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Dollar Store Spooky Bush Eyes Outdoor Craft

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My 8 year old thought up this fun Halloween Spooky Bush Eyes craft that only cost just a few dollars to make!

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Bush Eyes

We actually spotted some spooky eyes peaking out from a tree on Pinterest that someone created using beach balls. We thought it looked so much fun t o make, but didn’t want to waste time looking for beach balls this time of year and didn’t want to spend the money for them. My 8 year old found these plastic pumpkins that you can purchase in different stores for 1 dollar and he said they would work perfect. He was right and we love how they turned out! They take 30 minutes to make and such a fun Halloween craft that the kids can make themselves!

Dollar Store Spooky Bush Eyes Outdoor Craft

Items You Will Need:

  • Green Plastic Pumpkin Buckets
  • Paint Brush
  • White Spray Paint
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Black and Red Paint

How To make Bush Eyes

We started out by purchasing 2 plastic pumpkin trick or treat buckets that you can get at about any store for $1.00. Any color will work. We went with green…

Pumpkin Baskets

Flip them over and cover the middle part that sticks out with aluminum foil. Tape the edges. We painted them white using white spray paint that we already had….

Painted White Pumpkin Baskets

Take the aluminum foil off after it’s dry. Find something round like a bowl or a jar lid and trace around it using a pencil….

Tracing The Eye

Paint the middle with black paint….

Filling The Eye in Black

We used red paint to make creepy veins…

Used Red Paint For Veins

That’s it! Such a easy and cheap Halloween craft that the kids will have so much fun making! We love how they look in our bush as well!

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So smart! Good thinking!

LOVE this idea… may have to try it 🙂

OMG!!!! I can't get over how stinkin' cute these are!!!!!

Hahaha! What fun! I saw the original one too and was wishing I knew the source. Yours came out great – good idea with using the buckets.

How creative and fun for the little ones!

What an awesome idea!! 🙂

OMG I love this!! I will be going to the Dollar Yree this week for my buckets!!

Nice use of plastic pumpkin & Aluminium Foil Tape! Its a very creative idea to decorate a tree.

Love these!!! They make me smile! Do come share your creative wisdom and inspiration with us and link them up at TIME FOR A PARTY, at !

love this! I saw the beach ball eyes on Pinterest, too. Love your twist on that idea:)

Love it! I was giggling when I saw the picture on TOO Cute Tuesday's linky party 🙂 Great idea!


That is the best idea I've seen this year!

These are GREAT! How cool!

Found you on Someday Crafts Link Party!

Kristy @ Shona Skye Creations

That's funny! It made me smile.

So cute! Thanks for sharing. I found you at Handy Man, Crafty Woman. Love your idea!

What a great idea, I would really love it if you linked up with Crafty Tuesday on

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all the best, Ewa

These are adorably spooky! I'm pinning this to do next Halloween when our bushes are a bit older and fuller.

love love love this idea! I would love for you to add this to my link-up!


What a great idea – My boys would LOVE this!! Definitely a must-do next Halloween! Thanks for sharing!



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