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Simple Googly Eye Topiary

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This is one of those ideas I have had floating around in my head for a couple of years but once holiday season hits, I never seem to remember or have the time.  But this year I was determined to finally bring my idea to life and I just love how it turned out!  I even enlisted my daughter’s help with this craft because she loves to craft!  So today I am really excited to share my Googly Eye Topiary with you!

This craft is a lot of fun to make and is also really simple to make.  It doesn’t take a lot of crafty ability or a lot of time.  But it will take a lot of googly eyes and a bit of low-temp hot glue!  So run to the craft store and have fun creating this fun and not so creepy Googly Eye Topiary.

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Supplies needed to make this project:

  • (1) FloraCraft® Make It: Fun® Foam: Ball 6″
  • (1) FloraCraft® Make It: Fun® Foam: Ball 4″
  • (1) FloraCraft® Make It: Fun® Foam: Cube 3″
  • (96) 3/4″ Wiggle Eyes
  • (84) 1″ Wiggle Eyes
  • (2) Wooden Dowels
  • (1) Metal Tin
  • Low-Temp Glue Gun and Glue
  • Black Tissue Paper

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Instructions:

You will begin by placing and securing the foam block into the metal tin.  You may need to trim the foam to make it fit, or use glue to secure it into place well.

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Next you will take one of your wooden dowels and insert it into the foam block that is in the metal tin.  Secure this with glue as well.

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Then place your 6″ foam ball about halfway down into the wooden dowel in your metal tin.  Trim a second wooden dowel if needed and place one end into the 6″ foam ball and the other end into a 4″ foam ball, being careful not to push the entire way through the ball.  With the holes in both foam balls in place, remove both foam balls from the wood dowels.

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Next you will use glue to attach the wiggle eyes to the foam balls.  I covered the 4″ foam ball with 3/4″ wiggle eyes and the 6″ foam ball with 1″ wiggle eyes.  The amount of wiggle eyes needed may vary slightly from the above numbers, but it is how many we used.  Be sure the wiggle eyes do not cover the holes created for the wooden dowels.

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After the eyes are all glued on, re-build the topiary by placing the foam balls back onto the wooden dowels.  You can use glue to permanently attach this together and for added stability.  Add black tissue paper around the bottom of the topiary to hide the foam.

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Then enjoy your not so spooky, googly eye topiary for a fun and simple Halloween decoration!

Ashley

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