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

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

Step 2: Add Color

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

Insert the teeth between the cut halves of the ball.

Step 4: Put It Together

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

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

Step 6: Build the Pod

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

Step 7: Make the Sappy Drool

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

Step 8: Wire It Up

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

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

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.

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33 Discussions


5 years ago on Introduction

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


Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

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.

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!


9 years ago on Step 10

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


9 years ago on Introduction

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.


10 years ago on Introduction

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


10 years ago on Introduction

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


10 years ago on Introduction

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


10 years ago on Introduction

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