Monster door cover

Disguise your door with a truly monstrous cover in a matter of minutes.

YOU'LL NEED

  • Eye template (click to download pdf)
  • Printer and 10 sheets plain white paper 
  • Scissors 
  • Measuring tape 
  • 4 to 6 yards black fake fur (find at fabric or craft stores), depending on door size 
  • Transparent tape
  • White marker or crayon 
  • 10 sheets 8½" x 11" paper in neon colors 
  • Duct tape
  • 1 or 2 sheets black construction paper
  • Double-sided tape 
  • 8 3M Command strips
  1. Download template; enlarge to various sizes (largest is 400 percent), then print. Cut out eyes from white paper.
  2. Measure door; cut fur to size.
  3. Place fabric, fur side down, on flat surface. Position eye templates on back of fabric (leaving room to accommodate door handle); temporarily tape in place.
  4. Outline each eye template on back of fabric with marker; remove templates and discard. Use scissors to cut out eyes. Discard any fur that sheds.
  5. Cover back of each eye opening with neon paper; secure with duct tape. Turn fabric over, fur side up. Cut circles for pupils from black paper, varying size and shape for each eye. Use double-sided tape to secure a pupil to each neon eye.
  6. Trim edges of fur to make ragged. Use fingers to fluff fur.
  7. Turn over so nonfurry side faces up. Apply two strips of duct tape along top edge near each corner; repeat along bottom edge. Apply two strips of duct tape along each side edge. Apply 3M Command strips on top of each strip of duct tape. Holding top edge of fur, position over door. Press to securely adhere.
  8. Cut a hole in fabric to accommodate door handle.