Thursday, November 8, 2012

Monsta wreaf

Ooga booga!

I could NOT get over this monster wreath when I saw it.  He reminded me of Sully from Monsters, Inc. and I wanted to cuddle it and yell at him, "kitty!"

Alas, I could not find a Sully-esque fur at the fabric store, so I went with my favorite color, purple.  And here's some information.  I wasn't expecting it, but fun fur is EXPENSIVE.  At least I think it's expensive.  Just over one yard (the rest of the roll, and they wouldn't do remnants) cost me $22 (and that was 10% on sale).  The buying of the supplies became kind of a PITA because I had to go to like 4 different stores.  Womp womp.

I tried using Sharpies to fill in the pupils and those ping pong balls sucked the life right out of them.  It was crazy!   Like, I could maybe get two eyes filled in and then the brand new Sharpie would be dead (like 3 of them!).  I ended up using one of those old giant felt tipped permanent markers, but not a Sharpie.

I was told to cut from the back of the fabric and stick close to the actual fabric (instead of just hacking into the fur).  This is good advice!  It helped save my carpet.

When hotgluing, I decided to close up the inner circle first.  This did two things.  One, it made me regret closing up the center first.  Second, it showed me that I didn't like the seam that was visible by just resting the two pieces together.  For the outer circle, I folded over 5-6 inches at a time and would glue it slowly across, folding over the two pieces so that no raw edge was showing.  This took quite a bit longer, but I think the finished product looks much better for it.  (I think a lot of this had to do with the fun fur being so dark.  The white seam was very noticeable compared with the dark purple.)  You can barely see the white seam here:

And the folded over seam here:

I'm very happy with it, and recommend it if you like the look!  Mine is filled with half plastic bags (I needed waaay more than I thought) and pages from a magazine.  This will mostly be an indoor decoration due to the rain here.


1 comment:

  1. I really like this and I agree it should probably be indoor, but I would like to make something like this for outdoor use. I wonder what fabric would be best for it.