jump to navigation

DIY Halloween – Spoopy update October 31, 2016

Posted by Ubi Dubium in Crafts, Events.
Tags: , , , , ,
trackback

Remember back when I made realistic eyeballs as a project for Halloween? Tonight the end product came together, and I’m very pleased with how it came out.  And I had promised to post pictures if it was OK, so here they are.

Here’s the pumpkin as I’m finishing it up.  I put ten of the eyes in, and then I was tired of cutting eyeholes so I stopped.  I used bent pieces of wire to anchor the eyeballs in place from behind.  Instead of cutting a big hole in the top of the pumpkin, I opened it up from the bottom.  This leaves the top looking very nice, and also lets me set the pumpkin down over the light source, instead of trying to get a light to sit nicely in the bottom of the pumpkin.

eyeball-pumpkin-finished

Here’s the final result on the stoop in daylight:

eyeball-pumpkin-on-stoop

Since the top is closed, and all the openings are blocked up, a candle really wouldn’t work in this, because it couldn’t get any air. But a small LED flashlight worked just fine, stuck into a little modeling clay to stabilize it.

And here it is all lit up after dark.

eyeball-pumpkin-closeup-in-the-dark

This turned out pretty much just like I wanted it to.  I’ll keep the eyeballs to use again, and next year figure out some further elaborations for this.

Advertisements

Comments»

1. thatatheistblog - October 31, 2016

Never thought of cutting out the bottom of the pumpkin. Nice.

Liked by 1 person

2. Quixie - October 31, 2016

This is sooo cool, Ubi! Turn out great. 👏

Liked by 1 person

3. Nan - October 31, 2016

Very cool!

Liked by 1 person

4. Godless Cranium - November 1, 2016

That looks so cool! I love it.

Liked by 1 person

5. Crazy for D.I.Y. - November 1, 2016

Nice job! I just made a teeth smilie jack-o-lantern and this would be fun to add next year! Great tutorial! 🎃

Liked by 1 person

6. ... Zoe ~ - November 1, 2016

Cool. Good tips too! Love how the top of the pumpkin stays in tact.

Liked by 1 person

7. kelleysdiy - November 10, 2016

I love your pumpkin….awesome!

Liked by 1 person

Ubi Dubium - November 10, 2016

Thanks. It was cool outside, so this was able to stay on the stoop for about a week before it molded and we had to throw it out. I’ve kept the eyes for next year!

Liked by 1 person

kelleysdiy - November 10, 2016

It’s so cool…did you think about doing it to a fake pumpkin?

Liked by 1 person

Ubi Dubium - November 10, 2016

Never thought about a fake pumpkin – I’ve never used one for Halloween. I don’t think I’ve ever seen one that was realistic enough to suit me.

Liked by 1 person

kelleysdiy - November 10, 2016

Ahh…but that’s where your creativity comes in to play…did you check out my pumpkin crafts? Most of them are dollar store pumpkins. Take a look. This way you don’t have to remove/replace the eyes every year. Instead you can create a different one each year. Theme it…one year Star Wars next year Princesses..

Like

Ubi Dubium - November 10, 2016

I’ll have to keep an eye out at the dollar store. So far all the ones I’ve seen at dollar stores are thin plastic.

Liked by 1 person

kelleysdiy - November 10, 2016

But look at what you can do with them!!! You can’t even tell when your finished.

Like


Thoughts?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: