The Eyes Have it. All Eyes on me. Peek-a-boo Eye see you. Eye could go on forever with these cutesy phrases but Eye guess Eye will stop. Ha, I crack myself up!
Each year Keisha Sibert from Cupcake Wishes and Birthday Dreams hosts 13 Days of Handmade Halloween and I am more than delighted to be a part of it again this year. She’s a good Facebook buddy of mine and I asked her to put me on the list before there was one. Guess Eye was excited! Ok, I’ll stop now.
I’m keeping it short and sweet this year with the treats and sharing a few easy-peasy, budget friendly crafts. My One-Eyed Monster Cake was inspired by one seen on Pinterest and it couldn’t have been easier to make. I also added a few One Eyed Cookie Pops. It was super easy to get rid of only a few treats and I really should do this more often.
For the tablecloth, I used a heavy black cloth turned on the reverse side because the right side has an animal print. I think it may even be a bedspread. It’s way too big to be an actual tablecloth. A trip to the thrift store a while back netted the black plaid overlay. The tag said .99 and I may a beeline to the checkout with it. Imagine my surprise when I got home and discovered that it was a woman’s wrap. Hey, whatever works right!
The Chocolate One-Eyed Monster Cake sits on a red cake stand elevated on a black fabric wrapped faux cake. To the right, I place an off white foam pumpkin that I decorated with googly eyes. To the left are the One-Eyed Cookie Pops. They are placed in an old container with just enough moss on top to make it a bit grungy and a few bugs on top.
Jar of Eyes
The jars of eyeballs came together in about 15 minutes. Here’s what you’ll need:
- 2 jars with lids
- 4 packs of (8 each) golf balls, ping pong balls would also work
- 2 packs (8 each) medium size googly eyes
- 1 pack of (10) blood shot eyeballs
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Each jar holds 8 golf ball eyes and 4 bloodshot ones. Apply a small amount of glue to the golf ball and place googly eye holding it firmly in place. Hold it for a few seconds to make sure it stays put. Insert golf ball and bloodshot eyes in the jar. These little buggers move quite a bit so it may take a little glue on the side or bottom to keep them in place in the jar. Add both sets of eyes randomly inside. Glue one bloodshot eyeball to the lid, screw it on and you’re good to go!
Mummy Mason Jars
Placing the eyes slightly askew gave these guys a little personality. Again, this was completed in under 15 minutes. These are quart mason jars and I used less than one roll of gauze even though you see two in the picture. Here’s what else you’ll need:
- 2 qt mason jars with lids
- 1 roll of gauze
- 4 lge googly eyes
- Crafting glue and paintbrush
Unroll about 18 inches of gauze and fold it in half horizontally and then cut at the fold. Then cut each half lengthwise. Repeat again with another 18 inches of gauze. You’ll have 8 pieces. Apply a generous layer of craft glue all over the jar making sure to apply at the rim and inside a little bit. Working with one strip at a time start applying the gauze over the jar overlapping and zig-zagging as you go. Make sure to tuck a little bit inside securing it with more glue. Add at least one more layer starting at the opposite end of where you began. Apply a dab of craft glue to the back of each eye and place on the jar. That’s it, you are done! I filled mine with some dried beans and placed a LED tea candle inside for a little glow.
The skeletons are playing tricks on the Mummy jars, but it’s all in good fun. Check out the rest of the fun crafts from the other bloggers, there’s still time to create some Halloween magic!
Take a look see at the rest of the lineup at Cupcake Wishes and Birthday Dreams or them out in the Linky below.