This is the Halloween DIY you’ve been looking for… or is it really looking for you? I’ve been keeping this bowl by my desk to keep me going throughout the day. Those googly eyes do make me feel like I’m being watched but that doesn’t put me off reaching into treat bowl!
This easy DIY is one to have some spooky fun with. Grab your glue gun, some googly eyes and you’ll be eyeing up this DIY Halloween googly eye bowl in no time.
The best thing about my Halloween is that we don’t get any trick or treaters. Stick with me here. There aren’t many children living in this area, but to be on the safe side you want to keep something sweet handy because well, no one likes to get tricked. I know what you’re thinking and yes, that is absolutely the only reason I buy the treats. I’m protecting our flat from an attack of silly string, toilet paper and a potentially tutting parent. I know, I’m a hero.
But then if it just so happens no children come for my treats then it’s a fun night in the Fall For household I can tell you! To convince the OH that I really am (honestly, totally not lying) buying all these sweets for all those scary kiddos, I’ve made these little treat bags. Now he will have to believe me! I am an evil genius!
In recent years I’ve inadvertently found myself with quite a collection of different spirits and cocktail making supplies. Whereas in my younger years these might have fueled a late night kitchen party, I am now choosing to drink less and better (and wake up in the morning without the pain of one drink too many).
Rather than hiding these bottles away I am looking for the perfect cart to display them. With such interesting shapes and designs, they are interesting and beautiful enough to have on show. And thanks to the Art of Patrón Bottle Art Competition I have a reason use one of my favourites to create a piece of art with thisDIY Peyote stitch beaded bottle cover.
Now in its third year, the competition hosts an incredible range of inspiring pieces. In fact, it’s hard to believe all of these items came from the iconic Patron bottle. The competition is open until October 14th so you still have time to enter and a chance to win the $10,000 prize! Yes, run out now and get your bottle! Nine runners up will also win $1000 so it’s well worth spending an evening making something beautiful and entering your bottle here. (This competition is only open to US residents and you must be over 21 to apply.)
I’ve seen some really amazing and intricate beading all over Pinterest recently and this was the perfect opportunity to perfect my peyote stitch. If you want to recreate my bottle art you read on for the instructions!
I get asked all the time how I get inspired and keep coming up with ideas for the blog. The truth is, it’s another skill I have to practice and improve constantly. Over the 5/6/7 (who’s counting?) years I’ve been blogging DIY’s, one of the most important lessons I have learnt is how to take an idea and leave it alone.
Before you start wondering what it is I’m talking about, this cushion is a prime example of how this way of working can work out. I actually bought the materials to create a needle felted cushion maybe 4/5 months ago. (I’ve literally just remembered it was for a Valentines DIY. I wanted to write block lettter XOXO on the cushion), but for some reason, it never materialised.
After that I went through way too many ideas for this needle felted cushion. Different patterns, shapes and words until one day it just clicked. Giving this tutorial space and letting is develop changed this idea from an average DIY to something I really love and want to make again and again.