DIY Eyeball Bat Wing Hair Clip ♥
For the first project, we're going to be making an eyeball-bat hair clip and for this, you will be needing an eyeball (Eyeball tutorial), a hot glue gun, felt, and fabric paint.
1. First cut out two felt bat-wings.
2. Hot glue the two felt pieces together. Gluing two pieces of felt together should help the wings keep their shape and prevent them from flapping around. If you're still worried about the wings losing their shape, you can even glue a third piece of felt to the wings.
3. Paint on the wing design. It's best to use fabric paint because it's glossy and stands out against the matte felt surface. It's okay to skip this step if you do not have any kind of paint on hand. If you're skilled enough with needle work, you could even embroider the wing design on!
4. Glue on your eyeball!
Glue on the hair clip to the back of the wings, and you're finito!
DIY Eyeball Earrings ♥For this project, you will need two small eyeballs (Eyeball tutorial), a hot glue gun or a strong glue, and a pair of earring bases or an old pair of small stud earrings. The instructions are very simple. All you need to do is glue the earring base or stud earring to the eyeball.
If you don't have earring bases on hand, I believe that the above step only works if you are using any type of clay that when dried, will become semi-hard and still soft enough to create a hole. If you are working with a harder clay, I suggest that you create a small hole just large enough for the stud before the clay dries and hardens. Otherwise, if you are using an earring base, you can go ahead and glue it to the back of the eyeball.
Now you've got a pair of cute eyeball earrings ♥ Besides the above two examples that I've given you, there are numerous other things that you can do with the eyeball decorations. Here are a few examples pictured below:
You can glue them to bows and wear them in your hair, or around your neck.
For pretty much all of these projects, it might be wise to use a clay that is lightweight. If you were to use a clay that dried solid (e.g. polymer clay), it would be much more dense and that means it would be heavier, which may not be the best idea if you plan on making large hair clips or earrings. I just wanted to warn you guys that your finished projects may be a little bit heavy.
Overall, I think that the eyeball decoration is very versatile and can be used to embellish pretty much anything. The projects and ideas that I provided you guys with were just a few examples of what you can do with the eyeballs. I feel that they might also look nice if you strung them up to be a garland or if you stuck them to the walls or on a jewelry box. If it were up to me, I would probably stick them all over the house! Personally, I don't believe that these accessories should strictly be used during Halloween because that is such a waste and besides, these eyeball accessories are too cute to not wear everyday.
Would you guys go out wearing these eyeball accessories? Leave your comments and questions below!
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