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From candy corn jars to tiny spider lights, these spooky and adorable accents will have your guests ooh-ing and ahh-ing. Consider them the perfect opportunity to host a get-together with friends and get crafty— or to finally have a reason to buy mini pumpkins. 

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DIY Monster Book of Monsters

Hi there!

Only three more weeks until Halloween! It’s hard to believe I started planning this Harry Potter-themed Halloween party in mid-August. But it’s given me plenty of time to do some fun projects for the party, including my very own DIY Monster Book of Monsters to add to my living room, a.k.a. the Hogwart’s dungeons.

I largely followed this tutorial that was easy and very instructive. I would definitely recommend following that tutorial for this project! Below is the process through my photos.

I got my fur from Joann Fabric. BE WARNED: this fur shed like crazy, so be careful when picking out your materials!

I traced the eye-hole on the box and did not hot glue the fur to that section so I could cut it out later.

I printed some book pages from Shutterstock and cut out some stripes and taped it to the sides of the box.

I bought some polymer clay from Michaels ($2ish) for the mouth.

Sooo I burned the heck out of these teeth (I cooked them for 30 minutes instead of 15–whoops!), but I think they turned out OK regardless–the black and brown made it look even grosser and dirtier.

I just used hot glue to stick them to the sides of the box.

The fur was looking a little long, so I trimmed it up a bit.

And there you have it! Your very own DIY Monster Book of Monsters. I got a suggestion to find some kind of vibrating dog toy and throw it in the box so it’ll move and creep people out! Enjoy!