I had so many ideas that I wanted to do today. Just in my ride home, I came up with ten terrorific possibilities, but in the mind of swell, you have to reel it in and stay focused. Knowing that I wanted to do a lot of ideas, I stuck to a theme and stayed within the lines of all things googly eyes. You may remember the googly eye choker that I did a few months back that was really well received. Well, I wanted to expand this idea and come up with some really fun and easy crafts that anyone can do…I’m going to share the basic idea of how to achieve these looks, but if you want more info, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll give you more details…OK, on with the show!
Googly eye frame + googly eye photo
To get this look, paint a $1 frame (I got mine at Michaels) with DecoArt Americana Acrylic paint. Then use a craft glue like Krazy Glue or E-6000 to glue various sizes of googly eyes onto the frame. Print out a picture to fit the frame and insert it into the opening of the frame (If you notice, I used the Terrorific Tuesday mascot, my black cat Pixie). Glue googly eyes to the picture and hang. I got the idea to put googly eyes onto the picture from one of Jennifer Perkin’s (the Naughty Secretary) photos. Click here to see that creation.
Striped headband with Googly Eyed flower
I wanted to create a fun accessory that would be something a little different for Halloween. I painted this headband form and sealed it, but you can also wrap it with ribbon and glue gun it if you’d rather have that look. On my version, I actually wrapped Rainbow Tape around it, but you can also wrap ribbon if you want. On a large button, I placed a medium sized googly eye in the center using Krazy Glue. I then glued several smaller googly eyes around it to complete the look. I glued it off to one side of the headband and voila, I have a super cute googly eyed flower headband!
Googly Eyed Pumpkin
I purchased really small faux pumpkins at Wal-mart for a dollar. I glued on googly eyes in two different sizes with Krazy Glue (yes, it was intentional-ha ha) Using a liner brush, I brushed on the features with Americana Acrylic paint in black (you could also use a permanent marker if you didn’t have paint) I added in additional hair and eyebrows and put on a bow for a completed look. This is really quick craft especially for little hands.
Googly Eyed Charm Necklace
I actually created this last year, but I thought someone would perhaps enjoy it for Halloween accessorizing. I painted a 1.5″ wooden disk with Americana Acrylics, then used E-6000 to adhere the mini googly eyes on it. I left a small hole at top for drilling. I then mixed up some Envirotex Lite to coat the charm following packaging directions (lay your charm on wax paper for this process – trust me on this one). Let dry for several days, then use small drill to drill into resin and disk. Thread jewelry cord through disk and it’s ready to wear! All eyes will be on you!
Googly Eyed Choker
Another fun idea to try is this choker. I cut a piece of felt about 1.5″ inch wide and the length to be shorter than my neck diameter. I then added ribbon clinch clasps at both ends. Using jump rings and chain, I made a final closure at the end. I then used super duper fabric glue to adhere the googly eyes to the felt. I think this has a whimsical gothic feel to it. This could also be made into a wrist cuff or headband if you are so inspired.
And finally, probably the easiest of all the googly eyed crafts…
Googly Eyed Earrings
You simply adhere large googly eyes to earring post blanks and let dry. You can also add the googly eye to a ring blank or brooch pin for a wearable conversation starter!
On a final note, if you go to Flickr and type in googly you can see all kinds of cool and creative pictures and inspiration. It is really worth a look. And if you notice at the top of the matching results, you can change it to be most relevant, most recent or most interesting. Most interesting is the way to go in this search!
Hope you had fun with the googly eye crafts. I know I did. Check back tomorrow! I’ll post the other projects created for Terrorific Tuesday then!
Until next time Swellions!
All content/photos copyright, © Alexa L. Westerfield, 2008.
Amy from Texas says
Very cute!! I love the frame! I just bought a bunch of googly eyes, so I’m all set to make something.
Candie Cooper says
Dude! The Googly eyes on the cat were hilarious. Very great crafts!
WAY freaking creative. It’s all about that cat. I’ll be linking to this post!
I totally need a giant bag of google eyes now!
Phyllis Dobbs says
You really came up with great uses for googly eyes. Love the frame!
Melissa J. Lee says
This made me laugh – I think my son would love working with googly eyes. We’ll have to try it!
Contessa Kris says
I especially love the googly eyed frame and choker. Although I think I’d want to cover one of those plastic bracelets with the eyes. That’s what the choker reminded me of. Adorable work!
Margot Potter says
Great work on Terrorific Tuesday Round Up! You are the Googly Eye Queen! Love every one of these ideas.
Michelle McGee says
I am in love with all of your eyes….
Okay these were crazy projects, good job, out of the mind of creative people come the craziest stuff. Deb
Heather - CROQZine.com says
Okay, we’re obviously in sync with the dollar store projects!
Heather - CROQZine.com says
Blogged this at http://dollarstorecrafts.com/2008/10/get-a-googly-eyeful-of-these-crafts/
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I’m going to have to make the frame and maybe the choker. What great ideas! I tended to think of googly eyes as being for kids’ crafts only but you have (bad pun intended)opened my eyes to their possibilities 😀
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