Sunday, October 7, 2012

Eyeballs in a Tree!

Do you ever see something and just know that you must recreate it?  That was the case when I happened upon an image on Pinterest of a tree with giant beach ball eyes!  I just knew that our favorite tree would be perfect for a little Halloween decorating!

I bought two 24" beach balls and colored in eyes with a sharpie.  I used one of my bowls as the outline for the iris.  We happened to have a large tip Sharpie marker that really helped the project move along quickly.

Bryce popped them in the tree with a little bit of twine to keep them from blowing away in a storm.  I just adore how they turned out!  It's unbelievable to me how much personality the eyeballs gave the tree!


P.S.  I bought the beach balls online at D&L Toys and would definitely recommend using them.  The original cost of shipping for the balls was rather high, but since I couldn't fine them any where else I went ahead and ordered them.  Without my asking (or complaining) the company refunded $4 of my shipping.  Apparently, they adjust according to actual shipping charges.  Any company that refunds money without being asked is topnotch in my book!






10 comments:

  1. So fun! I bet the kids love it too.Did you do the googly eyes on the gourds again this year? Another great idea. :)

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  2. I am laughing so hard...that is awesome!!!

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  3. So fun! I bet the kids love it too.Did you do the googly eyes on the gourds again this year? Another great idea. :)

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  4. ok, where in the world can you find white beach balls?? I've looked everywhere.

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    1. i couldn't find any white beach balls or 2 of the same size etc etc and i really really wanted my tree and bushes to have eyes so I saw a package with 15 white 12" balloons & oh hey why not so I saw,where it was mentioned about it would be cool if you could light up well i bought glow sticks and

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  5. What would be really cool is if you could light up the beach balls... I don't know if they make them anymore, but several years ago when my daughter was a baby I bought a beach ball that you could insert a glow stick in...

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  6. I love this idea! I was wondering how the twine was attached to the balls? I have the perfect tree to do this on!

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  7. How is the twine attached to the balls? I'd like to try this.

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  8. i am going to try white balloons maybe it mite work for a day or so ,

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