Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Cutest, Not-So Scary Haunted House

Last week I shared some of of our outdoor Halloween decorations over at Sweet Peas and Bumble Bees and I couldn't wait to share it here with you too!

Last Halloween we had just purchased our house and were too busy painting, fixing and prepping our new home to move in so we didn't get to decorate.  Not this year - this year we are having fun.  With two young kids who can be spooked easily, we decided to go with the "cute" instead of "scary"

I was inspired by a simple project we did with the kids one afternoon - googly eye wall monsters.  Who doesn't love googly eyes?  Right?  The kids and I have been a bit obsessed about googly eyes lately, as is much of blogland - do a search on Pinterest and you will see what I mean.

Using the inspiration of our googly eye wall monsters - we created our Cutest Not-So Haunted House!

Believe it or not, this entire project was done for $3.50!!!  HUGE IMPACT, LITTLE MONEY!!!

I picked up 3 different sizes of white Styrofoam plates and a sheet of black poster board.  Pretty simple.  I found some glasses in my kitchen to trace 3 different sized circles.  Cut them out and glued them to the plates.  Easy peasy homemade googly eyes!

Then I headed outside with a roll of duct tape and got to work.  I was going for haunted but honestly, it is way too cute to be haunted - well, maybe by Casper the Friendly Ghost!  And guess what, I have enough plates left over to have a Halloween party!!!

I hope you are enjoying my series 
It has been a lot of fun!


  1. I just discovered your blog and your darling googly eyes. I love this project and will have my windows googling by tomorrow morning. Thank you for the great idea.

  2. I am pinning this! Great idea!! Did you hang them inside or outside and just with a rolled up piece of duct tape? I was pondering duct taping them to the curtains inside the house. *love* the cockeyed angles!

  3. Hey, thanks for giving me an idea. This is very helpful for me. I'll try this on my home in BGC Condo for rent. Thank you very much for sharing!


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