Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Branches and Bats Halloween Table Centerpiece

 Learn how easy it is to make a Halloween Table Centerpiece with branches and bats.


Branches and bats table centerpiece


When I was searching for branches and twigs for my twig brooms, I found a few more and decided to make a table centerpiece.  It was a super easy and CHEAP way to make a fun Halloween centerpiece.


Halloween table centerpiece - branches in a jar with black beans



I stuck the branches that I found in my yard in a crusty old jar that I had in my stash.   To get the branches to stay up right, I added some dried black beans.  Yep - you read that right - they are dried black beans that you can buy in a bag from the grocery store.  



Halloween bat and branch table centerpiece - Trace bats onto black paper


I hand drew a simple bat.  (You can use the pattern from here, shrunk down)  I folded some black paper in half and traced the bats on to it.  


Halloween bat and branch table centerpiece - Trace bats onto black paper



Then I cut a bunch of the bats out with regular scissors.  This takes a bit to cut so just turn on Hocus Pocus and cut while you're watching.  You could also use a die cut machine to cut bats out.



Halloween bat and branch table centerpiece - Trace bats onto black paper and hot glue onto branches


I folded the bats in half then applied hot glue to the middle.  Then I stuck them onto the tree branches. 
 

Halloween bat and branch table centerpiece -  glue spanish moss onto tree branches



Then I glued small clumps of spanish moss onto the tree branches as well.  I think the moss gives it a little bit of a creepy Halloween look.   And it hardly took any spanish moss at all.  - side note- spanish moss is SUPER messy.  Be prepared to sweep and sweep and sweep some more when working with it.



Halloween bat and branch table centerpiece -  bats and branches on a vintage shutter


To round out the centerpiece, I placed a vintage shutter on top of my dining room table.  Then I put the jar of branches and bats.  I finished the vignette with some ceramic white pumpkins.


Halloween bat and branch table centerpiece -  bats and branches on a vintage shutter


I love the monochromatic black and white look.  It gives such a spooky vibe.


Halloween bat and branch table centerpiece -  bats and branches on a vintage shutter


Most of the items I used were supplies that I had around my house.  If you aren't a craft supply hoarder, here are sources:   (affiliate links)


Halloween bat and branch table centerpiece -  bats and branches on a vintage shutter


Making a Branches and Bats Table Centerpiece for Halloween from items I found around my house and yard for free was such a fun and creative exercise.    Sometimes when I challenge myself to not spend money, it forces me to be creative and then I end up loving the project even more.  


If you liked this post, see 

How to make Twig Brooms




Halloween Home Tour




Halloween rules wall art



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6 comments:

  1. I love how simple and pretty this is at the same time. Pinned!

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  2. What a fun and unique Halloween centerpiece. I especially like how you used the black beans!

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    1. Thank you! Beans make a really great vase filler!

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  3. I's so simple and elegant. I love it! And what a great idea to use the coffee beans :) Thanks for sharing, Candice!

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