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Making a Googly Eye Mirror

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Making a Googly Eye Mirror
If you are looking for a different piece of homemade Halloween decor, try making a fun, creepy googly eye mirror. This is a guide about making a googly eye mirror.
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September 28, 2012

This eye-popping mirror is the perfect Halloween decoration for your home!

Total Time: 3 hours

Supplies:

  • wooden mirror (mine is from Ikea)
  • googly eyes, varying sizes
  • green acrylic paint
  • ribbon
  • wooden letters (E, E, and K)
  • black acrylic paint
  • glittery black paint
  • clear school glue
  • paint brushes
  • hot glue gun
  • masking tape, optional
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Steps:

  1. Tape off the mirror with masking tape. Paint the mirror green and allow to dry; apply a second coat if necessary. Once dry, remove the tape. If there is any paint on the glass, it can easily be removed with a razor blade.
  2. Using a paint brush, brush a small section of the wood with school glue. Apply googly eyes, then brush on more glue and repeat. For the best look, vary the sizes that you use. A few sets of large eyes will really stand out!
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  4. Once the glue is dry, carefully turn the mirror over and lay the ribbon underneath it with the ends wrapping around to the back. Secure the ends with hot glue.
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  6. Create a bow if you would like. The one I made was done by looping the ribbon back and forth twice, then gluing the layers in the center. I then wrapped a small piece around the middle and glued it in place in the back.
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  8. Turn the mirror back over and glue the bow into place with hot glue. I recommend tacking the long piece of ribbon to the mirror with a little hot glue underneath where the bow will be. This will prevent sagging. Add a googly eye to the middle of the bow if you want.
  9. Paint your wooden letters with black paint; apply a second coat if necessary. Then apply a layer of glitter black paint. Allow to dry.
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  11. Glue the wooden letters onto your mirror where ever you like. Hang it up and enjoy!

This project could easily be done with a picture frame too. :)

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This video shows you how to make a cute googly eye mirror Halloween decoration. View the full project here: Googly Eye Mirror

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