Monica Wants It: A Lifestyle Blog: The Eyes Have It #GlueNGlitter {DIY Halloween Tutorial}

Friday, October 14, 2011

The Eyes Have It #GlueNGlitter {DIY Halloween Tutorial}

Today’s post might have you singing a popular tune all day. <cue the music>

I always feel like somebody’s watchin’ meeeee.

But you’re not here for karaoke, you’re here to see me make a very fun, easy and cheap project for your front porch.

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I was inspired a few days ago by this photo over on Pinterest, so when I got the opportunity to create an Autumn craft for Elmer’s #GluenGlitter, I was stoked to get to channel my inspiration into something fab.

You can see my entire shopping trip over on Google+ for the supplies I needed to buy. They are also listed below.

The Eyes Have It {Project Supplies}

  • Elmer’s Foam Board (White)
  • Elmer’s Glue Spots (1/2 inch, permanent)
  • 2 sheets of black cardstock
  • Thick-media scissors
  • 2 different sized circles to use as templates for your eyes
  • Black thin marker

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I gather up all my supplies, put on my crafting playlist on iTunes (AKA: Obscene amounts of Lady Gaga)

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I use my 2” circle punch to cut out 24 eye balls for my 12 pairs of eyes.

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If you don’t have a 2” circle punch, don’t fret. Do the old school method: Fold a paper in half, cut in a semi-circle and you have yourself a circle.

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I used a large apothecary jar to trace my 6 pairs of large eyes and a smaller vase to trace the 6 pairs of smaller eyes.

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Make sure the center of the eyes touch so you can just cut out each set rather than each eye. Make sense? Next is the hard part- cutting through the foam board. I tried using a x-acto type knife, and that was just not fun. So, I used my heavy duty scissors to cut through the foam board. My hand was aching, but it only took me about 1-2 minute per set, so maybe 25 minutes overall.

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Then I went outside and looked at my porch. I love my wreath, but yeah…my porch needs a little more somethin’.

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I place my eyeballs in random spots. I moved a few around as needed. Each pair took me about 6 glue spots + 2 for the pupils= 8 each x 12 eye sets= 96 glue spots total, so about half a box worth.

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Then once I had my eyeballs where I wanted them, I added the pupils. I made some looking up/down/sideways/cross eyed/etc. Be creative!

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This is what I ended up with. I wasn’t happy, so I dug out my Halloween stash from last year. I bought some stuff on clearance at the dollar store.

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Ahhh, much better!

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I see you.

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You gonna ring that doorbell?

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Confession: These still creep me out from far away even though I KNOW I put them there. Sigh.

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porch

It might not be the best porch ever, but it cost me little time & resources, which is definitely what I aim for when doing crafts. The Elmer’s glue spots even helped keep my entire spider web in place, and it is super windy where I live. Still up! Those glue spots are strong.

Here are some night shots (I went outside in my Glee-jamas for these shots, FYI).

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I absolutely adore the orange glow the lights give my porch. I only wish I could have found glow in the dark poster paint so I could have painted the Elmer’s foam board with it so my eyeballs could glow. Overall, I am so happy with my porch, and I hope it will attract some trick-or-treaters this year.

Have you decorated your porch yet for Autumn/Halloween? Show me pictures by leaving me links to your blog post/pics in the comments section or share them with me on my Facebook wall.

This project has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Elmer's #gluenglitter #collectivebias All opinions, photos, and fabulous craft ideas are all mine, as usual.

9 comments:

  1. I must say that I really like those eye balls, they give it a rather happy/playful sentiment :)

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  2. Love this! Always love a fun Halloween decorated house! :)

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  3. Cute! I may just borrow that idea to add to my porch. I really like your wreath!

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  4. I've got to get to work on my porch-all I have is a Hello Kitty pumpkin. :)

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  5. It looks great Monica! I haven't done anything to my porch yet but I sure need to!

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  6. Monica,
    I didn't know you had a blog till I saw it on twitter. I love your halloween decor. Super cute.
    Love for you to stop by www.homesweetbutterfly.com and love for you to link up. I am having a link party. Stop by. Have a great week.

    Vanessa

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  7. Such a cool halloween decor idea! Love it!

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Friday, October 14, 2011

The Eyes Have It #GlueNGlitter {DIY Halloween Tutorial}

Today’s post might have you singing a popular tune all day. <cue the music>

I always feel like somebody’s watchin’ meeeee.

