Microfibre Monsters {Crafty October}

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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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16316248695104238295 BeanBugCrafts

    These are SO Cute!! I’m having a monster mash Halloween party and these would be so cute as decorations. I’m going to have to look for the microfibre sponges at the store now! Thanks for sharing, pinning this for sure. Found your post from the Lil Luna Linky party!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02786732761856671353 Michelle {The Purple Pumpkin Blog}

      Thank you! They were such a fun and easy decoration to make – I hope you find some microfibre sponges and are able to make them too! Would love to see them when you do! Your party sounds like it is going to be a load of fun! Going to go and take a look at your blog now and subscribe so I don’t miss when you post about it!!

      xoxo

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05064924692767548756 Carrie

    Very creative and fun. Love you idea.

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02786732761856671353 Michelle {The Purple Pumpkin Blog}

      Thanks Carrie – glad you like it!

      xoxo