Odd Little Creatures

How wonderfully disturbing to greet your guests with these odd little creatures lurking in your entrance. They were inspired by a exhibition I saw, pictured below, by Annette Messager, where she explored the idea of covered things which are half hidden and half revealed. Perfect for Halloween.

Les Piques by Annette Messager. Centre Pompidou, 2009.


  • black knee high stockings
  • white styrofoam balls
  • bamboo stakes or similar
  • black pipe cleaners
  • pencil
  • scissors


1. Place a styrofoam ball inside a black knee high stocking. Use scissors to cut out a few strategically placed holes to make the eyes and mouth. The holes you cut should be quite small, because once you let go, they become larger than expected.

2. Attach the stocking by wrapping it around the top of a bamboo stake and making a knot. Wrap some black pipe cleaners around a pencil to create a swirly spiral shape and attach as many as you want to the top of the stake. You can make a number of these to line your walkway or decorate entrance pots, so visitors will be appropriately welcomed on Halloween. All materials are easily found at dollar stores.



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27 responses to “Odd Little Creatures

  1. these could be right out of a tim burton movie!

  2. I have to agree…those are odd. But kinda cute in a creepy kinda way. Cape on the corner is right…they remind me of the Boogedy from Nightmare before Christmas. 🙂

  3. They are definitely up Tim Burton’s alley. Creepy in a super way!

  4. I love these quirky little guys! Even though they are not threatening, they are still unsettling!

  5. LOVE them!!! Something else to help me use up those orphaned and abandoned socks!

  6. Very cool and just a little scary too!! 🙂

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  7. Those are odd, but kind of cute, too!

  8. They are great. I wonder if balloons inside black bin bags would work too.
    Thanks for sharing.

  9. Judi

    These are just delightful!

  10. What cute odd little creatures. Love them! Thanks for sharing your inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

  11. These are so cool. I would love some for my yard. Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday. Can’t wait to see what you share this week! Have a wonderful week.

  12. You are a STAR today! I’m featuring you over at I Gotta Create! Thanks so much for linking up at the party. Your STAR button is ready for you 😉

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  14. This post was featured on Eat Make Grow today! Thanks so much for linking up and sharing such a fun ans spooky project! I was actually going to pick it as my Host’s Pick but it got the most clicks, too. I hope you’ll stop by, grab a Featured Blogger button, and link up more fun stuff this week. http://www.hideousdreadfulstinky.com/2012/10/eat-make-grow-thursday-11.html

  15. These are really cute little guys. Thank you so much for sharing with Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party last week. This weeks Link Party is opened at
    from Wednesday until Sunday.
    Hope to see you there.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above

  16. Oh, what a neat and different decoration!! I love it! Thank you so much for sharing at Sharing Saturday!!

  17. These are so perfect for Halloween! Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent. 🙂

  18. These remind me so much of Tim Burton. I pinned them also 🙂

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