I am simply in love with the latest project Jen and I created! This bat bunting is double-sided & puts a twist on the recognizable Halloween icon with fun black & white fabric prints.
This project came about because I wanted to try out a new product called Phoomph! Essentially it’s felt with super sticky adhesive on both sides. No need to deal with iron on adhesive or messy glue. It also comes in a small variety of colors to coordinate with your project.
Here are the supplies we used:
Black Phoomph, Fabric (we used a variety of black & white prints), Freezer paper, Ribbon (I changed my mind & went with a sheer ribbon in the end)
We have a brand new Silhouette Cameo machine & use every opportunity to let it do the hard work for us. I ran the Phoomph sheets through my Silhouette Cameo. The machine did a pretty good cutting job, leaving a few spots that I just clipped with my scissors (mostly at tight corners … these bats have a lot of points!). However, it wasn’t until after we were done cutting several sheets that we realized we chipped our blade in the process. Those blades aren’t cheap!
Isn’t this blend of black & white prints just fun?!
Our original intention was to cut out the fabric with the Silhouette Cameo as well. Since I didn’t need to adhere it to a fusible material like heat & bond, I used freezer paper to stabilize it. For some reason, while this has worked for others, it did not work for me. The fabric released from the freezer paper while it was being cut by the machine. Basically it was a hot mess, so in the interest of seeing this fabulous idea into fruition, we went old school & just cut the bats with scissors.
First, remove the backing paper from one side, revealing the sticky adhesive. Then, just smooth the fabric over your shape. Trim the fabric from around the edge & repeated for the other side. . The sticky adhesive holds everything together & keeps the fabric from fraying.
Using my crop-a-dile to make holes, I then tied the bats together with ribbon. Ta-dah! A fresh & modern bat to spook Halloween-lovers everywhere. 🙂
(we aren’t affiliated with Phoomph or Coates & Clark in any way. It’s just a cool product we discovered & wanted to share our experience with you)
UPDATE: Finished Bat buntings and kits to make your own are now listed in our shop!