Bat and Moon Stake
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Bat and Moon Stake

This plant pick is very quick to paint, and can be used in a plant or in a flower pot filled with Halloween candy. Either way, it's sure add a touch of Halloween whimsy!

Designed by Jean Kievlan for DecoArt® Americana®.

Craft Time: 60+ minutes
Uses Recycled Items: No
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Material List

  • DecoArt┬« Americana┬« Acrylic Paints:
  • Ebony Black
  • Saffron yellow
  • Bright Orange
  • Snow White
  • Paintbrushes:
  • #4 and #12 Flat Shaders
  • #1 Liner
  • Wood Cut Out Bat and Mon
  • 1/2" Wide Wood Stake, 12-18" Long
  • White Craft Glue

Project Instructions

Paint the moon Saffron Yellow and the bat Ebony Black.

When dry, float Snow White highlights around thebat's face and wings. 

Paint the mouth and dot the eyes with Snow White. Add a tiny Ebony Black dot in each eye.

Shade the moon with Bright Orange, then add clusters of three dip dots.

Paint a 1/2" wide and 12" long wood stake Bright Orange. Glue the moon to the stake.

Optional: Add a saying to the moon with a finetip Black marker or Sharpie®.


Use the brush handle to dot Bright Orange dots on the moon.