DIY Glow in the Dark Shoe Bat Wing and Trick or Treat Bag


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I think one of the most fun things about Halloween besides the costumes, is that it’s focused on night time. I am a night owl at heart so it’s fun when other people are staying up late too. And what better way to celebrate the dark night than with black lights and glow in the dark stuff. I’ve gushed before about my love for tulip fabric paint but I finally tried out Tulip Glow Paints and guys they are really awesome! I don’t know about you but I’m always wary about glow-in-the-dark craft stuff since it’s kind of hit or miss but this stuff works really well. So well that I have not one but TWO fun glow-in-the-dark tutorials for you today.

I made an easy Trick-or-Treat bag with an adjustable strap perfect for growing with your kiddo over the years or working with different costumes since I know sometimes you send them to school in a different costume than for trick-or-treating. I know I’m not the only one that doesn’t want them messing up their real costumes at school ;)

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For myself I made some fun bat wing shoe wings. I’ve always wanted to make fun shoe accessories and these came together so fast I might have to make a bazillion more. I should make T some to go with her Bat Girl Cape! Plus the addition of glow paint makes them super addictive. I might have to wear them to concerts forever, you know if I ever get the guts up to hire a baby sitter so I can go to a concert again ;)

Quick and easy glow in the dark black light bat wing shoe wings tutorial - Rae Gun Ramblings

How to Make Bat Wing Shoe Wings

  • Felt
  • Hole Punch
  • Tulip Glow-in-the-Dark and/or Black Light Paint
  1. Cut your bat wings out.
  2. Hold them up to your shoes and punch two holes that a line with your shoelace holes
  3. Top with a line of Tulip glow paint and allow to dry.
  4. Tread onto your shoe, find a dark room, dance and marvel at your awesome shoe accessories!

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Glow In the Dark Trick-or-Treat Bag Tutorial

  • 18X22 inch piece of fabric for the bag
  • 5X44 inch piece of fabric for the strap (cut into a piece 1 X5 inches and 43×5 inches)
  • Tulip Glow-in-the-Dark  and/or Black Light Paint
  1. Fold your main fabric right sides together and sew one short side and one long side.
  2. Fold the raw edge under 2 inches and iron.
  3. Turn right side out and iron.
  4. Fold the ends of your small piece under and pin to one side of your bag (this is your strap loop). Sew down.
  5. Pin the unsewn edge of the strap to the inside of your bag and sew around hemming the top of your bag while tacking down the strap.
  6. Take your small piece and fold in halve and sew the long edge. Turn right side out and iron.
  7. Fold your strap in half lengthwise and sew one short edge and the long edge.
  8. Thread your strap through the loop and tie.
  9. Use Tulip glow paint to accent your bag and allow to dry fully.

Super cute and easy glow in the dark trick or treat bag tutorial - Rae Gun Ramblings

Before you head out to your party or trick or treating make sure to activate your paint by holding it under a black light or UV light. This makes it glow even better. It’s really fun to see it work. I was so impressed by both the regular glow in the dark paint and the black light paint they definitely do what they are supposed to well!

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I think it would be so fun to give a basic bag to little ones and let them go crazy with the Tulip glow paint. As long as you make sure to activate the paint you’re sure to have nice glowing kiddos while they make the rounds gathering up candy :) See more from Tulip by visiting them on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

Check out other awesome glow projects from my blogger friends!

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  1. Oh my gosh, these ideas are so cute. I love the bat wings!!!!

  2. These are so cute! I love them!

  3. The batwings are so cool! I bet your kids love them!

  4. I was so excited to see the bat wings for the shoes I was thinking of making them for my nephew and then you said you made them for you and now I desperately need a pair for me too! Thanks for the inspiration and the tutorial. :)

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