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Monster Mums

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Give your mom a Halloween surprise she'll never forget with this Monster Mums display from Terri O..  Easy Halloween crafts like this make perfect centerpieces for your table and are also great to have outside for trick-or-treater's to admire!  You could also turn this mum display into a cute monster head by including some horns, a nose, and a mouth.  Kids will love joining in on the fun of creating this easy Halloween decoration project!

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Materials:

  • Two 3" Styrofoam balls for each Mumster
  • Halloween gift box or decorated terracotta pot with another Styrofoam ball
  • Large silk purple mums
  • Colored animal eyes
  • 12" x 3/8" wooden dowel
  • Marble or stone vase filler
  • Straight pins
  • Chenille stems
  • Bead garland
  • Black paint
  • Low-temp glue gun

 

Instructions:

  1. Glue one of the 3" balls inside the box or pot. Fill the remainder  of space inside the box with stone vase filler for added support.
     
  2. Paint the dowel black and let dry.
     
  3. Cut a small hole in the top of the box to stick the dowel into the ball. Use glue on the end of the dowel.
     
  4. Pull the mum blossoms from the stems. Insert into the other 3" ball. Use low temp glue to secure.
     
  5. Glue eyeballs to the center of each mum blossom. Glue the mum covered ball to the top of the dowel.
     
  6. Embellish the dowel with bead garland and add chenille stem antennas to the top of the topiary.
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