With Halloween right around the corner, craft a Halloween googly eye garland to decorate your home in whimsical style. This garland, which features scraps of festive ribbon and black and white google eye embellishments, is quick and easy to make, making it a perfect kids’ craft project. And because it uses small sections of ribbon, this is a great scrap-busting project, too! Let’s get started putting one together.
For this project, you will need…
- Various types and colors of ribbon, cut into 6-7″ sections
- White paper-coated floral wire
- Black and white cardstock
- 2-inch circle punch
- 1/2-inch circle punch
- Craft glue
- Hole punch
Cut a section of floral wire that is the desired length of your finished garland.
Tie the ribbon pieces along the length of the wire, pushing them close together so that none of the wire is visible.
Use the 2-inch punch to cut 8 circles from the white cardstock. Use the 1/2-inch punch to cut 8 circles from the black cardstock.
Overlap 2 of the white circles at the center, and adhere with craft glue. Adhere a black dot to the lower edge of each circle to form the googly eye “pupils.” Allow glue to dry completely. Repeat with the remaining circles to form 4 sets of eyes.
Punch a small hole through the top of each set of eyes, and thread a small section of twine through. Space the sets evenly along the length of the garland, securing with the twine.
You are finished!
This project coordinates perfectly with my giant googly eye wreath. Both of these together would make absolutely darling Halloween party decor!
For even more googly eye fun, be sure to check out my made-in-minutes marshmallow pie pops…
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Having grown up in a home brimming with sewing notions and paintbrushes, Amy has a deep love for all things creative. On any given day, you’ll find her knee-deep in her latest creative endeavor, with projects ranging from sewing and crafts to home decor and kid-friendly ideas. Amy believes that everyone, regardless of skill level or experience, possesses the ability to create something beautiful, and Positively Splendid was born of her passion for helping others harness their innate creative potential.