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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5 years ago

Awesome! Well done!


11 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 11 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 11 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*