Googly Eye Ornament DIY

I wanted to create an ornament that captured my sense of silliness and fun.  Nothing says that more than googly eyes!  I’m a big googly eye girl (if you’ve seen my googly eye Halloween creations, you’ll see why).  Anyway, I know this project won’t be for everyone, but for those with kitsch and quirk in our hearts, it’s the perfect funny holiday accent to add to the tinsel tree!

Here’s how you make it!

Googly Eye Ornament

– Tissue paper
– Styrofoam ball ornament
– Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue
– Scissors
– Ribbon
– Straight pin

How you do it:
1.  Rip up little strips of tissue paper and glue onto the ball. I was fortunate enough to have the one and only Mr. Tacky Glue to help me! Swoon!  I do this so the pourous parts of the ball don’t pop up through the googly eyes.  I think that’s kinda ugly and the tissue paper gives it a smoother finish.  Thanks Pattiewack for this tip!

2. Around the center of the ball, line the larger eyes. Do a smaller size googly eye above and below the large eyes.  Then finish up the top and bottom with the smallest-sized eyes.

3. Tie with a double bow for the top.  Pin in place.  Add a loop ribbon for hanging if desired.

So how about you? Are you googly for googly eyes?

Until next time Swellions!


P.S. I linked this post up at TaterTots and Jello’s Weekend Wrapup Party!