Make a Bat Sconce for Halloween

Use a shelf bracket and other simple materials to make this slightly creepy bat-shape sconce for Halloween. Dim the lights, and let the candlelight glow set a moody vibe.

What You'll Need

  • Black poster board
  • 2 peel-and-stick eyes designed for scrapbooking
  • Crafts knife
  • Shelf bracket with predrilled holes
  • 3-inch length of 1/4-inch dowel
  • Dowel cap for 1/4-inch dowel
  • Black paint
  • Glue gun and hotmelt adhesive
  • Crafts glue
  • Candle cup

Download Bat Sconce pattern

How to Make It

  1. Transfer the pattern and cut the bat from poster board. Add eyes.
  2. Paint the dowel and dowel cap black; let dry. Hot-glue the dowel to the back center of the bat.
  3. Use crafts glue to adhere the dowel cap under a predrilled hole in the shelf bracket, aligning holes.
  4. Insert the dowel through the predrilled bracket hole and into the dowel cap, securing the bat to the bracket.
  5. Glue the candle cup several inches behind the bat. Let the glue dry.


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