Monday, May 18, 2015

There's Nothing To fear When Your Monster Is Near


Oh yes, that's me petting a pet monster box :)

So it all started with me buying my son a new pair of shoes that came in a cardboard box like all shoes do. But this time I saw something in that ordinary cardboard box which was exciting to me because I needed a distraction. You see friends, I had lost my mojo. I was all crafted and crocheted out it seemed. I really needed this monster to fix that. And it worked! Once I started I couldn't stop...


I had at first decided it would be the "Book Of Monsters" from Harry Potter but once I got going I wanted it to be way more monstery than the one in Harry Potter so  the box got great BIG teeth I made from paper mache and a real fur pieces that I had rescued from the thrift
store and also a faux fur that I cut off of an old jacket.


I used pages from an old book to line the inside This is actually going to be a gift for my youngest son who has a b-day coming up and he LOVES old books and really loves this technique when I use it on other crafts so I know he'll love the inside of this box.



It's hard to believe that once was just an ordinary shoebox. One day  I'll do a tutorial. There's lots I'd love to show you like how I made the sides of the box to look like an actual book with pages but atm I don't have the energy or time. This box took me many hours over 3 days to make and all I want to do now is a whole lot of nothing! It's back to the grind tomorrow. It's the last evening of a long weekend here in Canada so I'll go and enjoy the little bit of daylight left, maybe go for a bike ride. Here's a couple more before I go...


So this guy is really going to be the "monster under the bed" because I have to hide him there until my son's birthday. So if my kids come running and yelling "THERE'S A MONSTER UNDER THE BED!!" I really won't be able to say it's all in their head :)

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed the pictures of my new pet monster. I think I'll name him Mojo

PS:
If you are interested in a tutorial please leave a comment.. if there's enough interest it'll motivate me to get started on one.





40 comments:

  1. yes please!!! I also want to make one...

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  2. the monster is beautiful , you have a wide creative streak

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  3. Oh my gosh ~ guuurl, you are skilled! If you don't make a tutorial for this I think there's gonna be an uproar ;)

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  4. tutorial pleeease <3

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  5. I would love to see this tutorial!

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  6. That is just amazing. I wish I was as creative as you. A tutorial would be fantastic.

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  7. Wow I just love this. I hope that you do a tutorial on this as I know someone who would love one of these.

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  8. You'd better start working on that tutorial!

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  9. Yes, that would be an interesting tutorial. Cute monster :)

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  10. Absolutely love this! Definitely interested in a tutorial!!

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  11. WOW Sharon! you surpass yourself everytime!! absolutely amazing!
    I think an in-depth tutorial is needed now lol xx

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  12. Love this and would love to see the tutorial. Perfect gift from Grandma to a Harry-Potter-fan-Grandson.

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  13. WOW! Your project has inspired me too. I have been crochet and crafted out too. Would love a tutorial.

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  14. So neat! A tutorial would be great!

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  15. I would love to know how it's done. Please make a tutorial!!! By the way I love your blog and my 4month old daughter and her 4 cousins love all the things I can make because of you ^^
    Thanks from France

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  16. This is so creepy yet fascinating at the same time! You are very creative and I love what you make, but I will not be making this one! (I hate spiders and this monster looks somewhat spider-like)
    I think I would scream if I saw this under my bed!
    Very clever.

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  17. Yes, please, would love to make one of these myself! Love your blogs, by the way.

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  18. Can you share the tutorial with us? please..

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  19. Brooke WilliamsonMay 20, 2015 at 7:38 PM

    A tutorial would be fantastic!

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  20. Very cool! I have seen tutorials for using an actual book, but if your like me I can't destroy a good book! Books are like a good friend! I would love to see how you did this.

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  21. So sweet, perfect gift form my child...your works are amazing and you're a blessing...please make a tutorial...thank you so much!

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  22. Yes Yes Yes!!! Tutorial PLEASE!!!!!

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  23. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Harry Potter - this would be awesome to make and place on my bookshelf................Tutorial Please

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  24. I would love to see a tutorial for this monster box..... We love decorating for Halloween and this would make a wonderful addition to our décor. Thank you for sharing your wonderful creativity with us.

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  25. Greater then great I love this beauty Please please make a tutorial

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  26. Brilliant. Most definitely a tute please 😄

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  27. Absolutely amazing, tutorial please. You're the master and us mere padawans !!!

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  28. what a wonderful job! Harry Potter was the first thing I thought of when I saw the picture - you've taken this to a fantastic level. I would love to see a tutorial

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  29. Please post a tutorial! I would love to give this to my grandson for his soon to come Harry Potter theme room. He just started to read the books.

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  30. Please I need this post tutorial asap.for my 6yrs old girl.please you have to save me ...

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  31. Would love a tutorial as I have 2 harry potter nutty children who would love this. It is just fantastic

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  32. I love books and I have to say your Monster Box is about the coolest thing I've ever seen! I can't imagine how you got the paper mache teeth to stay fixed in place without flopping around. You are such a talented person, I'm so jealous!

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  33. Oh yes PLEEEEZZZZZZEEE do a tutorial, I love the way you teach and he looks amazing!

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  34. So so unique absolutely LOVE THIS! it would be a shame if we couldn't have a tutorial!! But I would also say I think it's wonderful as one of a kind! :)

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    1. thanks so much!

      I will do a tutorial for sure. Oh, I've said that a few times now. Life keeps getting in my way but it's there in my mind, it will happen. I have all the things to get started.

      Thanks for the kind words, that means a lot :)

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