The monsters are coming out from under the bed, You won’t find them in your closet either. This year monsters everywhere are enjoying the fresh air with a little help from Mod Podge! These monsters won’t wilt when the weather gets rough they’re made for the outdoors. With Mod Podge Outdoor and Stiffy it’s easy to create outdoor Halloween decor.
You can create your own Monster Family sure to delight the Trick-or-Treaters on Halloween. This is an easy and fun project to make on your own or with the kids.
Make a mama and a papa…”Yip, Yip, Yip!”
No monster family would be complete without a brother and sister monster. Do they look like they are squabbling? Or is that just the Monster teeth?
This monster family is more cute than creepy so little ones will love them too. Seeing how much your kids enjoy your “monstrous” handiwork is a real treat. Oh did I mention that they light up? They do, but more on that in a bit. Are you ready to learn the trick to making your own Monster family? Pssst…it’s Mod Podge!
How to make Mod Podge Monsters
You won’t believe how easy these monsters are to create. All you need is Mod Podge Outdoor, Stiffy, and a few supplies from the dollar store.
Mod Podge Outdoor: This waterbased sealer, glue and finish lets you decoupage for the outdoors
Stiffy: Create permanent fabric projects quickly and easily
- Hot Glue
- Folk Art Acrylic
- Large Floral Picks
- Floral Wire
- Foam Pumpkins (Dollar Store)
- Tu-Tus (Dollar Store)
- Pumpkin Faces (Dollar Store)
- Plastic Eyeballs
- LED Bracelets (if you want your monsters to light up)
STEP 1: Paint foam pumpkin to match colored tu-tu with Folk Art Acrylic. It doesn’t have to be perfect, just give it a good once over to cover most of the orange. Unless of course, the tu-tu is orange then you can leave it alone STEP 2: Pour Stiffy into a plastic container and dip Tu-Tu until saturated. Squeeze off the excess. Using the dip and squeeze method will give you lots of strong textured folds. *You can paint on Stiffy but I prefer that method for fabrics I want smooth. You can find a Hair Flower Tutorial using the Stiffy painting method HERE.
*TIP* 1) Cover your workspace…I like wax paper. 2) Take your rings off if you choose not to wear gloves. 3) Work near a sink so you don’t have to open doors with your elbows to wash your hands (speaking from experience)
STEP 3: Insert floral picks into bottom of pumpkins and poke into foam. Drape Stiffy soaked tutus over pumpkins and secure opening with clothespins. Let dry over night. *TIP* Arrange your folds the way you want them to hang once dry you can move the fabric but not by much. If you apply too little Stiffy To your project you can add more later to stiffen weak areas.
This is how tough Stiffy is once dry. It makes even the flimsiest of fabric actually stand up!
Decorating Mod Podge Monsters
Now comes the best part decorating! You can decorate your monsters however you like. This is a great time to get the kids involved. Be creative and have fun…anything goes here.
You can use Pumpkin Faces from the Dollar store, simply poke them right into the pumpkin. Try mixing and matching different sets for a unique look.
Pick up a pack of “Zombie Eyes” and use them to make your own monster style eyes. I cut up a dollar store daisy to create eyelids and lashes, then mod podged tissue paper over it to create a custom set of peepers for Mama Monster. Papa Monsters eyes were made with floral wire wrapped in pipe cleaners.
Add a touch of color to your Monster Face pieces with Mod Podge and glitter.
Or how about some Vampire teeth covered in rhinestones? You can use pretty much any old thing to make your monster faces. Wherever your creative spirit moves you just go with it
You can find these LED bracelets at the dollar store. They have 4 light effects and an On/off button…key!
Cut small pieces of floral wire to attach bracelets to the top or bottom of your pumpkin. I used wire instead of glue so I can change the bracelets out when the batteries die.
That’s it you’re done! I told you making Mod Podge Monsters was easy. Now sit back and enjoy the Monstrous light show at night…
I really enjoyed creating this outdoor Monster family and I hope you found some inspiration for your own outdoor Halloween decor. For more Mod Podge inspiration and ideas check out Plaid on Facebook and Pinterest
You can check out all the Mod Podge Outdoor Halloween Decor Projects my crafty friends are making below
Have a Monster day!
*Disclosure: This post was written as part of a paid campaign all opinions are my own.