It’s no secret that Halloween is my favorite holiday! I love coming up with new Halloween decorations to display each year. Doing our Halloween door decoration just might be one of my favorite things of the whole season! The Skeleton door was fun, the Frankenstein door was cute, the spider web door was creepy crawly and the witch door was fun to theme my entire porch! This year our family theme for Halloween is MONSTERS! But, not the scary kind, the fun and silly kind! So, our Halloween costumes will be monsters, our trunk or treat will be monsters and naturally, our front door will be a cute furry monster! Now, I need help naming him – got any suggestions?
Halloween Door Decoration Monster
I started with 3 pieces of foam board from Dollar Tree and I used duct tape to keep them together. I used a hula hoop that I was able to bend in order to draw the body shape I wanted. Once I had that traced I used a utility knife to cut it out.
When the foam board was cut, I placed it on the backside of my green fur fabric (I used my 40% off coupon at JoAnn’s and got the whole piece for $13! The extra is going to make our family costumes). I traced the shape and then used scissors to cut around it.
To create the mouth I used blue felt and the teeth are cut from additional foam board. Once I had all pieces how I wanted them I went outside (PLEASE USE SPRAY ADHESIVE OUTSIDE, IT’S STICKY!) and adhered all of the pieces together with 3M Spray Adhesive.
Cover your door with any color of plastic table cover – taped on the inside. Then I added a few paint sticks to the back of the monster and used them to string a ribbon behind and tied it around the door (over the middle hinge). I also secured it with some packing tape. Then I used glue dots to add the horns – which I made from foam board wrapped with blue mesh tubing.
Is it wrong to hair spray your monster fur? Because I want it to stay messy and furry, not smoothed down. He just looks more silly and fluffy that way!