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Batman Wing Wall Light

Who hasn't made this light yet? Since I'm "married to Batman" it was inevitable for me to make one. This was an easy project. The only issue I ran into was finding sturdy cut-out material large enough for the wings I had already cut out. The foam poster board wasn't large enough and I hauled the largest pieces of cardboard from work, to no avail. I finally decided to purchase a foam tri-fold board. I always bypassed it thinking the center piece was the same size as the regular foam poster board. I was wrong and it worked great!
                                    
                                                                                                                                   
MATERIALS USED
black tri-fold foam board (center piece only)
short light kit (I had orange leftover from a Halloween stash; they'll do).
tape
picture hanging clips with nails
hammer
cutting tools: Xacto knife, boxcutter
paint pen or marker
Batman logo template



                             
Use the box cutter to separate the center piece
of the foam board from the side pieces.
Lay out the wing shape onto the back side of the foam board.
The back side is the side you choose to tape the lights to.
           
Trace the wing onto the board using the paint marker.
If you don't have a steady hand, lightly tape it.

Cut the shape using the Xacto knife. This gets your precise score. Then, use the box cutter to make deeper scores.
                      
This makes the pop-out easier.
Clean up the cut-out with sharp scissors.

Tape the string of lights to the backside of the wing. I rearranged the ending piece to descend from the tip of the bat tail.

Secure the picture hangers where you desire to hang the lamp.
Hook the light strings onto the hooks.

Plug it in and you're all done!







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