This is the before, just some plain cheap wooden embroidery hoops from the craft store. I think these cost like $1.49 each, you can probably find them cheaper at a thrift shop, or you might even have them on hand already.
I’ve created 3 printable PDF files for you to download. You may have seen these images on my site already, but these versions are perfectly sized for this project, to make it really easy for you. The printables are below.
I printed these using my home computer straight onto the fabric itself. (I used drop cloth fabric, but you can use linen or muslin or whatever.) Many of you have probably seen other crafty bloggers using this technique. It worked great for me and was so easy, but please use caution, there is always some risk involved when putting things in your printer other than paper. I would definitely suggest staying right with your printer and guiding the fabric in while you watch it. There are several methods for this technique, all of them require that you attach some type of printer paper to the back of the fabric before feeding into the printer. I used the “label method”. I purchased some full sheet printable labels (with a sticky back), adhered the fabric to the label and then trimmed away the excess fabric. I popped it into my printer and out came my beautifully printed fabric!! After that I just placed these in the embroidery hoops ( I used an 8.5″ hoop for the bat and 7.5″ hoops for the other two) and trimmed up the excess, and there you have your instant Halloween art!
Update: I just wanted to add a link to the post where, I believe, I first learned about the “Label Method”, I finally found the post again!! It was from Gail at My Repurposed Life and she has photos too, on how to do this!