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Monster Mums

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As seen in our Make It: Fun® Halloween book. 

Materials

STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam:
+Balls: Two – 3”
Halloween Gift Boxes or take-out containers
Large Silk Purple Mum Bushes
Colored Animal Eyes
Marble or Stone Vase Filler
12” x 3/8” Wood Dowel
Straight Pins
Chenille Stems & Bead Garland
Black Paint
Low-temp Glue Gun

Instructions:

  1. Glue one of the 3” balls of STYROFOAM* inside Halloween gift box or take out container.  Fill the remainder of space inside the box with marbles or stone vase filler for added weight and support.
  2. Paint the wood dowel black. Let dry.
  3. Glue the dowel into the ball of STYROFOAM* inside the Halloween gift box or take-out container.  You may need to cut a hole in the top of the container for the dowel to stick into.
  4. Pull the purple mum blossoms from the stems. Insert into other 3” ball to completely cover using low-temp glue to secure.
  5. Glue eyeballs to the center of each mum blossom.  Then glue the mum covered ball to the top of the dowel.
  6. Embellish the dowel with bead garland and add chenille stem antennas to the top of the topiary.

Tip: Decorate a clay pot to use in place of gift box or take-out container.

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