by @savedbyloves #DIY #crafts

DOWNLOADS:

Click the thumbnail to bring up the full resolution file and print at home or send to your printer service.

AcornPopArt

LeafPopArt

PumpkinPopArt

#Printable #Fall Decor by @savedbyloves #DIY #crafts

Halloween Paper Ornament Tree

#Halloween #DIY Tree and paper sphere ornaments @savedbyloves

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Grab a limb from your back yard and you are on your way to creating this fun Halloween tree with paper ornaments.  This project is super easy, cheap and cute. It came about as I was trying to think of a way to use up my Halloween patterned scrapbook paper.

I was going to make them into paper pumpkins, then decided they would cute as ornaments.  Here is how to make your own.

SUPPLIES:

Branch

Black spray paint

Bottle or other vase

Paper

Circle punch or dies in various sizes

glue stick

Craft wire (20 or 22 gauge)

Wire cutters, flat nose and round nose pliers

beads

TUTORIAL:

Spray paint branch and set aside to dry.  Once dry, place in bottle or planter, with pebbles or other filler to steady and hold branch in place.

Make the ornaments like I showed you in this paper sphere garland tutorial.  Instead of stringing them as garland, string them each on their own wire, with a bead at the top and bottom as shown in the image.

#Halloween #DIY Tree and paper sphere ornaments @savedbyloves

#Halloween #DIY Tree and paper sphere ornaments @savedbyloves

Hang your ornaments on your tree and that is it!  I think I will just keep this tree around and change it's decor to go with the seasons.  If you want to see more crafting with nature supplies, there is a 50+ for that.  Click the thumbnail below:

Book Page Pumpkin Patch

Make book page pumpkins @savedbyloves #papercraft #pumpkin #Halloween #Fal #DIY #upcycle

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Today I am sharing with you a great eco-friendly project for you fall decor, using old book pages or music sheets.  It came to mind when I ran across this paper sphere garland I shared with you last year...

The process is pretty quick and easy.  Here is how I did it.

Make book page pumpkins @savedbyloves #papercraft #pumpkin #Halloween #Fall #DIY #upcycle

SUPPLIES:

Book Pages

Pumpkin shape die, or paper punch, or template to trace onto pages and hand cut

Craft glue

Sticks

Raffia or Ribbon

TUTORIAL:

Cut pumpkin shapes with your die cutter or by hand.  I used 16-20 per 3D pumpkin. You could also use an oval shape if you don't have a pumpkin die.

Fold down center and glue halves back to back like I showed you with the sphere garland:

 

When all of your 16 shapes are glued together, adhere the last and first pumpkins to complete the 3D pumpkin.  There will be a hole in the center for you to place a stick for the stem.  Add a line of glue along the stick to secure in place.  Embellish with raffia, ribbon, leaves, or beads as desired.

Make book page pumpkins @savedbyloves #papercraft #pumpkin #Halloween #Fall #DIY #upcycle

Make book page pumpkins @savedbyloves #papercraft #pumpkin #Halloween #Fall #DIY #upcycle

Make book page pumpkins @savedbyloves #papercraft #pumpkin #Halloween #Fall #DIY #upcycle

You could use them on your Thanksgiving table scape as place cards, or as part of a centerpiece.  Instead of a stick use wire & create a loop at the top of the stem.  Use the loop to thread your pumpkins on string for beautiful harvest garland.