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Monday, October 25, 2010

Eyeball Candelabra

I saw this over at Ain't She Crazy and KNEW we had to do it. Jami used these as nightlights, but I figured at 19, 17, and 16, if my kids needed nightlights, well, we'd have some issues going on that glowing eyeballs wouldn't help.
So we're going to use a nifty tealight holder the children gave me for Christmas one year.
We're also going to use:

5 plastic spiders 
Sphagnum moss
Ping pong balls $1.48
Battery operated tealights $4.99
An exacto knife
Three demented kids
Make an X in the ping pong ball at the logo with your exacto knife. Fuss at your son about his nails.
Have him remind you he's been pulling weeds.
Look sheepish.
Slip the flame of the tealight through the X. Use the Sharpies to draw creepy irises on the ball.
Take your little arachnid buddies outside with the tealight holder and the moss.
 I pushed my moss and spider mix into the glass tube with a wooden spoon.
Oooooo, scary stuff!
For someone who's afraid of spiders, I sure like to play with these, huh?
Add creepy glowing eyeballs.
So, do you have a tealight holder that could use a little ghoulish makeover?


Deb said...

Ha ha!! That's a great idea :) It made me chuckle (but tell the kids I was scared, 'K?)

Jami said...

I just love that you took it one step further! So cute. Thanks for linking back to me. :)

Sherri B. said...

Love it but my favorite was the dialog between you and the son.

Have a great day.

Michelle L. said...

Adorable! What a great idea, and love how you guys rocked it. That tea light holder is golden - now you gotta refashion it for every holiday in turn.

Michelle @ Dream Home DIY said...

Oh how fun and super easy! Too funny, I just posted a candelabra too :0)

Heather{Our Life In a Click} said...

Of course I do! Love how you guys did this!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sunny, found your blog through "Borrowed Abode" and I love your sense of humor. I too, am big into re-purposing stuff and am a Freecycle stalker. Thanks for existing in cyberspace. Will visit again real soon, like tomorrow maybe?