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I saw a set of these "eyes" in a catalog a couple years go, and  decided I could hack the design, and make my own for a fraction of the cost. Last year I made several sets of these as gifts. They were a BIG hit

Step 1: Step 1: Supplies

Shiny White Glass Christmas Ornament (s) I used the large ones, but have also used 2 different sizes
Bright Green Shiny Craft Paint for the iris (or any other color you choose....I like the shiny look)
Shiny Black Paint (this time I used a Paint Pen, and liked the results)
White paint (I used a White Out Pen)
Black Sharpie
Red Sharpei
Small square tipped paint brush
Small fine (pointed) tip paint brush
2 different sized round "templates" I used a canning ring, and a "lid" for a PVC pipe

OPTIONAL:  Stands for the ornaments. I made these from thrift store "finds" ....$.25 each. Spray painted black. I think they may have been candle holders. Just make sure whatever you "find"  that they have a hole for the "stem" part of the ornament  to fit in. The square one is up side down, so I could use the hole! I have also used the round containers that some gum comes in, or a juice glass.
Congratulations on being a finalist in the Halloween contest!!! Can’t wait to see if you win! Good luck!
Thank you......I was really surprised just making the finals! How exciting! It really made my day that's for sure
Thank you......I was really surprised just making the finals! How exciting! It really made my day that's for sure
YAY for making the final list!!!!
Thanks....I had no idea! I just thought I'd pop in and see what's new! WOW
lol... surprise! ;-D
If the glass ornament is translucent, I bet it would look awesome if you lit these from the inside.
It might.....or it might just show off the flaws in my painting! YIKES now THAT would be scary!
These are SO fast to make as well.....Seems eyes are really popular this year!
Haha! That's great! And the way the green is painted makes it really look like an iris!

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