DIY Creepy Monkey Plush

It’s the premise of so many horror films and nightmares:  a toy coming to life as an evil creature.  There’s something about the dark that makes beloved toys suddenly seem ominous and creepy.  To play off that fear, I thought it would be entertaining to make Halloween decor that was creepy but not gory.  It’s really simple to transform an innocent plush toy into a creepy Halloween demon.

Halloween monkey DIY

Project estimate:

  • Stuffed animal, on hand or $1
  • Vampire teeth, $1
  • Felt, on hand
  • Glue gun, on hand
  • Large rhinestones, on hand or $1

Total: $1 and up


Step one:  Open the vampire teeth and trace the outline on a piece of red felt.  Cut the shape out.

step 1

Step two:  Cut a slit on the plush toy’s face where the teeth will go.  Make the cut slightly wider than the vampire teeth.  Remove some of the stuffing.

step 2

Step three:  Fold the felt in half and insert in the cut area.  Stitch around the cut area to hold the felt in place.

step 3

Step four:  Insert the vampire teeth in the mouth, and use hot glue to hold them in place.

Creepy Plush DIY

My cute sock monkey has suddenly transformed into a monster!  To “up” the creepy factor, I glued rhinestones over his eyes.  I think I’ll make a few more like this to make a scary Halloween display.  This would also make a fun prop for a Halloween costume!  Would you want to snuggle with this creepy monkey?  :)