Googly Eye Photo Frame

If you’re looking for a fun way to display Halloween photos, look no further than this DIY Googly Eye Photo Frame! Googly eyes are so much fun to add to the frame, and give great dimension and interest, without a lot of expense. Make different fun Halloween frames each year to display your family’s annual Halloween Costumes. You’ll love putting up the photos each year to reminisce your fun costume ideas!

Googly Eye Photo Frame

To make the Googly Eye Photo Frame, you will need:

Wooden Frame
Black Paint (I used the black paint the Folk Art sent me)
Googly Eyes
Hot Glue
Hairdryer (optional)

supplies for googly eye photo frame

Start by taking apart the frame. This way you don’t have to worry about getting paint on the glass. And you have to remove the back later when you add the photo. So go ahead and remove it now.

take frame apart

Paint the frame black. I like to remove the lid off the bottle, and dip the brush in. This keeps me from having to clean off a plate later, and prevents any wasted paint.

paint the frame

Allow the paint to dry, then hot glue the eyes on.

glue eyes

Glue as few or as many as you like. I kept it simple by gluing googly eyes to opposite corners.

glue on eyes

If you have hot glue gun strings, you can use a hair dryer to melt them away.

Add a Halloween photo. I printed a photo of my kids in their Pokemon Costumes from last year in sepia tones to make it a little more “spooky.” And I used orange scrapbook paper behind the photo for some contrast. You might want to add a year, the city the photo was taken in, and names of the people in the photo (or what they are dressed as) if you are using the Googly Eye photo frame as a way to memorialize this year’s Halloween costumes.

finished googly eye photo frame


If you’re looking for more fun projects using googly eyes, check out this googly eye necklace, googly eye headband, and googly eye dice!


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