Tuesday, July 17, 2012

DIY Halloween window eyes

O.K., I know this isn't a food recipe.  But as much as I like to cook I also loooove Halloween.  I know, it's the middle of summer!-but I look forward to the Fall, it's my favorite season.  So here's a Halloween decor"recipe" for your windows.                                                       
You'll need:
  • extra large, lawn/leaf-black trash bags- a name brand like 'Hefty' is best because it's really thick and you won't be able to see through it.
  • banner paper
  • scissors
  • mailing tape
  • transparent scotch tape
  • double-stick tape
  • sticky tac

  1. Take large, black lawn/leaf trash bags and cut into bag so you have one large open layer. Do this with other bags until you have enough trash bag material to piece together with mailing tape, to fit your windows. 
  2. Use the leftover trash bag scraps to cut 2 round circles for the pupils.
  3. Put one of the pieced bags up to your window to mark the area you want to cut for the eyeballs, mark the top of where you want the eye to start, with a tiny snip of the scissors.
  4. Take both taped-pieced bags, with the marked/snipped piece on top and cut eyeball holes through both trash bags, starting at the area you marked, so the holes will be the same size.
  5. Cut your banner paper into 2 large squares big enough to cover the eyeball holes. Decide where you want your eyeballs to face thru your window and tape the banner paper on the opposite side.
  6. Tape the pupils to the banner paper-eyeball, that will be facing the front, with double stick tape.
  7. Using double stick tape or sticky tac, mount finished decoration directly onto your window frame or window. Turn the light on in the room/rooms of the windows so the eyes glow at your trick-or-treaters.
For the garage, I cut out fangs from the black garbage bag and attached to the garage door with sticky tac--instead of tape to protect the paint on the garage door.

For an even scarier eyeball glow change out your rooms light bulbs for different colors like green, orange or red (find colored bulbs at Lowes, Home Depot or Walmart).

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