Tuesday, October 20, 2015

CRAFT :: Halloween Eyeball Garland

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Hey everyone! Today I am sharing a super quick, super easy and super inexpensive craft idea that will be perfect for Halloween plus it's a craft that your kids can help with or even do all by themselves. I'm guessing that it took me about 15 minutes to complete and cost me nothing because I already had all of the supplies on hand but if you didn't, I imagine it may cost you around five bucks to do! Now that's my kind of craft!

I initially came up with this idea because I had decorated my mantel for Halloween and thought to myself that I would like a little something hanging in the front but didn't want a banner or anything too big. So I looked around in my craft supplies to see if I could come up with anything quick and easy and this is what I came up with for you.

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This is how to make this quick 'Halloween Eyeball Garland':

Step 1:
Gather all of the supplies you will need. You may not even have to go to the store for this as I had all of these supplies on hand. But if you do, make sure to pick up a bag of multi-colored poms (I choose a multi-color bag & picked out the green and purple ones to use), a package of these googly eyes that are small enough to fit on the poms, something to string the poms with (I prefer to use fishing line so you can't see it) and also a needle and scissors. Oh and you may want your glue gun if your package of google eyes doesn't have sticker backs but if they do you are golden. ;)

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Step 2:
If you happen to have sticker back googly eyes, then just peal off the backs and stick to the poms. If you don't or are like me and want to ensure the eyes do NOT come off, just take your glue gun and add a drop before putting on the poms. Continue doing this until you have all of the poms you will need for your garland. I made 20 for mine but it could have easily looked good with more on it, it just depends what you want on it.

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Step 3:
Thread up your fishing line or whatever you would like to string your poms with and then start stringing. I have found if you stick the needle in just a tiny bit from the center, it will go through a little easier and still hold the pom on the line for you.

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That is it. Now hang up your Halloween Eyeball Garland anywhere you like and enjoy! Told you it was quick and easy . . . so easy in fact that I think I will string some more for another place I have in mind! ;) 

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I just love Halloween crafting don't you? Hopefully this will inspire you to make your own as it really is super easy & makes Halloween a little more fun!

This post was originally featured as part of the 13 Days of Handmade Halloween on Cupcake Wishes & Birthday Dreams blog.  

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1 comment:

  1. My kids would love this!! I like your idea of decorating the mantel!! I'm going to try to pull this off more often!!!


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