Make this Halloween Decoration!
Make this Halloween Decoration!
The show, Little Shop of Horrors always makes me think of Halloween, so I decided to create my own “man-eating plant” to greet trick or treaters this year!
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I began with a small white artificial pumpkin. I didn’t have to use white, but I though it would make it easier to paint. My little pumpkins were solid styrofoam. The larger ones were hollow, but all of them were cut nearly in half like above. The insides of both of them got a coat of red acrylic paint.
My pumpkins, both large and small got a outside paint treatment that kind of make them look like little watermelons.
While trying to paint the inside of my larger pumpkins it helped to prop them open with a stick or in this case, a golf tee. I cut white golf tees to the desired size for the teeth in my plants. I used an exacto knife to cut a tiny hole for each tooth. I put a tiny bit of hot glue in each hole and then stuck one of my golf tee teeth into each hole. For my largest pumpkin I used this metal piece I found near the rebar at the Home Depot. I thought I would just use a piece of rebar, but I felt the large base on this would support my largest plant better. I wrapped the piece in green duct tape. I used a large urn for the base. I filled the bottom of the urn with Loctite Tite Foam and styrofoam. I set my metal piece down beneath the styrofoam, anchored in the insulating foam. Smaller pumpkins were put on dowels for stems. A little bit of hot glue secured the dowels into the pumpkins and then I painted the dowels. It was time to start planting my plant! Foliage was added to my dowels with paper wrapped wires.
Don’t get too close or you might get bit! He looks hungry, don’t you think?
Such a cool idea!! Love your imagination! 🙂
Thank you Bird! I have to try and keep up with your creative talents!
Sensational Chloe! Wherever did you come up with the idea? I love, love it!
I love Broadway and Broadway shows and I was just thinking about how to create those same man eating plants.
Fantastic idea. I really like another use for faux pumpkins. Well done, Chloe.
Thank you so much Barbara, it was a fun craft to create!
Cute, my munchkins would love this!
Thank you Leah, it was time consuming, but so much fun to create!
OMG! This is so dang CUTE! (and scary!) You are so clever – if I didn’t love and worship you so much, I’d hate you! Well done, as always!!!
Thank you so much Tim! Sending LOVE and HUGS!!
Only one thing to say “FEED ME!” So fun! One of my favorite movies. Great job !
Ohe Chloe! Once again you surpassed yourself. How creative is that! It is surreal! I love love love it. congrats again for a job well done.
This project is so fun. What a different front door decoration. Love it, Pinning.
I love your ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ Plant, what a clever idea.
Thank you so much Catherine!
This is amazing! I am totally going to do it! Can you do Phantom Of The Opera next please!
OOOOOOHHHH! That would be fun! I might have to do that!
I’ve watched the movie a million times! What a wonderful, imaginative project!!
Thank you Kristen!
So cute I was thinking of trying g this with the orange pumpkins
My pumpkins were orange before I painted them! Thanks!
OMG, this is such a fabulous idea. I love everything about this post. You are so creative and talent. Thanks for sharing.
This is AWESOME!!!!! GREAT IDEA! You have an excellent idea and a fantastic creative mind!
Thank you Kim!
This is a great idea. I work at an Air Force Arts & Crafts center and would like to do this with a group. Where did you get your pumpkins? do you know the approximate cost?
Thank you Cheryl! I got my pumpkins at Michael’s. I am not sure that they have them for sale yet, and I am sorry I am not sure of the cost. I think this would be a fun group project. That is great that you work there! I remember going with my daughter to the Army Arts & Crafts center when she was in Germany!
My son saw a tree, wanted me to make them, boy paper Mache seemed so much harder then this idea! Thanks for sharing! Amazing!