Terrorific Tuesday – Ooh so spooky!

October 20, 2009 at 7:00 am 4 comments

IAH-124-HalloweenBatWindchimesGRASONVILLE, MD Tuesday morning – Here’s our spooky project for Terrorific Tuesday hosted by our friend and recent Inspired at Home Radio guest Alexa Westerfield.

Halloween Batty Windchime
by Heidi Borchers

This cute bat wind chime will welcome the little ghosts and goblins this Halloween!

Aleene’s® Super Thick Tacky Glue™
Drill with 1/8” drill bit
2” diameter wooden ball
4-1/4” diameter clay  pot
Acrylic paint: black, orange, lime
Pop-up craft sponge
Waxed paper
Dimensional paint: white, black, pink, green, orange
Small wind chimes
Black craft foam
9” (5/8” wide) orange ribbon


Drill hole through wooden ball. Paint ball and clay pot black. Let dry. Transfer triangle pattern to pop-up sponge and cut 2. Dip each into water to expand and wring out excess water. Pour separate puddles of orange and lime paints onto waxed paper. Dip each sponge into 1 color of paint and blot excess paint on side of waxed paper. Continue to blot until color is evenly distributed on sponge. Do not oversaturate the sponge. Press sponge on rim of pot and lift. Alternate colors. Let design dry. Wash sponge throughly and store for future use.

Paint facial features on wooden ball with dimensional paints. Let dry.

Apply glue to top of windchimes. Working from inside pot, thread wind chimes hanger through hole in bottom of pot. Pull wind chimes up to pot and glue in place. Let dry. Thread wind chimes hanger through hole in wooden ball head, working from bottom to top and pushing head down onto pot bottom. Glue head in place on pot. Let dry.

Transfer patterns to foam and cut 1 wings and 2 ears. Trim bottom edge of each ears to fit curve of head. Glue ears in place on head. Let dry. Referring to photo, paint inner ears and details on wings with orange dimensional paint. Let dry. Glue wings to back of pot. Tie ribbon into bow. Glue bow to front of pot, just below head. Let dry.

Heidi’s designer tip: Practice stamping design on side of waxed paper several times before stamping onto pot.  If your design doesn’t stamp in its entirety on bag, simply load sponge with paint again, re-align stamp and re-stamp design. Also, remember when using dimensional paint that you continue to shake the bottle contents down to avoid air bubbles while applying.



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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Brenda Pinnick  |  October 27, 2009 at 8:08 am

    Heidi, this is adorable!!! I have to make some of these this week!!! thanks!

  • 2. Margot  |  October 27, 2009 at 9:18 am

    This is such fun! What a fab idea! Love it!


  • 3. Eileen  |  October 27, 2009 at 11:00 am

    Heidi I love your bat windchimes! How do you have the time? You and your sisters amaze me!

  • 4. Donna  |  October 27, 2009 at 12:45 pm

    This is really cute!
    I would do this project with my kids,they’d love it!
    Thanks for sharing the pattern!


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