Halloween Monster Plant Prop

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Introduction: Halloween Monster Plant Prop

About: Mom of boys, happy wife, acrylic painter, amateur gardener, craft maker, Halloween enthusiast, travel lover and sunshine fan. In a nut shell

Introducing the new member to our Halloween family! I have wanted to make a version of Audrey 2 (from "Little shop of Horrors") for a long time, so here is my 'distant' relative to her.

Step 1:

Dollar store goodies that I collected to make my Audrey 2 or as my boys say my Piranha plant from Mario Bros.

Step 2:

Split foam ball for head and cover with painters tape. Use cut of pieces to make tongue.

Step 3:

Molding clay to add texture and the shape of the lips.

Step 4:

Start the painting fun.

Step 5:

Lots of layers

Step 6:

Pumpkin teeth but they were to narrow and needle like so I added girth and texture with my hot glue gun.

Step 7:

Letting the paint dry on the teeth and time to paint the inside of the mouth.

Step 8:

Aging the teeth with yellow and black wash.

Step 9:

Base made from spare piece of wood I had at home.

Step 10:

Time to add the teeth with extra glue for support.

Step 11:

Pretty!!!

Step 12:

Rocks at the bottom to add weight for stability. Extra piece on left is to attach the head.

Step 13:

Stapled the tongue on the extended piece and drilled holes through the wood to attach the face with wire.

Step 14:

All wired on and drilled the wood pice to the base. The top was too low so I added a cork to give space.

Step 15:

Filled in the base with flower foam and added moss. I added all the leaves I had and stole a bunch of random leaves from other fake plants around the house.

Step 16:

Lots of leaves and floral wire for the curly cues.

Step 17:

Cheese!! A happy monster plant!!!

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    13 Discussions

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    AnnFosnacht
    AnnFosnacht

    1 year ago

    You did an incredible job on this. So creative. I'm not into Halloween but I'll probably make something like this (although not nearly as good as yours). I reference this plant a lot (with our own yard). Thanks for sharing your awesome talent.

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    don57
    don57

    2 years ago

    Very cool, needs to be in a Maxwell House Coffee tin though ;)

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    PCaron4
    PCaron4

    Reply 2 years ago

    Lol!! I forgot about that!! I knew I wouldn’t be able to make it just like Audrey, so I feel like she would be a distant cousin. Hence the pot!! (that could be a valid excuse right?!) hehe

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    Steinzel
    Steinzel

    2 years ago

    I love it! Been wanting to make an Audry 2 for years. Couldnt figure out how to start. Thanks for this awesome Instructable!

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    JohnC430
    JohnC430

    2 years ago

    FUN-TA-STICk WONDERFUL PROJECT. Thanks for sharing.

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    MielV
    MielV

    2 years ago on Introduction

    Hi Carol,

    I can see someone (a retailer) carrying these. If I had one, I would put it on my window sil for fun. Maybe you can patent the idea by sending yourself dated photos by Post. Don't open the envelope and that way it's legal. Then talk different manufacturers about letting them have the idea for a percentage of the profits....

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    ButterMyBiscuits
    ButterMyBiscuits

    2 years ago

    Fantastic work! I love your project. You did a very good job.

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    TeresaM7
    TeresaM7

    2 years ago

    OMG, I love this so much! I have three bog gardens outside - 2 - 30 gallon tubs and an old wheelbarrow - I've kept carnivores for years, and this is just amazing. I'm always saying that I'm going to grow an Audrey Jr :-D. I want to build one of these so badly! Maybe one day I'll have the time. Thank you for the amazing 'ible!

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    attosa
    attosa

    2 years ago

    ahaaa I love this! Well done :)

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    Alex in NZ
    Alex in NZ

    2 years ago

    Beautiful. I can almost hear it :-)

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    Kink Jarfold
    Kink Jarfold

    2 years ago on Step 17

    You have absolutely no idea how much I enjoyed this Instructble. KJ

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    seamster
    seamster

    2 years ago

    Well done! The details, colors, textures all came together so nicely. This is a great looking Audrey 2. My kids would ID it as a piranha plant too though. Ha! : )