The Most Beautiful Baby in the World!
Turned into a Halloween Craft.

Ugly Doll 9


Wait.   What I meant to say was the ugliest doll in the world.  Not the most beautiful baby.  Sorry.  My mistake.

He/she looks quite disturbing.  I am disturbed.


Ugly Doll 1


I was in my local thrift store looking for glass eyes for a Halloween project I’m working on and came across this gal.   She’s/he’s a beaut, isn’t she/he?


Ugly Doll 2


Plus she (we’re gonna go with she from here on in) has a stretchy  head.

The doll had the eyes I was looking for, but smaller than I wanted.  I plunked down the change and took her anyway.  I figured I could do something with her.

Something like this …


Ugly Doll 3

Ugly Doll 4


Which left me with this …


Ugly Doll 6


Which with the addition of a glow stick inside … gave me this.


Onto the bookshelf she will go until Halloween night when she’ll be set somewhere in the grass just off the path to my front door.

The lesson here … I started out with one idea, and ended up with something entirely different.  Quite frankly … something better.  Probably 2 of the creepiest Halloween decorations I’ve ever come up with.

So if you ever find  yourself in a similar situation where you can’t quite get what you want … don’t worry … something better really will come along.  You may not be as lucky as me … finding a grungy, broken, hideous doll … but something equally good will come to you.



I got the idea for glowing eyes from a glow stick off the same post on the Internet many of you have probably seen.  It involves a toilet paper roll, cutting eyes out of it and setting a glow stick inside.



As far as I can tell the idea originated here.

I of course had to take it one step further.

One step closer to disturbed.



  1. truly gory and terrifying. good job.

  2. deb says:

    Thank you in advance for this evenings nightmares.

  3. BGrigg says:

    Don’t discard the rest! The pic without the face looks like Terminator Baby!

    And perhaps one step beyond disturbed, rather than one step closer? :)

    • Karen says:

      B – Of *course* I’m not throwing out the creepy doll with robot face! It’s the best Halloween decoration I have now! ~ karen

  4. Amy in StL says:

    The robot/android doll thing I think is more creepy than the empty head. I don’t know why; but it seems like at any moment it will come looking for a new skin.

  5. Priscilla says:

    So, the toilet paper roll project? It’s mine… and I’m thrilled you gave a link to my blog. :)

    Also, that doll is so creepy I refuse to scroll back up for another look. Seriously. I’m a little frightened now.

    • Karen says:

      Priscilla – Good! I’m glad I found the rightful owner. Those pictures have been making their way around the Internet, Pinterest and Facebook pages for quite some time now, usually with no credit given to the originator (you) of the content! I’m happy to lead some people back to your site. And yes … I go for genuinely scary at Halloween, LOL. BOO! ~ karen

  6. Lin N says:

    Brilliant! Thanks for the great ideas….

  7. Bonnie G. says:

    Yep!! Creepy/funny.

  8. Kathleen says:

    Oh my god…. I am crying, CRYING I TELL YOU, at my little cubicle in the office and everyone is wondering what the hell is wrong with me….. You are off your rocker. I want to come to your house for Halloween.

  9. Alex says:

    If I can’t sleep tonight, I’m blaming you…

  10. Patti says:

    OH MY GOD! I LOVE IT! YOU ARE BRILLIANT!!! Need, need, NEED it for my Halloween party!

  11. Janet says:

    Expect any trick-or-treaters after 9pm…..the little ones will by-pass your house during the early shift, afraid they could be your next victim.
    Good freakin’ creepin’ job, Karen.

  12. Nancy Blue Moon says:

    You are one sick chick love Halloween creepy stuff..When we lived in town we did some awesome scary that we live in the country we don’t get any one for trick-or-treat..We miss the fun so much..Great job Karen..something so simple turned into so much creepiness..I may have to make one of the glowing eyes heads just for us to enjoy in the house at night..yeah..we are all kind of demented too when it comes to Halloween..HAHAHA..(that was a creepy scary laugh)

  13. Dawna Jones says:

    This is sick and what happens when you have no children. LOL!

  14. ruth says:

    the only merciful thing to do to that doll.

  15. Lisa says:

    That is really awesome!

    Is that a voice box thing? Does it speak?

  16. Nan Tee says:

    And that is why I can’t watch horror movies. Your glowing doll head ranks right up there with them. Good job, Karen! :)

  17. Sarah In Illinois says:

    Oh my God.

    Love it.

  18. Sarah A. says:

    Creepy and fantastic! You’ve reminded me that I’ve really got to get started on my decorations!

