I’m very excited to announce that redheadcandecorate.com will continue to partner up with Make It: Fun Crafts for another 6 months! That means once a month I’ll be creating a fun craft that’s easy, affordable, and most importantly, FUN. So, be on the look out each month.
That brings me to this month’s Halloween themed project… “Flora” the Halloween Candy Monster!
Is she cute, or what? Flora has kept us company for a couple weeks on our kitchen island and I must admit, I am going to miss her when she’s all eaten up!
She scared me a couple times when I forgot she was there. Oh, Flora!
Flora would be perfect for your next Halloween celebration. Or, in our case…birthday celebration. You see, our daughter’s birthday is right around Halloween. She insists on a Halloween party ever single year. Have no idea where she gets this from.
I guess I’ve kind of trained her to love Halloween as much as I do. It seems every year we add something new, and this year “Flora” fits right in. Especially down in the “Haunted Hall.”
(See details on all of our Halloween decor here.)
Okay, so maybe I over do it a little. Every year I say I won’t, and then it happens.
Apparently, its time to go apple picking.
So…back to Flora.
Flora only took a few minutes to create, here’s how I did it:
1. I glued a 3 7/8 X 14 7/8 FloraCraft® Make It: Fun® Foam cone (found at Michael’s, JoAnne’s, and Walmart) to a large plastic tray using FloraCraft® Make It: Fun® StyroGlue®. In the photo you will notice that I used blue painters tape to secure the cone to the island at first. Either way works fine depending on what you have. Also note that I did not remove the plastic on the cone. No need to.
2. Once the cone was secure, I began at the top and made a pattern with the candy bars using adhesive glue dots. I didn’t use glue because I didn’t want the glue to get into the candy. This is an edible monster!
2. I found plastic ping pong google eyes at the dollar store and drilled a tiny hole in them with a bit to stick a pipe cleaner in for the eyes. I used a little extra pipe cleaner on one so it would hang down like a monster eye.
3. The wig I happen to have from my daughter’s Cosplay costumes. It’s actually a hair piece that clipped on easily. If you don’t have a wig, you could use yarn, a hat, or stick pipe cleaners in and shape them into fun hair.
4. The nose is a marshmallow, and the teeth are candy corn all stuck into the foam with tooth picks.
5. I added the yellow bow, and spider which is made out of pipe cleaners and google eyes.
6. You can cover up any tape at the bottom with the extra candy. Chocolate eye balls were a must!
Flora is a hit in or house hold…I hope you will try making your own version of Flora.
Lollipops or other candy with sticks would work well too.
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LOVE it! How cute is Flora? And yummy, too. Halloween looks like a blast in your household! Thank you!
Julie, my daughter and I have decided to try this for our Halloween party! Thanks for the inspiration!
Awesome,Tami! Have fun!
I swear, everything you touches turns into beautiful gold. Thanks for sharing your gold with us. Lovin it!
Oh, by the way, a thanksgiving appetizer tree will be in our house for Thanksgiving. Love your yummy ideas.
That is so fun to know, Ivory!! Yeay! ~ Julie
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