Microfibre Monsters {Crafty October}

Tuesday, 2 October 2012



It's day 2 of Crafty October here at The Purple Pumpkin Blog!

Today I have been making Microfibre Monsters!

Microfibre Monsters {Crafty October} at The Purple Pumpkin Blog

Microfibre Monsters {Crafty October} at The Purple Pumpkin Blog

How fun are these little critters? So cheap and easy to make (if you shop in the right places of course!)

I spotted three different coloured microfibre sponges in the Poundshop, which when I saw them, immediately thought of turning them into monsters for Halloween. I also bought some ping-pong balls from eBay. In all, about a fiver was spent! I also pulled a black permanent marker from my craft box, as well as my hot glue gun and wire. This was definitely a bargain, as I've seen these cloths/sponges in regular shops for over £5 each!

Microfibre Monsters {Crafty October} at The Purple Pumpkin Blog

So simple to make, and you could go wilder with them if you wanted, adding more features, but I just stuck with the googly eyes, since when I did add features I personally didn't like the look of them.

Microfibre Monsters {Crafty October} at The Purple Pumpkin Blog

I drew pupils onto the ping-pong balls to make eye balls and then stuck them in place with hot glue. The orange microfibre cloth was a hand-mitt, so it doubles up as a puppet :D

Microfibre Monsters {Crafty October} at The Purple Pumpkin Blog

Microfibre Monsters {Crafty October} at The Purple Pumpkin Blog

Microfibre Monsters {Crafty October} at The Purple Pumpkin Blog

For the green monster, I stuck on three eyeballs...

Microfibre Monsters {Crafty October} at The Purple Pumpkin Blog

Microfibre Monsters {Crafty October} at The Purple Pumpkin Blog

Microfibre Monsters {Crafty October} at The Purple Pumpkin Blog

And finally, for the blue monster, I pierced a hole in each ping-pong ball with a skewer (carefully!) and hot glued a length of wire into it. I then was able to push the wire down into the sponge to make springy eyeballs for this monster!

Microfibre Monsters {Crafty October} at The Purple Pumpkin Blog

Microfibre Monsters {Crafty October} at The Purple Pumpkin Blog

Microfibre Monsters {Crafty October} at The Purple Pumpkin Blog

I think they've come out great! I can't stop giggling at them, because I think they're hilarious (I'm easily amused!)

Microfibre Monsters {Crafty October} at The Purple Pumpkin Blog

Microfibre Monsters {Crafty October} at The Purple Pumpkin Blog

These would be great for a Monster Mash party - I hope you have fun making them!

As always, you can post your creations over at my current link party or on my Facebook Page. I also have a Pinterest board that you can pin to - just contact me michelle [at] the purple pumpkin blog [dot] co [dot] uk for me to add you to it!


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