Monday, October 21, 2013

Going Batty: Repurposed Halloween Frame

I'm always on the lookout for simple frames. They are so fun and easy to alter for the holidays. This plain black frame - which I purchased at a church yard sale for a quarter - was just the thing for a bit of Halloween decor.  

The frame is 8 x 10 inches and was missing the glass front, which worked out perfectly for bats on pop-dots. I used a dark backdrop, some colorful patterned papers and a bat punch from Stampin' Up!

The paper, tag, stickers and button are all from Fancy Pants Designs. I used a mix of papers from the new Collecting Moments and Happy Go Lucky collections. I bent the bat wings up a bit for extra dimension. 

The bats are a play on the popular butterfly frames. 

I was looking through my blog posts and realized that I made Halloween frames in 2012 and 2011 too. 

Here's the one I made last year, using Echo Park Paper. This frame was smaller and was published in Paper Crafts magazine. 

In 2011, I made this Halloween frame while a guest designer for Echo Park. 

I've made several other Halloween projects in the last few years. Lots of treats, no tricks.  Here are the links:  

Owl Pillow Box Treat

Halloween Test Tubes

Haunted House

And one non-paper craft - a simple painted pumpkin:

Thanks so much for stopping by. Happy Hauntings!


  1. I'm batty for this super project, Izzy! So creative and fun to use bats instead of butterflies or hearts.

  2. This is such a fun idea, Izzy!! Love that you create a frame each year! I might have to give this a try for some Christmas decor!!

  3. I loveeeeeeeee these!! I am LOVING those bats!!!!!

  4. talk about cool! i love these frames!!!!

  5. I absolutely loved the frames you made before, but I think I love this one even more! The little bats are just too cute!

  6. CUTE!! I love the bats! I'm all about the cutesy and colorful side of Halloween - this captured that perfectly! :)

  7. This is so cute!! Love what you've done here!

  8. Oh my goodness, how fun is your Batty Frame art.
    I have done the quilt frame and hang it up every year...but am thinking a change may be to find that bat punch :)

  9. He is adorable. I remember those frames you did. Gorgeous! And love the new one this year too. I think I need one now!

  10. Love your frames. The batty one is adorable.

  11. LOVE the bat frames! It's such a fun take on the butterfly version.


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