  19. Jake says:

    I bet we hear on the 11pm news that a neighbourhood of kids are now in therapy for trauma. I think this is great and second the call for pics of your house all ‘gussied up’

  20. Sherri says:

    You are totally warped and I love that about you. I’ll have to send a photo of an animated Santa’s elf doll that my hubby picked up as a gag gift at his work place. It looked slightly demented anyway and was holding a pretty real looking hand saw. When you flipped his on switch, his head moved back and forth and his arms/hands moved as if he were sawing something. We picked up a smallish baby doll with a stocking cap, attached the end of the hat to one of the elf’s hands so it looked like he was sawing on the baby’s head when his power was on. Used some red nail polish on the saw and strategic red splatters on the baby and the elf’s apron front. All this for the birthday of one of our twisted friends. She proclaimed it to be her best b’day gift ever!

  21. Marion says:

    such a great idea! you are a woman of many talents. Do you get a lot of trick-or-treaters in your neighborhood?

  22. mickey says:

    In a word….awesome!!!

  23. Beks says:

    Thanks for the nightmares.

  24. Lisa says:

    You may have fewer little ones at your door on Halloween night with that possessed baby head in your front yard!

  25. tracy says:

    You are truly twisted, Karen. I love that about you:-)

  26. Lisa says:

    Love this! I’ve been slowly trying to minimize the amount of “cutesy” Halloween stuff I have and move on to scarier and creepier. Time to hit up some thrift stores!

  27. Karol says:

    Ah, a woman after my heart! Love, love it. Who wouldn’t. Seriously.

  28. Mary Kay says:

    Great job with the doll – and starting a project with one idea and ending up with something else – this happens to me all the time. Sometimes for the worse but usually for the better!!

    We are so doing the toilet paper rolls and glow sticks – I have lots of bushes!!

  29. pve says:

    you shall now be named mummy dearest.

  30. Suanne says:

    FREAKY! Now, I’m dying to find out about the glass eyeball project you mentioned.

  31. Karen Boreham says:

    I am sorry that was just is sick and demented and I love it so much.

  32. Erica Filpi says:

    Karen, I love it.

  33. Moe says:

    They’re both pretty disturbing.. but cool.
    I don’t think I want to come to your house on Halloween.. I’m not a fan of being scared and I’m sure I’d be scared sh*tless.
    Thank goodness I live a few provinces away. I’m getting shivers just thinking about it.
    My Halloween decorations are boring by comparison. Jack O Lanterns… and that’s it. lol

  34. kathryn says:

    brilliant. just brilliant.

  35. Elle says:

    Indeed very creepy! I’d love to see pictures of your house with all the Halloween decoratios in place!

  36. MJ says:

    Why oh why didn’t I wait until morning to look at this post?

  37. SK Farm Girl says:

    OMG that thing in the yard would cause me to first off, pee my pants with fright, make me sleep with one eye open and pray to god that it doesn’t “mysteriously” appear in my bed staring at me!!! Shivers and hee-bee-jee-bees just ran up my spine. Have to go to the bed with all the lights on sleep with covers over my head and radio on – boowaah!!! ‘nite all, except you Chucky you can go do hell and STAY there . . .

  38. Jo says:

    Freakin’ genius!!

  39. Diane T. says:

    “one step closer to disturbed”? I don’t think so…I think you pretty much totally NAILED that entire “disturbed” thing,

    So tell me..ya get a lot of small children trick or treating at YOUR house????

  40. Betsy C says:

    As a weird technical thing, when I have your blog open the past few days, the tab is blank. It used to have the title of the post or “The Art of Doing Stuff” (I can’t remember), but now it is completely blank.

    • Karen says:

      Betsy C – I’ve had that happen a few times myself. I think it’s just a glitch. I’ll ask my smarter person than me about it. (WayLay Design) ~ karen!

  41. Betsy C says:

    This thing is horrifying! Definitely achieved the creepy, icky, shiver vibe. Well done.

  42. jen says:

    i. am. never. sleeping. again.

  43. Nikki F. says:

    Awesome and disturbing at the same time. You officially nailed it!

  44. Amber E. says:

    Hooooly crap. Does that thing take batteries? It should. It’s fantastic either way. Now it needs some kind of creeptastical clothes!

  45. Kristina says:

    love creepy!! love Halloweeeen!! Zombie baby head is great!!

  46. Jamieson says:

    You are weirder than shark porn.

    • amyfaith says:

      Yeah, but Karen’s GOOD weird, not weird weird like ‘dragons having sex with cars’ porn. THAT’s some seriously weird sh*t.

      (did you ever notice that, after awhile, if you see a word repeated often it starts to look like gibberish. weird.)

  47. Sarah says:

    Love. Love. Love.

  48. candace says:

    Oh my dear god, this is horrifying. Good work!

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