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Spooky Bats and Frosted Windows

Give your home's exterior a creepy makeover just in time for Halloween with spooky bats and frosted glass windows.

Spooky Bats and Frosted Windows

Project Overview

Skill Level


Estimated Time

A few hours

Estimated Cost


Tools and Materials


  • Scissors
  • Painter's tape


  • 12" x 7' solid black shelf liner, #37961
  • .7 mil 9'x12' plastic drop cloth, #228554

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Project Resources


Step 1

Download the bat templates. Print and cut out bat templates.

Step 2

Trace the bat templates onto the shelf liner using a black marker. Draw as many bats as you can fit onto the liner.

Step 3

Cut out bats with scissors.

Step 4

Roll pieces of tape and use them to attach the bats to exterior walls and windows. For better adhesion, lightly clean the walls and windows before taping.

Good to Know

If attaching bats to siding or other surfaces, test tape in an inconspicuous area to be sure it will not remove paint or leave a residue when removed.

Step 5

For frosted windows, cut the plastic drop cloth to size and tape it inside the window frame. The drop cloth is fairly transparent, so add multiple layers to achieve the desired translucency. (We used four layers.)