It’s getting colder and colder in my city, and the snow starting to fall from the sky. And make the ground white. I wish I can make great poets. That would be great as my brother used to make them in his free time every day. This is how to make an awesome DIY bat and stand decoration.
Anyway, for real, it’s getting cold, but something you weren’t prepared for, which is a new post haha. Yep… This is my intro for this post haha. If anyone is an old reader here, you would know it. I like to do new intros and end the post in different ways. This is just to make it fun. So, thought to try it for this how to make an awesome DIY bat and stand decoration.
I think it is the actual time for a good coffee. And writing a blog post with snow all over the place outside. So, I can imagine that would be perfect. Well, I might take a picture of this moment if it happens any time soon haha.
It would be worth it because I’ve been living it for some time now. And when it becomes reality, that’s something else. I have so many moments that I want to turn into reality. But sometimes it kinda hurt because it will take time to manage to do it lol.
How to make an awesome DIY bat and stand decoration
Anyway, I hope everyone having a great week so far. Also, have been taking care of yourselves well in this cold weather. Since I traveled to Russia, celebrating with the family became a bit difficult. But I’ve had an idea for Halloween which also can be used as desk decoration as well. And that’s how I got this idea of how to make an awesome DIY bat and stand decoration.
That’s why I’ve made it late, but not too late for this occasion lol. I will do more of these in the future because it will help me add decoration for this idea haha. This tutorial on how to make an awesome DIY bat and stand decoration can be on my desk. It means everything I do is going to be for both.
Before I start the post, I want to mention something. I’m making a new schedule due to changing the place and time zone. Also, the things I got to do during my stay will force me to do it, anyway. I’m trying to catch up with everything, even so, a bit behind. That’s why it’s going to be one post, for now, each week until I manage.
However, the day wasn’t really important, but because I started on this day and this is how it will be haha. Though, I was aiming to keep it on Mondays. Which, like it used to be before the trip, the first day of the week. It’s okay, this will do good as well because still a busy day for everyone lol. Do you know what I mean? Every blogger posting on this day, too.
Tools we need for this project
- White paper
- Glue gun
- colored pencils
Here are the things and tools we will use. These we will use in this tutorial on how to make an awesome DIY bat and stand decoration. As you can see, they are easy to get. Mostly, we can get them easily as well if we don’t have them.
This project is going to be fully paper. And that’s not my main material. Because I usually use paper as a white layer to add to my cardboard crafts. Let’s see how I can make a project only with one material. The results will surprise you. Although it’s not the best, this turns out to be good.
Shall we start the post? let’s go!
The base for this project
Today’s post will be about Halloween but also for more than one purpose. And I did name every project which’s made by me except this one. I think this seems to be like a batman logo, though; Well, I was planning to do only the bat logo.
For this, perhaps it can be called something else. Like “Batman logo decoration”. I’m still trying to improve my way and how I name my projects after I make them haha. But it will be like that one for this. The tutorial on how to make an awesome DIY bat and stand decoration.
You can see anti-man Lego in the picture below. And that’s because at that time. I only had this which I used for this project as well. You can use any other Lego to try it when you finish crafting this. They add a good touch to the decoration.
Ahh, look at my first try at the new background that I made. I think it wasn’t perfect. It’s because this time it was me taking a picture without paying attention to what it will look like. But you get the idea of how this could work for me.
Because I can’t make the items floating on the air, which would be worse lol. Oh, and by the way, anti-man will be in Gotham after this post, if you know what I mean lol.
Anyway, let’s keep our focus on this project, and for this one. I used, as usual, paper and cardboard to make it thicker, and strong. Hopefully, when everything is going great, I will manage to do great things in the future.
I’m trying to make a stand for the logo to be on. And that’s why in the picture above, you see a small square of cardboard. This one piece of paper is a cover for it. I like to have my crafts white to help me decorate as I want. And that’s what I did on this tutorial on how to make an awesome DIY bat and stand decoration.
I didn’t mention the measures for the base. But, you can make a big square, but not too big. Because we won’t put so many things on it. Any measure would work but don’t make it so small square haha. This way, we can’t do anything with it.
The easy step would be the next one because it’s just gluing the cardboard and the paper together. We need to make sure I glued everything, especially the edges. Cover everything with white to help us decorate the project as we want. And as you read. You will know what decoration I chose in this tutorial on how to make an awesome DIY bat and stand decoration.
The base colored
I can’t use papers without my pencil colors haha. I think I nailed coloring in the picture above with the stand and everything. But it’s not as perfect as you would imagine having colored paper. The kind of color is optional but picked the brown color. Well, because I want to make it more like a wooden stand lol.
Also, you want to add a Halloween touch with the black edges to it. Something came to my attention when I was coloring it. Which is that sometimes people might not color every edge equally. That will ruin the look of it. Therefore, you need to make sure you color it very well.
The way how I took the shot above it looks amazing. Well, I don’t know about you guys, but it doesn’t look like someone just threw the colors on the ground and took a picture of it. And the anti-man is holding the base up haha.
The paper column
I just noticed that every picture I took has different positions, haha. And that’s me trying every place, and how it may look lol. The light in the picture above is the best so far. It looks different from shadows and every little detail we may not pay attention to.
