Tuesday, September 28, 2010

A New Friend for Halloween

I LOVE Halloween, and love decorating for it.  I saw a few tutorials for an awesome monster wreath and decided to give it a try!   This video uses less fabric and is definitely just for a wreath, but this tutorial could also make a cute throw pillow.  Here's my take:

We only put on two eyes because Allison thought more eyes would be "too scary for the little kids."  I didn't use any hot glue, just lots of pins!  Instead of ping pong balls I cut a styrofoam ball in half for the eyes and just pinned them to the styrofoam wreath form.  Then I stretched the eye slits around the balls and pinned those down.  I suppose if someone looked really closely they could see the pins, but I'm not sweating it.

I love him, and I think he needs a name.  He reminds me of these guys, who were always a favorite!


  1. That is awesome! I've been wanting to make a Halloween wreath and even have some blue fur around here somewhere. I wonder if I could make glow-in-the-dark eyes? Hm.

    And I just saw a costume tute for those guys today! http://www.instructables.com/id/Yip-Yip-Costume/

  2. Ohhh glow in the dark eyes would be awesome! I bet you could paint the balls with glow in the dark paint first. And thank you for that link! I might just have to do that for Halloween!!

  3. I love it. Halloween is my favorite holiday! This wreath is so fun.


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