Hip2Save This Holiday: Halloween Craft “Creepy Eyes”

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Hip2Save This Holiday Guest Post Submitted By Reader Jodi…

I thought your readers would enjoy this super easy and super cheap Halloween craft I call “Creepy Eyes”.

Here are the supplies you will need:

1. Empty cardboard toilet paper/ paper towels holders (I saved from some great Hip2save deals!)

2. Glow sticks (I got mine last year on a post Halloween closeout sale for less than a dollar)

3. Exacto type razor cutter

4. Pencil/sharpie marker for drawing

Mark your eye shapes (you can do more elaborate eyes and /or spooky faces). Then, use the knife to CAREFULLY cut out the shapes. I did this part, I didn’t want to have to take anyone to the Emergency Room!

Next, snap and activate the glow sticks, folding them in half for the smaller tubes and place them inside. I used 3 (unfolded) glow sticks for the large tube and taped them on in the inside to hold them in place.

Now, you can put them anywhere you’d like. They look really great hidden in plants, bushes or shrubs.  We really liked how the different colored “glows” looked like different “creatures. We plan to make many more and put them all over our front yard on Halloween night. Happy Halloween! ๐Ÿ˜€


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Comments 17

  1. Kat

    LOVE this idea pretty cool!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. myositisco

    We’re definitely going to make these! What a great craft for my pre-schooler (cutting done by mom of course…)

  3. Em

    I have seen this ALL over Pinterest. They turn out so cute!

  4. Connie

    That’s a pretty neat idea! Love it!

  5. Melissa

    I have been saving up our TP rolls!

  6. Claire

    That is such a cool idea ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. mackyjane

    I don’t have any kids but think it’ll be great for decorations for when the trick or treaters come!
    Any idea how long the glow sticks last for, and any good place to pick them up at a great price?

    • Megan

      I got a pack of 15 glow bracelets at the Dollar Tree. Not sure how long they will last, but probably at least a few hours.

      • mackyjane

        Great! I’ll check there soon!

        • Victoria

          I always get mine (my kids love them) at the Dollar Tree. They last anywhere from 12-20 hours.

  8. Cheryl

    Great idea. Was in Disney magazine this month. I bought the glo sticks at Target during the summer in the dollar spot for 70% off. Only 30 cents per box of 10 glo sticks.

  9. maflies1

    These are so stinkin’ cute!!! Will need to rob the TP rolls & PT roll out of my recycling!

  10. Pam

    We don’t celebrate Halloween, but this will make a great idea at Girl Scout Camp! I can see these in the woods for our Mystery Camporee next year!

  11. Sue

    Cute! Thank you for sharing.

  12. Lynn

    I’m loving these craft ideas…keep them coming!

  13. Nikki

    You still have time for some vintage Halloween!
    Google vintage halloween pictures or post cards. You can find all kinds of cool pumpkins, cats, owls-I print them in color on cardstock & cut them out. I look for things I can cut in a circle. For example, I found a pumpkin and a black cat. Printed both & since they had great backgrounds I cut them out in a circle shape. So now I have 1 of each. I then tape them together so a pumpkin face is on one side, cat on the other. Put a hole in top & run fishing line thru & hang from ceilings. I have done this in our office here in Atl for many yrs-adding to my collection each season. As I look out from my reception desk I must have a good 20 hanging, along with the big colored fans and paper balls(Party City). You can buy the cheap paper fans and add your own fun faces/designs to them (dble-sided tape).
    There are some of the neatest old pics online from Halloween’s long ago. Print some & stick them in your black frames. I’ve even added fun balck & orange shredded papers around the edges or draped over ther top. And don’t forget to grab you a couple bags of cheap moss @ Michaels(with coupons, of course). Drape that over all kinds of things.
    There are fabulous Martha Stewart crafts-already made-in Michael’s/JoAnn’s and Marshall’s every season.
    I’ve learned over the yrs though that in order to pick up the really cool and unique stuff, ya got to start shopping for these items back in August! No kidding!
    Dollar Tree has come funky orange garland you can play with & cut out lots of bats with your kids to put everywhere-especially at the entrance of your front door INSIDE the house hehehe. Run over to Party City or WM and get a roll of black and orange crape to hang all over the place too! The more you do, the more Halloweenish it’ll look!

    • Carrie C.

      Nikki, That sounds AWESOME!!! Do you have any pictures? I’d love to see how you decorated!! I just LOVE vintage Halloween & other holiday postcards & pix!!! Too much fun!! Thanks again for sharing your ideas!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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