I can’t float the bat logo on the air, and it needs a column as well. So, that’s where my paper column comes in handy for it. The calculation of the circled paper stick depends on how long you need it to be. Either higher than the ground or closer and making that is super easy.
Well, I recommend you make it higher to give it a better look. If it’s not high a little, I’m not sure what it will look like haha.
How to make the paper column?
Well, it’s a simple process and I use it all the time when I want a paper column. Just roll the paper, fold it and glue the edge. Make sure you roll it tight to glue it well and it will hold the bat strong. Well, this tutorial on how to make an awesome DIY bat and stand decoration is not as tight as I wanted, but it works well.
I edited the pictures, as you can tell from the white background and filter. Well, I don’t have a good place to take pictures of my projects. So, I decided to do it this way. However, it was temporary and as I keep crafting, I will change it and make it even better for you guys. But for this tutorial on How to make an awesome DIY bat and stand decoration. We will just keep it like this.
After calculating the height. Just make sure to make the width a bit wider than what you need to be able to fold it. Everything is ready so far, but the last step will be creating the bat logo. Please snap your finger and look down.
Here we go! The bat logo, and as I said. I wanted to make it exactly like a bat. But it turns out to be a batman logo lol. I mean, it’s so close except for the head, which is I couldn’t cut a perfect head like the bat. Also, here is a twist. This wasn’t that good and had to re-make it.
However, I forgot to take a photo of it. I had to work with how it looks now for this step. Part of the tutorial on How to make an awesome DIY bat and stand decoration.
As you can see, the wings aren’t cut perfectly, and I messed it up. Also, the coloring for the entire thing wasn’t as dark as it should be. Don’t worry though, because everything was fixed as close to perfect as I could.
Also, there is a step that I forgot to take a photo of. And that would be gluing the paper stick(aka the stand) to the main base. Sometimes I forget to take pictures of some steps and it happens a lot to me. It happened to me twice. When I was making this tutorial on how to make an awesome DIY bat and stand decoration.
You can use black paper, colored paper, and just cut the shape shown in the picture above. However, for me, this tutorial on How to make an awesome DIY bat and stand decoration. It was a fun coloring process using my hand.
Also, you need to be careful when coloring. Because after you cut, it gets a bit difficult to color freely. Try to draw it and color it and then cut it. This way, it can be easier for you to color it. And it will allow you to make it as perfect as possible.
The column glued to the base
The picture above shows the new version of the logo that I did. Also, the last which I forgot, gluing the paper stick. I couldn’t think of the best position for my logo other than an angle of the base(right top corner)
Because it’s where I will put it on my base that I will take photos on. The easiest step is to glue it because small objects would be quick to glue lol. However, as you can see, the paper column is not glued straight up. This way, it shows the bat hanging in the air, showing the wings and everything.
I couldn’t make the logo stand for the picture, and I just made it on the wing. But I think it’s easy to figure that it will be what I’m going to do next. Well, I was just doing it to take a picture to show you guys. It wasn’t part of this tutorial on how to make an awesome DIY bat and stand decoration.
However, when I wanted to do that, I didn’t pay attention to something which got me into a problem. And that would be figuring how the logo would be glued to the stick. Though, no problem could last forever with me lol.
That is where I came up with another plan. Keep reading to know how I fixed this problem and continue with this tutorial on how to make an awesome DIY bat and stand decoration. DIY crafts can be tricky sometimes, but we can find solutions.
Paper piece to hold the bat
I’m not sure what to call this piece of paper shown in the picture above. This is how I will glue it to the stick(paper column). However, when attempting to glue it. You need to make sure that the tight end is what we will glue to the back of the stick. And the top one of that, for the bat logo, this way, it will ruin nothing.
And it will also give you more space to glue the bat on it. If it was the tight end, you won’t have so much room to glue it. Therefore, it’s better to do as I mentioned to you guys.
We are down to the last step after this one. It surprised me with the results because it was better than I imagined. It would be. Plus, my idea wasn’t near this look, but it was what I could do at this time and situation. Please start the drums…
Boom! The final look of my bat logo for the desk decoration and my base. I would like to present to you two pieces of my collection haha. Though I want to imagine it as anti-man being in Gotham. Because it’s only a logo and not the bat himself, that would be a better illustration.
As you can see, it’s a stand and decoration for the room. And I put anti-man because I only had it at that time. I mentioned that earlier. You can use any Lego figure to add to this decoration. Especially since it’s Halloween, Halloween stuff would be perfect.
I’m sorry that I didn’t have more pictures of all the sides to show you guys. But you can see how it looks at the end.
The finished look with a logo
Just another angle of the project and it will look from a different position. I like the shadow of it, and I wish I only took a good one for the post. That’s right, you know what is this means. I will be posting another good one on my Instagram, and every social media I have, stay tuned.
Here we go to another ending post, and it was really fun doing this project. I hope you enjoyed reading, and I’m going to do more of these in the future. If you want to stay updated with my new posts. You can subscribe through the subscription box below.
Also, I would like to know what you think of this idea? And how do you like to decorate your desk?. Other than that, have a wonderful day.
More posts on Querianson:
- How to make DIY crafts more fun for kids
- Tips on how to get more craft ideas in 2022
- How to make crafting a DIY project faster