Beauty is in the eye of the beholder

Written by Jessica Chaffins

YES!!! WE have finally reached one of my favorite times of the year…..HALLOWEEN!!! Oh how I love all the decorations, the costumes, MAKING of the costumes, the trick or treating, the ghoulish food…it is just an all-around entertaining time for me.  Being able to be silly, dressing up my girls as I would have and just have a tons of fun.  I am always on the hun for inspiration and ideas, everywhere, especially Pinterest (duh, who doesn’t). So when I stumbled across the roses with eyes, I could not pass it up. So simple, easy, so subtle and CHEAP (my favorite part)!


OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERALike always (almost always) supply is list short.

  • Purple/Black foliage; I bought purple roses, black colored berries, and black twigs.
  • Ghoulish eyeballs
  • Hot glue gun
  • Small Vase

All the foliage that I am using for this project came from the local Dollar Tree and the eyeballs, I bought a couple years ago on clearance from Michael’s Craft Store, so I had those on hand already.

Not much to this one….just hot glue one eyeball per rose.  Try and place each eyeball to seem as though it is the certain of the bloom.  Can’t get any more simple than that.  Once I had all mine glued in, I wasn’t completely pleased with the look of the eyeball since it was all black.  Didn’t have the colored iris like a real eyeball would have.  So I just pulled out a colored sharpie and just filled in my own iris for each eyeball.  Turned out pretty good, fairly pleased with how it turned out.


I went ahead and placed everything in a small vase that I also happened to have on hand (if haven’t noticed, I can be quite the hoarder). Will probably fill the bottom with dried moss or some colored water (possibly black or deep red), but we will have to see what strikes my fancy.  Hmm what else can I do to go along with this new piece!!  Of course there will be more to add!!

We hope that you saw something here today to help you during your own crafting & life adventures. We encourage our readers to share their own projects in the comments as we absolutely LOVE seeing what others were inspired to create. We also kindly ask that comments be polite or constructive.
– Sincerely Renee & Jessica


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