Jude and I love decorating for Halloween. We count the days until we can hang our ghosts and mummy. This year we decided our door needed some new spooky flair. It all started with a giant bag of ping pong balls we've had for ages. We spent several afternoons drawing weird eyeballs on them with Sharpies. If you're looking for a great way to get your kiddo to open up, I highly recommend a project like this. As we doodled we had great conversations; I learned more about his life at school and got a peek at the inner workings of his highly imaginative 5 year old brain.
In fact, it was such a fun way spend our afternoons we ended up making a ton of eyeballs! So went I to the craft store and grabbed a big old wreath to festoon. A little white fabric and hot glue later we had this spooktacular wreath. I love how it's bright and modern from far away, it's only when you get close that you realize it's kinda creepy. Want to make your own? Read on for the complete DIY details.
To Make A Spooky Eyeball Wreath You'll Need:
- Lots of ping pong balls (affiliate link, these are a great deal!)
- Permentant markers
- Wreath (straw or styrofoam)
- White Fabric
- Hot Glue
How To Make A Spooky Eyeball Wreath:
1. First draw spooky eyeballs on your ping pong balls. I liked to make a basic eye and then add blood shoot red lines. Creepy cat and owl shaped eyes work well too. Let your kids get creative, Jude came up with really cool ones. You will need 72 eyes for a large 17" wreath but a smaller wreath would look great too!
2. Wrap your wreath in white fabric. I had felt on hand but torn strips of muslin would look great. Use a little hot glue to hold it tight.
3. Attach your eyeballs to your wreath with hot glue. Then hang and enjoy!
Wishing you very Happy Halloween!!