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


  • Stuffed animal (only $1 at Goodwill San Antonio)
  • Vampire teeth (New in package at Goodwill)
  • Felt
  • Glue gun
  • Large rhinestones

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

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

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


My cute sock monkey has suddenly been transformed into a monster!  To increase 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?  🙂  I know my kids won’t.  They actually made me take this toy out of the house because it freaked them out so much!

Looking for more fun DIY Halloween decor made with Goodwill San Antonio items?  Here are a few of my other tutorials:

Halloween Platter
DIY Costumes
Piñata Shoes

Disclaimer:  This is a sponsored post, but all ideas and opinions are entirely my own.




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