Make This: Spooky Halloween Drink Stirrers & Cupcake Toppers


DIY // halloween party projects

I spent some time yesterday setting up my editorial schedule for the rest of the month, and it turns out I really need to get on the Halloween band wagon (in terms of posting Halloween content) because I have so much I want to share and only about three and half weeks to share it. Sooooo….today I have a quick and easy Halloween project for you that I hope you’ll like. It’s a little bit silly and a little bit spooky: bloodshot eyeball drink stirrers & cupcake toppers made from ping pong balls.

Here’s how I made them…

How to make Halloween cupcake toppers

Materials: ping bong balls, permanent markers, bamboo skewers, paper straws, paper awl or other sharp object for poking a hole through the ping pong ball

How-To: Start by drawing an eyeball in permanent marker on a ping pong ball. I did a step by step on how to draw the eyeballs from start to finish right here. Then poke a hole in the bottom with a bamboo skewer or other sharp object (like a paper awl). Push the skewer in as far as it will go to keep it secure (no glue required) and plop it down into a cupcake. OR if you want to make a drink stirrer instead, just poke a black and white paper straw through the bottom of the eye, instead of a bamboo skewer. And add to a drink. Great for parties!

Halloween DIY // eyeball drink stirrers

Halloween party DIYs to try

Halloween party DIY

I used some of the these ping pong eyeballs for a halloween wreath I made for DIY Network. So, if you wanted to make something bigger with these little guys, you totally could. Just FYI.

P.S. I’m thinking about doing a Halloween week this month, where all the posts for the entire week are Halloween themed. What do you think? Do you like that idea or would rather see Halloween stuff sprinkled in with regular content throughout the month?

For more DIYs like this one, click here.

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Awesome DIY – and can we have both a dedicated week AND posts sprinkled throughout the month 🙂 Yes,I like having my cake and eating it too!
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Tanya Patrice | October 7th, 2013 at 8:29 am

Thanks for your input Tanya…I should have made that a third option because I may actually have enough Halloween DIYs to do it (a week dedicated to it and additional posts sprinkled in throughout the month).

papernstitch | October 7th, 2013 at 8:41 am

I love this DIY and this will make a great addition for a Halloween party and will delight kids of every age!! I like the idea of sprinkling the Halloween posts amongst other post, that way we can enjoy the spirit of Halloween a little longer.

Brittany | October 7th, 2013 at 8:47 am

Thanks Brittany. Appreciate the feedback!

papernstitch | October 7th, 2013 at 9:41 am

Those drink stirrers are TOO awesome! You know I’ll take as much Halloween as you’ll give me! Bring it on!! 😉
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Kelly @ Studio DIY | October 7th, 2013 at 11:14 am

Thanks Kel!

papernstitch | October 7th, 2013 at 11:30 am

Those eyeballs are so great for Halloween! We’re planning a party, so can’t wait to try them out! xoxo

3girls1apple | October 7th, 2013 at 11:36 am

I love the idea of halloween week! Also, I love this DIY, I am absolutely going to make eyeball stirrers for my halloween party, they look really good 🙂 xx
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Jess | October 7th, 2013 at 2:00 pm

this is so much fun – definitely making them for my spooky sweater party!
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jennifer prod | October 7th, 2013 at 7:56 pm

A spooky sweater party? That sounds amazing!

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How fun!!! Will have to get cracking and make some fun Halloween accessories with the kids!
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Nicki Traikos | October 9th, 2013 at 4:15 pm

Love this idea! Halloween is my Fave holiday!

Laura | October 10th, 2013 at 4:56 pm

Thanks everyone for the sweet comments.

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