Okay, I admit it. I have a thing for googly eyes. So when I was walking around the JoAnn Fabric and Craft store, trying to decide what to make for this month's Celebrate the Season campaign (aptly named #spookyspaces), my eyes went straight for the huge packet of googly eyes. I wanted something that was going to fit with the rest of our decorations and spruce up our new mantel.
I mean, how's a girl supposed to pass up adding googly eyes to her Halloween mantel? Here's how to spook-ify your Halloween space.
What you'll need:
- 3-D wooden letters
- 1 packet of googly eyes
- Krylon spray paint (I went with a textured sandstone)
- Craft glue (I love Aleene's Tacky Glue)
The first thing you'll need to do is choose your Halloween phrase. Personally, I think Boo, EEK, and Ahh are all good choices.
Next, you'll want to spray paint your letters. I went with a textured sandstone but now that I see it against my wall, I'm thinking black or a gray granite would have been great too.
Once the letters are dry, glue your googly eyes to the front of each letter.
Once those are dry and secure, you're ready to add your spooky letters to the rest of your decorations! While I was at Joann's, I also picked up some orange and purple lights, 2 black birds, and some metal baskets.
I added a few miniature pumpkins and some black netting I found at the dollar store to complete our mantel.
I spray painted this amazing cardboard spooky house while I was at it but sadly it doesn't fit on the mantel. For now, it's hanging out with my giant dollar store spider until I can decide how to finish it.
I love that it has a totally different look at the light fades in the early evening. How about you, have you started decorating for Halloween?
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Disclosure: This post is a part of the Jo-‐Ann Fabric and Craft Stores® Celebrate the Season campaign.I received compensation for this review; but this is 100 % my personal and honest opinion based on my experience and written in my own words.