1. Unpack your curtain panel(s). If there are noticeable folds on the curtain, iron or steam them out before proceeding.
2. Lay the curtain panel over a drop cloth or newspapers. This will prevent paint from leaking through onto the floor when you’re stenciling.
3. Print out our handy-dandy bat template onto card stock or draw your own.
4. Cut out a bat image using an X-Acto knife or a similar blade. Keep the page as your stencil.
5. Place your stencil on the curtain, and tape it down with masking tape to hold it in place.
6. With your stencil brush, apply black fabric paint to the interior of the stencil. Use an up-and-down stippling technique rather than stroking back and forth to prevent the fabric from moving beneath the stencil. Start by painting around the border and then move inward.
7. Once your stencil is filled in, lift it up carefully and repeat steps 5 and 6 across the entire curtain. If paint leaks underneath your stencil and begins to create irregularities in your prints, either put it aside until it dries or use a fresh stencil.
8. Once dried, carefully lift the curtain off of your drop cloth and hang up whichever way you please!
9. Impress your Halloween party guests with your snazzy bat-craft skills!