Little Monster Mirror

A certain little someone I know is obsessed with monsters.  He thinks they’re hysterical.  He especially thinks it’s funny to BE a monster, which usually consists of “sneaking up” on Mommy and yelling “ROWWWWWWR!”  Which is why we have a monster hoodie…
…and monster hats…
So, when I saw this idea that my bloggy buddy Amanda over at Joy in the Jumble made, I knew he’d get a kick out of it.  Her version is a photo frame with “monster eyes” all over it…isn’t that adorable?
Googly eyes?  Check!  Remember that really fun box of free crafting supplies we got from Craftprojectideas.com a few weeks back?  Well, sure enough, it contained an Ultimate Fuzzy kit that had an assortment of googly eyes in it; all different sizes from huge to tiny, which was just what we needed!
Interestingly enough, the other project we used the fuzzy kit for last time was monsters too…remember these guys?
Yes indeed, apparently the Ultimate Fuzzy Kit is a monster lover’s best friend! :)
Anyway, we had the eyes, so we just needed a frame.  We headed to Michaels with our 40% off coupon in hand, and Little Crafter himself actually found something we thought was even better.  A mirror!  Now, my little monster can look in his own monster mirror every day!  How cool is that?
Here’s how we made it.
LITTLE MONSTER MIRROR

Materials:
wooden framed mirror {less than $3 at Michaels} or photo frame
acrylic paint and paintbrush
googly eyes in a variety of sizes {we used about 250}
craft glue
optional: ribbon, cardstock, circle punch, marker
STEP 1: Paint the wooden frame and let it dry.  I realized after we did it that the mirror is removable.  So, yeah, remove the mirror first.
STEP 2: Attach eyes with craft glue.  We started with the biggest ones first then worked our way down, filling in the gaps with smaller ones.
Really, you could call it quits at this point if you wanted to.  Or, you can embellish a little more.
I just glued a piece of ribbon around the frame, punched a cardstock circle, and wrote “Little Monster” on it.
Ta da!  And since the mirror is removable, it’s easy to clean, plus if he ever wants to put a photo instead, we can swap it out.  It was a great, easy project and Little Crafter was able to do most of the work himself.  He loves painting and gluing, so it was right up his alley!  Thanks, Amanda, for the inspiration!  And thanks again, Craftprojectideas, for the fun supplies; we made another rainy day into a fun crafting adventure!
Oh, and speaking of inspiration, remember I showed you my friend Emily’s pumpkin with the monogram on it?  Here’s how mine turned out:
Don’t forget to check out all the yummy recipes and snack projects linked up at the Fall Snack Challenge, and to head over and enter the NINE giveaways going on this week!
Happy Wednesday!
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32 comments on Little Monster Mirror

  1. Amy
    September 21, 2011 at 2:15 PM (3 years ago)

    I bet my little monster would love a monster mirror, especially if the bigger monsters showed him how to use it! What a great Halloween decoration, too. Thanks for sharing. :)

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  2. Terry
    September 21, 2011 at 2:36 PM (3 years ago)

    I loved this when I first saw it too, but I think it would creep me out if it was in the house, lol. Little Crafter is braver than I am.

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  3. Amanda Joy
    September 21, 2011 at 3:09 PM (3 years ago)

    I LOVE how this turned out. That is a great idea, switching it to a mirror. Sounds like he is in love with monsters like my kids are in love with bats:)

    Thanks for featuring my frame:)

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  4. Jessica
    September 21, 2011 at 3:38 PM (3 years ago)

    I love this, and I bet my little monster will too! Definately adding this to our October to-do list :)

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  5. Venassa
    September 21, 2011 at 6:18 PM (3 years ago)

    Very cute! I just got a package of googly-eyes yesterday to make a picture frame very similar to this.

    vb-creations.blogspot.com

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  6. Meagan
    September 22, 2011 at 1:51 AM (3 years ago)

    Your pumpkin turned out to be adorable! Reading your blog makes me want to have my own kids so I can do all of these fun little crafts with them. What a cute lil monster you have :)

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  7. Bethany @ A Fish Who Likes Flowers
    September 22, 2011 at 5:23 AM (3 years ago)

    I love the googly eye mirror! It’s so cute. The great part is I think I have all the supplies to make one, too! Thanks for a great idea

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  8. Katie
    September 22, 2011 at 1:07 PM (3 years ago)

    Ahhh! I love this mirror! I’d would love if you joined us over at Sew Woodsy and link this up!

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  9. Mandi
    September 22, 2011 at 6:08 PM (3 years ago)

    So cute! I bet my little monsters would get a kick out of this! We made some pom pom monsters a while back and they still play with them all the time, and I have tons and tons of google eyes left over, so this will be perfect! I would love it if you’d stop by my blog to say hi! Today I’m featuring an Autumn leaf craft that’s fun for toddlers and big kids alike! You can also check out our Halloween Book Basket. Hope you’re having an awesome day!

    Mandi at BBM

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  10. Melanie @ bear rabbit bear
    September 23, 2011 at 1:56 AM (3 years ago)

    So cute for gifts! Love this! Thanks for linking up to Things I’ve Done Thursday!!

    Melanie
    bearrabbitbear.blogspot.com

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  11. Mindie Hilton
    September 23, 2011 at 2:37 PM (3 years ago)

    I love the mirror, too cute.

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  12. Kimberly
    September 23, 2011 at 5:25 PM (3 years ago)

    I have one of these frames on my Pinterest board, just waiting for me to get some supplies. But I love the purple color of yours. Now I’m rethinking how I’ll do mine. :)

    Kimberly @ THE BROWN EYES HAVE IT

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  13. Jill
    September 24, 2011 at 1:19 AM (3 years ago)

    I love that little monster mirror. Such a cute idea!

    Jill @ twoyellowbirdsdecor.blogspot.com

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  14. Jaime Lyn at Crafty Scrappy Happy
    September 24, 2011 at 3:05 AM (3 years ago)

    eeekkkkk so cute! Ohhh I wonder what my crafting would be like if I had little ones—this is so so fun!
    Jaime

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  15. Jamie @ hands on : as we grow
    September 26, 2011 at 4:51 PM (3 years ago)

    That monster frame is adorable! Great idea! I also love that pumpkin monogram. We may have to do both of them!

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  16. Mindie Hilton
    September 26, 2011 at 9:07 PM (3 years ago)

    I am going to feature your adorable mirror at bacon Time on Thursday afternoon :)
    Thanks for linking up.

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  17. Mandi@MandiBeingCrafty
    September 27, 2011 at 3:02 AM (3 years ago)

    Very cute! I call my youngest boy monster and he answers to it!! Visiting from Running with Glitter link party.

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  18. Jackie
    October 1, 2011 at 11:23 PM (3 years ago)

    I love this idea. I will have to make one and add the googly eyed mirror to our Halloween decorations. My kids will love it.

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  19. Athena
    October 2, 2011 at 1:27 AM (3 years ago)

    I love the googly eye frame. Great idea. Thanks for linking to Success U @ TheStuffOfSuccess.com

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  20. Tonia @ TheGunnySack.com
    October 3, 2011 at 5:08 AM (3 years ago)

    What fabulous ways to use googly eyes!! Both the frame and the pumpkin are adorable! Thanks for joining last week’s What’s In The Gunny Sack? link party and I hope to see you again for tomorrow’s party!

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  21. Anonymous
    September 26, 2012 at 2:40 AM (2 years ago)

    thanks for sharing.

    Reply
  22. city
    October 11, 2012 at 6:22 AM (2 years ago)

    thanks for sharing..

    Reply

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