I was attempting to plow through some boxes in the garage last week and finally uncovered our fall bin. I was so pleasantly surprised to see this guy's googly eyes staring at me when I opened the lid. Last year I had no budget for Halloween decor, so I whipped this guy up using things I already had on hand. And I never gave him a spotlight here on the blog!
This was so simple it hardly rates a tutorial, but here's a quick recap anyway....
I gathered up the following supplies: big plastic tub (I used an empty pretzel tub from Costco), white cloth or old t-shirt, scissors, googly eyes, hot glue gun
Of course I didn't take pics while I was doing this because I'm pretty sure I was busting this out an hour before trick-or-treaters were knocking on our door. #sorry #procrastinator #badblogger
I first took an old white table cloth that I use often for scrap fabric. I cut a few 2 inch wide strips and then started wrapping them around the tub one at a time from the bottom of the tub to the top. I secured each end with a drop of hot glue as I went and made sure to overlap so there were no gaps.
The final touch was a set of cute googly eyes that I secured with a tiny drop of hot glue. We filled him up with candy and were all set!
He was super easy (not to mention FREE!) and sure did make for a cute door greeter. You could easily do this with any size tub or bucket or even around a planter or vase for some not-so-spooky fun. If you don't want the hot glue to damage your base, just use tape to secure that first strip and then make sure your hot glue always goes on a piece of fabric for the follow on strips.
Our kids finally landed on their costumes, so they are in full Halloween mode over here! How about your neck of the woods?