Monster Garage Teeth




Introduction: Monster Garage Teeth

Bear with me as this is my 1'st instructable.

Having moved into a new front garage home with no lawn to speak of I endeavored to come up with a new decoration for Halloween. 

Sitting and watching cartoons (Monster House) with the nephews .....(Bulb)
Lets make the whole house a monster.

This is an Instructable for making monster teeth for the Garage Door

Sorry for the lack of pictures as I lost my the camera with all the action shots before posting.

Happy Haloween :)

Step 1: What You'll Need

 1 plastic or cloth taro that is approximately the size of your garage door.
   (mine was 12x16 for my 7x16 door)
 1 small container of paint thinner or other solvent
 2 cans plastic spray paint
 1 roll masking tape

Step 2: The Work!

I sketched up the teeth using a drawing program to come up with some rough dimensions.

Stretch out your tarp in a large flat area. (I used my cul-de-sac)

Clean the tarp thoroughly with the paint thinner . this helps the plastic paint adhere better to the surface.
Using your diagram use the masking tape to lay out your Teeth.

Paint Away. I ended up using 2 full cans. Best to do 3 or 4 light coats to get better coverage.

Remove your masking tape.

Admire your work

Step 3: Hang Your Teeth

 Stretch tarp over your garage door. This was a little tricky to do solo so i would suggest recruiting a helper. I tensioned the tarp using regular bungie chords but you could just as easily use rope or tape even.

lower the door and Voila one monster house.

Bad Pic I know. cheapo camera!

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4 Discussions


4 years ago

Awesome! Well done!


9 years ago on Introduction

We smiled when we saw this. Did you put anything in the window to be part of your 'Monster House' theme? I would think a big eyeball back lit somehow... hmmm.


Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

Not this year it was a little rushed had thought about it though. Next years will probably be a little more detailed and less rushed and will include the cyclops eye.


Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

I'll be interested in seeing it.
There is an instructable with a dino poking out the roof, maybe including something along those lines (obviously not a dino) as well? Maybe have a tentacle or something? *laugh*