Wednesday, October 5, 2011

eyeballs!!!

I saw this idea for an eyeball wreath online a month or so ago and knew I had to try it!
It's so fun and perfect for this time of year!

Here's my end result!




I bought 3/4 yard of "fur" fabric and used a wreath I already had as a pattern to cut around.




Un fortunately I could only find white or black "fur" fabric,
I really wanted purple or maybe blue - so if I ever find one of those colors I'll have to make another wreath!




Once the fabric was cut I sewed the outer edge with the right sides of the fabric together. 




Then I cut small slits in the wreath, pushed ping pong balls part way through and hot glued them in place on the inside of the wreath. I used 11 balls (I had a whole bucket left over from our New Years Mintue-to-Win-It party!)




Then I zigzag stiched the inner circle, leaving an opening for stuffing. I stuffed the wreath with plastic grocery bags - I love how this turned out!!! Not that you'll be handling the wreath a lot, but it feels cool and it's weather safe! I just hand stiched the "stuffing hole" closed with black thread.




Finally, I used sharpie markers to draw eyeballs on the ping pong balls.




That's it! Hang and enjoy!




The "fur" did shed a good amount while I was working with it, but it seemed to be only from when I actually cut the material. Once my wreath was all sewed up, I didn't have any more shedding problems.




I used blue and green eyes in an attempt to make the wreath more "fun" and less "scary".
I drew several practice eyes before actually drawing on my wreath's eyes and just using the black marker with red veins was more scary looking... if that's what you want to go for :)




For some reason this wreath really make me think of a little diddy my Dad sang once:


great big globs of greasy, grimy gopher guts,
mutilated monkey meat
little dirty birdie feet
all wrapped up with french fried eyeballs
floating in a pool of blood
eat it without a spoon


YUCK!!! I know, but it'll be in your head now. All. Day. Long.




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