Mini-Monster Fun

Everybody loves a friendly monster, right?
We sure do here in the Artsy House!
Which is why when Little Crafter saw this project on Pinterest {mini-felt monsters in matchbox beds!}, he immediately wanted to do it!
Here’s how you can make your own mini-monster friends!
MINI-MONSTERS
Materials:
felt {we used blue and red}
thread and needle
googly eyes
polyfil or other stuffing material
scissors
craft glue
small box {matchbox or jewelry box}
STEP 1: Cut out two pieces of whatever monster shape you like.  You can freehand it or draw a little pattern first.  Make sure it will fit in your box!
 STEP 2: Thread your needle and hand stitch around the edges, sewing the two pieces together.  Leave the bottom open.  We used matching thread, but I think a contrasting color would be fun too!
{Believe it or not, LC even helped with this part…I’d stick the needle through, then let him pull.  Imagine how tricky it was to get a pic of this while holding the monster and being the safety police too!}
STEP 3: Stuff that monster!
STEP 4: Sew the bottom closed.
STEP 5: Glue on eyes, mouth, and whatever else you want.
Here’s our finished monster!  Then it was time to make him a bed!  We didn’t have a matchbox on hand, so we were using a little red jewelry box.
We just lined the bottom of the box with felt, then made him a little red felt blanket.
Now, he’s a snug as a…well, snug as a monster in a box!
Here’s a pic of the original project…you can see the variety of shapes you can use as well as the different face ideas over at Molly Moo.  Hers even have diapers…heehee!
Pinned Image
We had all the materials for this project on hand already, and it took us less than half an hour {it would have taken even less time if I hadn’t had my little helper, but then what’s the fun in that?!}.
What about you?  What would YOUR monster look like?
Don’t forget, starting Thursday, I’m going to be posting a Grow Your Blog Series…hope to see you then!
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17 comments on Mini-Monster Fun

  1. Kara
    February 28, 2012 at 1:26 PM (3 years ago)

    This is way too cute, Amy!

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  2. Adrianne
    February 28, 2012 at 2:48 PM (3 years ago)

    So cute. I cannot wait until my daughter can craft along. :)

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  3. Four Marrs and One Venus
    February 28, 2012 at 4:17 PM (3 years ago)

    Oh Amy– love this! And love the fact that your little monsters hands helped make this!! So cute! What an awesome idea!

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  4. Lindzena
    February 28, 2012 at 6:32 PM (3 years ago)

    What an adorable idea! I might have to look into something like this with my nieces and nephews. :)

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  5. I am LOVD
    February 28, 2012 at 6:40 PM (3 years ago)

    You may be starting a new trend!

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  6. One Artistic Lady
    February 28, 2012 at 8:57 PM (3 years ago)

    This is so cute!! I’m going to do this with my son! Thx for sharing! :)

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  7. AbsoluteMommy
    February 28, 2012 at 8:59 PM (3 years ago)

    This is adorable!! Hope I can follow your lead and make some monsters for my girls!!

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  8. Grandma
    February 28, 2012 at 10:02 PM (3 years ago)

    Such a cute little monster…love the bed…

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  9. Katie @ Pincushion Creations
    February 29, 2012 at 2:48 AM (3 years ago)

    This is adorable!! My son is a little too young for this right now, but I am definetly putting it on my “to-do in the future” list :) Would LOVE to have you share this on my “Homemade By You” link party tomorrow ( Wednesday)

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  10. Smallgood
    March 2, 2012 at 8:37 PM (3 years ago)

    These would be so cute for making based on kid’s illustrations or to act out a story. You did a great job.

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  11. Didi
    March 5, 2012 at 6:01 PM (3 years ago)

    I can’t believe how simple this is! I love the little monster bed. You can tuck in all of the monsters into their beds, and put them under your child’s bed. No more fear of under-the-bed monsters…they’re all cozy and sound asleep. :-)

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  12. SArah
    March 5, 2012 at 7:50 PM (3 years ago)

    So cute! Just got my girl a dollhouse and I’ll bet some little monsters would be a fun addition!

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  13. Natasha Mairs
    March 5, 2012 at 9:32 PM (3 years ago)

    would love it if you could share this on my link party

    Natasha xx

    serenityyou.blogspot.com

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  14. Shannon
    March 6, 2012 at 4:08 PM (3 years ago)

    Those are the most adorable things ever. I’m going to have to make some and mail them to my friends as happy post-surprises.

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