Introduction: Horrific Houseplant Costumes: Ferocious Ficus and Rest in Peace Lily

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Here's how to make scary costumes for your House Plants...And turn your living room into a Little Shop Of Horrors.

Here's a list of your Tools and Materials required:

Stryrofoam balls, acrylic paints, vampire fangs, crepe paper sheets, pins, floral wire and tape
Hot glue gun, knife, wire cutters, scissors

Step 1: Make the Pod

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Cut styrofoam balls in half. I used a kitchen knife.

Step 2: Add Color

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Paint the outsides green and the insides red..add red lips to the cut sides of the balls. Let dry.

Step 3: Give It Teeth

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Insert the teeth between the cut halves of the ball.

Step 4: Put It Together

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Use a straight pin to secure the halves of the ball back together and use hot glue in the corners to secure the teeth.

Step 5: Make Foliage

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Cut sheet crepe paper into strips with a squiggley bottom. Out of a darker color, cut leaf shapes too.

Step 6: Build the Pod

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Wrap around the outside of the ball with the squiggley crepe paper and hot glue in place.

Step 7: Make the Sappy Drool

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Use hot glue on the fronts of fangs to create a sappy drool. Let harden.

Step 8: Wire It Up

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Insert floral wire, (1 foot long- bent in half) into the back of the stryofoam ball with an end in each half.
Secure with hot glue and wrap crepe paper to cover back of ball and hot glue.

Step 9: Finishing Touches

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Wrap wire with floral tape.
Glue on leaves and wrap floral tape to end....

And then wrap the wire around the tree branch!


Step 10: Rest in Peace Lily Instructions

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Rest In Peace Lily is just a much larger styrofoam ball, painted like an eye and wrapped with cut crepe paper, hot glued in place. It is anchored with a bamboo skewer.


dskočková made it! (author)2015-10-27

great idea, I love it

lacara (author)2014-10-27

Great idea, here is my attempt.

bubbaboss (author)2014-04-26

is this from Mario or something? But nice work I never thought about a plant craft

transcendence05 (author)2012-10-19

These would be fun to make and they're really cool.

fakelov2012 (author)2011-05-22
king_zilla (author)2010-09-25

What size of Styrofoam balls are these? I want the teeth to fit like yours did.

bitterbetty (author)king_zilla2010-10-01

They are 3 inch I think but the teeth are small cheap flexi ones... My suggestion is buy teeth first and then buy balls to match.

xXRRAAWWRRXx (author)2009-10-08

somewhat reminds me of mario.

PetBennett (author)xXRRAAWWRRXx2010-05-03

hehe lolz. me too

a grain of alt. (author)2009-10-27

My father has a ton of houseplants that he often decorates for holidays... this will be a perfect gift for him! Thanks, this is great!

jonboi (author)2009-10-09

This is very cool, something I would have never thought of and executed very nicely as well.  Good job!

tuffss (author)2009-10-09

Does this remind anyone else of Aliens?

gardenwife (author)2009-10-08

It would be cool to make a bunch of these and make yourself into a plant. You could take a long-sleeve shirt and paint it green to match, use felt to make a bunch of foliage, then affix these pods all over your upper body.

REA (author)2009-03-18


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REA (author)dombeef2009-08-15

just reminded me of that.

dombeef (author)REA2009-08-16

Yeah lol

red-king (author)2009-01-23

a lot like the one from little shop of horrors... nice job.

bluesquirrel (author)2008-11-30

These are a nifty little decoration addition that can go unnoticed for awhile, I love it!

DIYDragon (author)2008-11-30

I want a big animatronic one!... that eats steaks.. like from the Addams Family. : ) Cool project - Will keep in mind for next year.

bethehammer (author)2008-11-07

Great Idea! I am definitely going to use this for next year! perhaps also creating some pods with foam rubber and some chatter teeth!

lorrwill (author)2008-11-02

I'm with astrozombies138. This would be cool anytime of the year in an anti-craft kind of way. Hee hee hee.

alxjpow (author)2008-10-31

:D They look like they blend in 'just' enough to surprise the unsuspecting victim. fantastic!

Plasmana (author)2008-10-31

That is awesome! It is a good thing they can't move so the can't eat you while you are sleeping!!

edmars (author)2008-10-28

awesome! I definitely want to try that.

nave (author)2008-10-27

dude! its like the pirrana flower.

Kaelessin (author)2008-10-27

"feeeeeed meeeee"! great idea!

astrozombies138 (author)2008-10-27

I love this I'm going to buy a small fake plant and give him a dozen or two of these.

Lego man (author)2008-10-25

Kinda reminds me of Petey Piranha.

scoochmaroo (author)2008-10-24

I love the drool the best!

gmjhowe (author)2008-10-24

i must say, i prefer the eyeball one! great work!

reedz (author)2008-10-24

Pretty awesome, I should put these in my neighbors garden.

CarpetGnome (author)2008-10-23

Awesome, now my plants can have more personality! +

rydermann (author)2008-10-23

These are super cool. It reminds me of Little Shop of Horrors. Very clever.

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