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Scary DIY Halloween Window Screen

These easy-to-make screens crawling with scary bats and trees give porches or windows spooky style. Download a free pattern to create the creepy Halloween decoration.

Scary Screens

Project Overview

Skill Level


Estimated Time

A few hours

Estimated Cost


Tools and Materials


  • Hot glue gun
  • Heavy-duty stapler
  • Utility scissors
  • Brads or tacks
  • PDFs spooky bats and tree


  • 1 roll of aluminum or fiberglass screen
  • Shelf liner
  • Lattice strip

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Project Resources


To create your own scary screens download our PDF, with patterns for eerie bats and a spooky tree. We used a colony of bats but you can decorate your screen with one gigantic bat or come up with your very own spooky design.

Step 1

Download bats and tree template and enlarge to desired size.

Step 2

Trace the bats and tree design onto shelf liner. 

Step 3

Cut out the bat and tree design on shelf liner using a utility knife or scissors.

Step 4

Using a hot glue gun, adhere designs to the screens. Let dry.

Step 5

Staple screen to lattice strip to make hanging easier.

Step 6

Attach lattice strip to porch eave using brads or tacks.

Good to Know

To store, loosely wrap screen around lattice strip.