But you’re not here for karaoke, you’re here to see me make a very fun, easy and cheap project for your front porch.

DSC_1557

I was inspired a few days ago by this photo over on Pinterest, so when I got the opportunity to create an Autumn craft for Elmer’s #GluenGlitter, I was stoked to get to channel my inspiration into something fab.

You can see my entire shopping trip over on Google+ for the supplies I needed to buy. They are also listed below.

The Eyes Have It {Project Supplies}

  • Elmer’s Foam Board (White)
  • Elmer’s Glue Spots (1/2 inch, permanent)
  • 2 sheets of black cardstock
  • Thick-media scissors
  • 2 different sized circles to use as templates for your eyes
  • Black thin marker

DSC_1472

I gather up all my supplies, put on my crafting playlist on iTunes (AKA: Obscene amounts of Lady Gaga)

DSC_1476

I use my 2” circle punch to cut out 24 eye balls for my 12 pairs of eyes.

DSC_1481

If you don’t have a 2” circle punch, don’t fret. Do the old school method: Fold a paper in half, cut in a semi-circle and you have yourself a circle.

DSC_1482

I used a large apothecary jar to trace my 6 pairs of large eyes and a smaller vase to trace the 6 pairs of smaller eyes.

DSC_1490

Make sure the center of the eyes touch so you can just cut out each set rather than each eye. Make sense? Next is the hard part- cutting through the foam board. I tried using a x-acto type knife, and that was just not fun. So, I used my heavy duty scissors to cut through the foam board. My hand was aching, but it only took me about 1-2 minute per set, so maybe 25 minutes overall.

DSC_1501

Then I went outside and looked at my porch. I love my wreath, but yeah…my porch needs a little more somethin’.

DSC_1505

I place my eyeballs in random spots. I moved a few around as needed. Each pair took me about 6 glue spots + 2 for the pupils= 8 each x 12 eye sets= 96 glue spots total, so about half a box worth.

DSC_1511

Then once I had my eyeballs where I wanted them, I added the pupils. I made some looking up/down/sideways/cross eyed/etc. Be creative!

DSC_1514

DSC_1517

This is what I ended up with. I wasn’t happy, so I dug out my Halloween stash from last year. I bought some stuff on clearance at the dollar store.

DSC_1518

Ahhh, much better!

DSC_1552

DSC_1559

DSC_1560

I see you.

DSC_1567

DSC_1568

You gonna ring that doorbell?

DSC_1573

DSC_1576

DSC_1581

Confession: These still creep me out from far away even though I KNOW I put them there. Sigh.

DSC_1583

DSC_1585

DSC_1597

porch

It might not be the best porch ever, but it cost me little time & resources, which is definitely what I aim for when doing crafts. The Elmer’s glue spots even helped keep my entire spider web in place, and it is super windy where I live. Still up! Those glue spots are strong.

Here are some night shots (I went outside in my Glee-jamas for these shots, FYI).

porch2

porch3

I absolutely adore the orange glow the lights give my porch. I only wish I could have found glow in the dark poster paint so I could have painted the Elmer’s foam board with it so my eyeballs could glow. Overall, I am so happy with my porch, and I hope it will attract some trick-or-treaters this year.

Have you decorated your porch yet for Autumn/Halloween? Show me pictures by leaving me links to your blog post/pics in the comments section or share them with me on my Facebook wall.

This project has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Elmer's #gluenglitter #collectivebias All opinions, photos, and fabulous craft ideas are all mine, as usual.

9 comments :

  1. I must say that I really like those eye balls, they give it a rather happy/playful sentiment :)

    ReplyDelete
  2. Love this! Always love a fun Halloween decorated house! :)

    ReplyDelete
  3. Cute! I may just borrow that idea to add to my porch. I really like your wreath!

    ReplyDelete
  4. I've got to get to work on my porch-all I have is a Hello Kitty pumpkin. :)

    ReplyDelete
  5. It looks great Monica! I haven't done anything to my porch yet but I sure need to!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Monica,
    I didn't know you had a blog till I saw it on twitter. I love your halloween decor. Super cute.
    Love for you to stop by www.homesweetbutterfly.com and love for you to link up. I am having a link party. Stop by. Have a great week.

    Vanessa

    ReplyDelete
  7. Such a cool halloween decor idea! Love it!

    ReplyDelete