Have you ever had the feeling that someone is watching you?
Halloween has never been my favorite holiday, but for some reason I am totally getting into the spooky, creepy spirit. I tend to lean toward the benevolent scary creatures of Monsters Inc. rather than the hair raising likes of the Exorcism. Did you know that the Exorcism is based on the true story of 13 year old boy here in St. Louis? Yikes! My hometown is also the location of several haunted mansions. Anyway, you get the gist. I'm having fun getting in the mood and preparing the decorations.
To make this googly eyed Halloween topiary, you will need:
3" Smoothfoam ball
3" Smoothfoam cube
1 pack of multi-colored googly eyes
2 sheets of 6" spooky-themed paper
1000 black sequins
1yd of black sequin ribbon
1/2 yd of 1/2" wide black lace
1/3 yd of 1/2" wide black velvet ribbon
1/4" dowel rod, 10" long
Aleene's Turbo Tacky Glue pen
Screwdriver or knitting needle
Dark green craft felt
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
1. Cover your surface with a sheet of parchment paper. HINT :: It's my favorite crafting work surface as it makes for easy clean up and items won't stick to it. Squirt some paint onto the paper and paint the ball orange. Allow to dry.
2. Use your paper cutter to measure and cut 5 squares of spooky paper, each 3"x3" in size. ( You could also use a ruler and scissors.) Glue the squares to 5 sides of the cube. For the bottom, measure and cut a 3"x3" piece of felt. Glue the felt to the bottom. Allow to dry.
3. Using a knitting needle or screwdriver, poke a hole into the ball that is nearly 1/4" in size. Measure to find the center of the cube's top and poke a hole with the screwdriver or knitting needle.