The eyes have it!
I was perusing Pinterest recently, when I came across an idea originally posted by Humor Train: A tree sporting two large "eyes" created with a pair of white, painted beach balls. Exactly the kind of creativity with real-life application I adore -and just the thing for a haunted Halloween garden!
To create my own version for This American Home, I used white balloons (much easier to find this time of year) inflated to varying sizes, and drew "pupils" with a black Sharpee pen. On one set of eyes, I used a red marker to achieve a 'blood shot' look.
I positioned the eyes into bushes and trees by taping them onto branches (over the branch with both ends of the tape stuck onto the balloon).
Yes, there were a few, loud casualties. But I persevered.
The result: a landscape with real personality -and haunting, Halloween decor that keeps an eye on the house for me...spooky surveillance!