Keeping with my Halloween theme of EYES. I "hacked" a picture frame I saw on Pinterest, and made it my own.....after all isn't that what hacking is all about?
The first picture is of my mantle (so far)
The second picture is of the frame (EEK!) alone
The third is the original frame on Pinteres
It works well with these eyes https://www.instructables.com/id/CREEPY-Halloween-Eyes-EEK/
Step 1: Step 1: Materials
Picture Frame (mine was one I bought for $.59 at Goodwill. It was Blue, but had a nice easel back, and the glass was in tact.
White Paint (I used a spray paint, but any white craft paint would also work)
Googly Eyes Assorted Sizes (I bought mine from www.orientaltrading.com)
Craft Glue (I used Aileens Tacky Glue)
Neon Green Paper
Step 2: Step 2: Prepare the Frame
Do as much prep work on your frame as you feel necessary.
Remove the back, and the glass (if yours came with it)
Sand if you think it needs it. Mine was in good condition(painted light blue) so I decided to just paint right over the blue.
Spray (or brush on) at least 2 coats of white paint to fully cover
Step 3: Step 3: Glue on Eyes
I started applying a small amount of Tacky Glue in the left corner, then dropping the eyes on one by one. I intended to have the whole bottom of the fram "packed" with eyes, but then my DH started palying around with it, and we liked the look of all of the eyes "moving" to one spot. Play around and decide what you like best.
I did find that just "dipping" each eye LIGHTLY in a glob of the tacky glue using tweezers, worked the best for me.
Keep adding until you are satisfied with the look.
Step 4: Step 4 EEK! Printing
I wanted to print up something to fill the "picture area" (is there a NAME for this??) I tried BOO, and Happy Halloween, but settled on EEK!
I went to MS Word, and tried a few different fonts to find one I liked. I chose SNAP ITC......THEN I found out that 72pxl was not nearly big enough, but that was the biggest offered.
After doing a Google Search (isn't the internet wonderful?) I read just how easy it is to make any font bigger. Simply type in the size you want. Ta-Da
Once I printed a TEST page, I printed the "real thing" on Green paper
Step 5: Step 5 Assembly
Using the glass from the frame as a pattern I cut around the EEK! with a craft knife.
I washed the glass making sure I removed all of my fingerprints, then reassembled the frame.
Have a WONDERFUL Halloween