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DIY Eyeball Balloons for Halloween

DIY Project and Styling by Studio DIY
Photos by Mary Costa Photography

Eye spy with my little eye… eyeball balloons for Halloween! These balloons are the perfect decoration for tying in front of your house to greet trick-or-treaters or for just about any Halloween party. In fact, why not throw an eye-scream social in their honor? With eyeballs and ice cream, how could you go wrong?


Here’s a quick tutorial on how to make your own eyeball balloons.




  • Balloon Time Helium Tank
  • Clear shipping tape
  • Black and neon paint markers
  • Fishing line or ribbon
  • 17” Round white balloons (standard 11” latex balloons work too)


  1. Inflate the balloons with helium and tie, temporarily, with ribbon or fishing line.
  2. I chose to turn my balloons on their side to paint the eyeballs because it gave them a true round look. Starting at the exact opposite side of the balloon’s tail, draw a black circle and fill it in with your black paint marker. Let dry.
  3. Now take a neon (or other color) marker and draw a larger circle around the black one and fill in with your neon color.
  4. To make the veins of the eyes, draw wavy lines all along the sides of the balloon. Let dry.
  5. Finally, use a piece of clear tape to attach the string to the “new” bottom of the balloon, so your eyeball is staring right at everyone.

Happy trick-or-treating!

For more Halloween party ideas, check out the Booo-tastic Halloween Parties board on Pinterest and view our Nine DIY Halloween Costumes with Balloons.

Note: Adult supervision is required when using balloons. Please read all warnings and precautions on the Balloon Time carton.

Written by: Kelly (Lanza) Mindell

Kelly (Lanza) Mindell is the editor and founder of Studio DIY, where she's helping folks celebrate each and every moment, the DIY way. Kelly is an east-coast transplant living in Los Angeles. She's been a DIY-er since birth, an entrepreneur since age fifteen and a freelance blogger and crafter for the past five years. Her colorful, ready-to-party DIYs and ideas have been featured in Martha Stewart Living and Parenting Magazine, and on Buzzfeed, Huffington Post, HGTV and more.When she's not busy crafting for the holidays and the every day, you'll still find a hair bow in her hair and confetti on the ground.

Studio DIY is a popular do-it-yourself website celebrating the holidays and the every day with original DIY ideas. Tens of thousands of readers come to Studio DIY each day to find fun, colorful projects for birthdays, holidays and every celebration in between. Studio DIY is thoughtfully crafted, curated and glittered in Los Angeles by owner, editor and all-around celebrator, Kelly (Lanza) Mindell.

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