Halloween Spooky Bat Decoration with Swarovski Crystal

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STEP 1
Fold a piece of 35 x 25 cm cardboard in half on the 35 cm length side.
STEP 2
Print out the illustration in step 2 and cut out the half bat.
STEP 3
Lay the bat onto the folded cardboard. The bat should end exactly at the center crease of the cardboard. Draw the outline of the bat onto the cardboard with a pencil and remove the printout. Cut out bat from cardboard you see in illustration. Unfold the cardboard bat cutout.
STEP 4
On the top side of the bat, carve in the lines with cutter and fold cardboard as shown in magnifier of illustration. Be careful not to cut all the way through the cardboard.
STEP 5
Turn the bat around and repeat step 4 where the red lines are shown in the illustration.
STEP 6
Punch holes on points shown in the illustration, making sure to leave a space from the edge before punching the hole.
STEP 7
Open 9 jumprings. Put one of them through the first hole and insert the first Swarovski crystal Pendant Article 6680 and close the jumpring. Repeat this step to attach the remaining Swarovski crystal Pendants on each of the other holes in the following order:
  • Article 6000, 15.5 x 7.5 mm, Siam
  • Article 6670, 24 mm, Ruby
  • Article 6000, 15.5 x 7.5 mm, Siam
  • Article 6680, 20 mm, Ruby
  • Article 6000, 15.5 x 7.5 mm, Siam
  • Article 6670, 24 mm, Ruby
  • Article 6000, 15.5 x 7.5 mm, Siam
  • Article 6680, 20 mm, Ruby
STEP 8
Cut 50 cm of nylon thread and slide on a crimp bead and flatten it with flat-nose pliers. Repeat this step twice so you have three pieces of thread.
STEP 9
With the help of a very fine needle, pierce this thread in through the back side of the bat as shown in the picture. The crimp bead would act as a stopper to hold the thread from below. Repeat this step with the other two threads at the points shown in the second picture of step 9.
STEP 10
Tie the ends of nylon thread to a tree branch or other area as desired.

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