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Eyeball Tableware Clip-Art

If anything is worse than having everyone's eyes on you, it's the feeling that one person is following your every move. The plates, glasses, and pitcher here (adorned with our clip-art eyeballs) capture that fear in extreme close-up.

Source: Martha Stewart

Introduction

You can stare down those cold, soulless eyes as you nosh on cocktail onions tossed in blood-orange juice or other slippery round snacks. But whatever you do, don't blink. These decoupaged eyeballs are made to last the length of your party. If you want them to last longer, use waterproof glue and keep the bottoms of the dishes dry. Moisture will cause the paper to peel away.

materials

  • Clear drinking glasses, plates, and pitcher (Pictured: Marta double old-fashioned glasses, $2 each; and Beaker glass pitcher, $6, ​cb2.com. Martini stir rod, $8; and Circle salad plates, $5 each​, crateandbarrel.com.)

  • Decoupage glue

  • Flat brush

steps

  1. Print our eyeball clip art, enlarging or reducing as needed to fit your glassware and dishes. Trim rounds so they fit just inside the rims of the pieces.

  2. Turn each item upside down, and use brush to apply a thin layer of glue to the bottom. Smooth paper, image side down, against it. Then brush the back of the paper with more glue, softening the paper so you can smooth it down neatly.

  3. To remove the image, soak the piece in water until it peels off.

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