Quick & Easy google eye portrait

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google-eye portrait

This quick craft is great for Halloween. All you need is a thrift store portrait, black paint, and googley eyes and you have a fun and creepy Halloween decoration.
This Google Eye Portrait is about 10 minutes start to finish and is the perfect decoration for Halloween.

I started with this little painting I got for $1 from the thrift store.


I used black paint from Plaid…


And painted the frame…


And smeared the paint into the background, dress, bonnet, and hair.
There…now it doesn’t look so sweet and innocent.


Let it dry and add…Googley Eyes!! (googley eyes are the coolest!)

Eeek…already creepy!
And 10 minutes later you have…

google-eye portrait

Maybe you don’t like creepy??
Remember that adding googley eyes to a picture of a cartoon, animal, or person
can simply be silly and makes for some fun art for kids and teens!

This google eye portrait was part of my Creepy Halloween Mantel. Be sure to check that out!


Nellie is the founder of NellieBellie, and takes basically every photograph you've ever seen on this site. She also runs our web design business, the Savvy Sites Administration.


  1. Hooked On Decorating

    September 6, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    This is hilarious! You are so creative Janel! I love it. Now I need to keep an eye out for pictures at my local thrift store or maybe even The Graphics Fairy has one I could modify to make my own googly-eyed picture for my kids.

  2. Bliss

    September 5, 2012 at 10:45 am

    Ah ha ha ha…… I love it!  Gonna pin it to remind me to add googly eyes to old pictures for Halloween. 


  3. miznelliebellie

    September 5, 2012 at 7:19 am

    Thanks Ali!!! Glad you stopped by!

  4. Bonnie @ Uncommon

    September 3, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    Super idea!! My kids are into halloween and this one is just enough spooky for them!! :)

    • miznelliebellie

      September 5, 2012 at 7:19 am

      It is just a bit spooky…and mostly silly. The best kind!

  5. Cassie Bustamante

    September 3, 2012 at 6:45 pm

    these are SO fun!!!  what a great idea, janel!

    • miznelliebellie

      September 5, 2012 at 7:18 am

      Thanks Cassie! Love me some googly eyes!

  6. Niki

    September 3, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    Oh my this is hilarious and creepy. I love it!

    • miznelliebellie

      September 5, 2012 at 7:18 am

      Yay!! Isn’t it great to have a sense of humor and be creepy at the same time!

  7. Bella

    September 3, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    I like creepy…now I need to find the perfect photo!

    • miznelliebellie

      September 5, 2012 at 7:17 am

      Just grab a family pic. Just kidding Bella…just kidding.

  8. Kelly @ Eclectically Vintage

    September 3, 2012 at 9:48 am

    Love this – just got a package of goggly eyes the other day – and will be searching for some pics to add a little google factor to!

    • miznelliebellie

      September 5, 2012 at 7:16 am

      Googly eyes are great!! Kind of like Washi Tape…a mulittool of crafting goodness!

  9. Katie N John Goldsworthy

    September 3, 2012 at 7:51 am

    Totally creepy! Great and easy project! 


    • miznelliebellie

      September 5, 2012 at 7:15 am

      The best kind of projects…the great and easy!! Thanks for popping by Katie!

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