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Materials
Microfiber mitt
Food container with lid. It should be just about the size of your mitt.
Rocks or sand. Found in the crafts section or decor section.
Ping pong balls
Permanent marker. I used Bic fine tip black.
Pipe cleaner
Hot Glue and hot glue gun
Scissors
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How To (The basics)

1) Snip two holes at the top of the mitt and insert your pipe cleaner antenna

2) Cut elastic band away from mitt

3) Hot glue elastic to bottom of plastic container

4) Stuff plastic bag at the top of the mitt

5) Fill container with rocks or sand and close tightly (using glue if it seems it’s going to pop off)

6) Stretch mitt over the container stopping where the mitt slightly overlaps the elastic and the plastic filled head seems full. Glue in place.

7) Use permanent markers on ping pong balls to make eyeballs.

8) Hot glue ping pong balls to monster

Notes
You may not need to cut off elastic or if you do you may not need to glue it to the container. Pick a container that looks around the same size and shape of the mitt. If you are not afraid of a needle and thread you could alternatively just fill up the mitt with rocks and sew it shut. Your monster will slouch a bit more without the rigidness of the food container but a frumpy monster could be cute too! Buttons would be a really fun addition to this little guy in place of his bulging ping pong ball eyes.

Here I am blobbing (blog blabbing) about my love for monsters and I almost forgot to mention that this is my official entry for the He Vs. She Doorstop Challenge. Although Cliff’s door stop is interesting, I will still plea for your vote on my monster door stop. So If you like it please please please with sugar on top leave a comment. To be fair make sure you check out Cliff’s Jack Daniels Bottle Doorstop entry before you vote.

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This photo just screams caption contest doesn't it?

Craft on.


 

3 Responses to She Made A Dollar Store Door Stop Monster

  1. Sommer says:

    I love the doorstop and who wouldn’t think that its not cute? And all from the dollar tree makes it even better and without reading this I would have never guessed that you made it if I just seen a picture of it.

  2. John Aadam says:

    HAAAA . thats was fun … i made one of this and used to scared my doggiee

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