EVERYONE, I mean EVERYONE needs a monster face porch right? This is so cute I could leave it up all year (if Christmas wasn’t my jam of course).
I clicked the link to go to the site and check out the monster face porch tutorial – and nothing.
Just the same photo with a bunch of ads surrounding it.
Given that the genius that created this didn’t post a tutorial, I thought it’s only fair that I attempt it and then post mine.
Plagiarizing the idea, but not the technique.
Kind of fair?
Okay – but to your benefit when you see how easy creating a monster face porch is.
I measured out the distance between the pillars on my front porch.
I didn’t want to use a sheet of wood to make this
1. because I wasn’t sure it was going to turn out and
2. because I didn’t want to have to store another large decoration.
I did have a roll of paper?
I folded it on itself 4 times and lightly glued down the layers.
I then folded those layers in half and sketched out how I wanted the teeth to look.
Once I had what I wanted for my monster face teeth I cut it out.
Open it up and you’ll see you have two equal sides of the mouth.
I duct taped along the top edge… I knew that the foundation paper wouldn’t withstand the damp weather, but I thought a few rows of tape on either side would help to reinforce the areas that would be attached to the brick.
Then I added a couple of coats of paint:
I did use wood for the eyes – this part of the face was going to be on the outside of my front porch, so it would have to be stronger to withstand rain etc.
I lucked out and found a scrap piece in the garage that would fit two eyes – and as a bonus, it was already painted!
Hubby cut them out for me and I added the green iris and the black pupils by tracing out two different sized Tupperware bowls. (so my circles would be equal and perfectly round)
I just added the black outline to the teeth to make it stand out a bit more.
In the original Pinterest photo, the person actually drew between the monster face porch teeth, but I wasn’t sure it was necessary. (or that I wouldn’t ruin what I’d done so far)
I made a few extra eyeballs for my ferns as well:
Hubby hung the eyeballs for me with a couple of tap-con screws and voila!
|Maddie’s pretending she’s been eaten.|
I love it!
Thank you to whomever posted the original pic – with this cutie bringing my front porch to life, I can’t help but get excited about decorating for Hallowe’en.
|Made From Pinterest|
|A Bowl Full of Lemons|
Have a great one!