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Sunday, October 14, 2012

31 Days of Halloween - Day 15 - Steampunk Bat Neclace

Eeek! It's day 15 of Smeared and Smudged Forum's 31 Days of Halloween! I am having so much fun! This is my project for this week's show. It's the Halloween show, of course! Be sure to check out all the projects for the show - they're so inspiring! Cool2Craft.com Featured on Cool2Craft TV.  Blog Hop!  This has been so much fun, hopping and commenting AND I thank everyone for the awesome comments you've give me! 

Aleene's Super Thick Tacky Glue
Craft foam - I used black, but any color would work
Pen or pencil to trace pattern
Metallic paste - copper
Washers - No larger than 1/3" wide Nuts - no larger than 1/4"
Bead for one eye - should fit into the center of the washer Tiny bead cap for the other eye - it needs to fit next to the washer on the bat's face
Craft knife
 Hole punch - 1/8"
String or ribbon Wire - I used 20 gauge, but most any size will work
 Bat Necklace Template

1.Cut out the bat necklace template, trace on the foam and cut out.

2. Cut the gray areas out of the paper bat, keeping the head and body as one piece. Trace all the pieces on the foam and cut out.

 3. Cut out the head on the paper bat, trace on the foam and cut out.

 4. Rub copper paste on the foam pieces. Do a tiny bit at a time. You can add more if you desire.

 5. Cut a tiny "x" on one side of the individual bat head. Cut just large enough for the eye bead.

6. Place a tiny drop of glue on the cut "x" and push the bead in.

7. Glue all the foam pieces in place. **You may want to cut the ears off the whole bat piece and the body with head piece, if they don't line up with the individual head piece**

8. Punch holes just to the outsides of outer foam triangles.

9. Glue the metal pieces according to the photo above, making sure to glue the outer metal pieces over the holes. Allow to dry

10. Thread string through the holes. Tie knots and wrap the wire around the string tails and trim off excess.


  1. Wow, what a cool bat! I love the steampunky look you've added!!

  2. OMG...this is crazy cool! I want to make one of these necklaces soooo bad! Thanks for sharing the tut...a steampunk bat, really!!!!!!! LoVE it!!!

    Going to become a follower so I can keep up with your wonderful craft adventures and am also a S&S member!

  3. Absolutely FABULOUS. Love the steampunk. Thank you for the step-by-step. Thank you for sharing your art and your heart.

  4. Fabulous necklace and such a great tut. would never have guessed this was craft foam. love the Steampunk look. xxD

  5. Your steampunk bat rocks! I would never have guessed that ie was made from craft foam. Another awesome project and excellent tutorial! Keep the good stuff coming :)

  6. your necklace is awesome
    hugs xxx

  7. Great project, TFS!

  8. your steam punk bat is wonderful..cute.
    susan s.

  9. Super cool Steampunk bat necklace! I was surprised when I read it was made of foam. You have some of the best craft ideas! I will keep visiting your blog after the 31 days for further inspiration. I really do wish we were neighbors!

  10. Such a cool steampunk project! Love how your bat turned out.

  11. Terrific Steampunk bat! Truly awesomeness!