Want to add a spooky touch to your indoor halloween decorations? Here’s how to make a faux carnivorous plant for Halloween!
Halloween is such a fun holiday to decorate for her because she can really be silly and do things she wouldn’t normally do.
This year I decided to go with a carnivorous plant theme for our mantle in our living room. I was originally inspired by the giant carnivorous plant pumpkins, but wanted some thing on a smaller scale to sort of fill in some of the empty spaces on the mantle.
When I was popping around Pinterest, I landed on this HGTV tutorial, and had to make my own version.
To be honest, I was shocked at how easy these were to make and how cute they turned out.
I really wish I had made about two dozen of them to make a really giant bushy plant.
You could also put these on sticks and stick them into actual house plants that you have as a cute little pick for the holiday season.
Whatever you wanna do with him, these are so cute and make such a fun Halloween decoration or craft idea.
How to make a faux carnivorous plant for Halloween
Here’s how easy it is to make this mini carniverous plant!
- 3″ foam balls
- Vampire teeth
- Serrated knife
- Hot glue
- Green paint
- Red paint
- Green spray paint
- Pot or vase
- Floral foam
- Faux moss
Steps to make it:
- Use a serrated knife to very carefully cut a pie slide out of each of your foam circles. Be very, very careful.
- Place your vampire teeth inside to be sure it’s cut wide enough and adjust as necessary.
- Paint the inside of each ball red and the outside green. Allow to dry.
- Use hot glue to attach the teeth inside the ball.
- Take sticks and decide on the desired height of the finished plant. Break sticks to appropriate length, one per plant.
- Spray paint sticks green, rotating to get full coverage. Let dry.
- Use hot glue to attach each plant ball to a stick stem. Let dry.
- Add floral foam to a pot or vase.
- Gently stab each stick stem into the floral foam, angling to give the plant dimension.
- Top the foam with faux moss to cover it up
- Optional – hot glue leaves onto the stems for added dimension.
- Place on your mantel or tabletop and enjoy!
How are you decorating for Halloween?
Hello, I’m Morgan, half of the creative force behind CharlestonCrafted.com! With a passion for DIY that dates back to 2012, I’ve transformed three homes and now I’m dedicated to helping others craft their dream spaces. Let’s turn your house into a home together!