For my daughter Em's second birthday we decided to go with a monsters and superhero theme. Em loves monsters and I really love the idea and concept of celebrating the primal animal creature that is generally outcast by society and misunderstood for its difference. Our family celebrates difference, so why not celebrate monsters? I also was super excited to celebrate and make room for the toddlers exploration of the "hero" archetype. We all have our own particular super strengths and I'm all for advocating the idea that we are all our own hero.
This is Offbeat Home's archive of monsters posts.
Maybe monsters under the bed aren't so cool, but what about on top? Offbeat Homie Sully gave us the heads up on this awesome DIY duvet cover from the blog JenThousandWords. Jen took her kid's artwork and traced it onto a duvet cover with a fabric marker. The results of this labour of love are super cute for kids and adults alike.
Halloween is a month long celebration for my group of friends, and one of the staples of October festivities is The Craft Project. This year our Halloween theme is "Monsters and Madmen," so our craft project involved creating monsters! Here's how we pulled it off…
The smarties over at DOIY Design are now selling this stupidly adorable Kawaii sticker set that turns your refrigerator into the cutest Kawaii monster ever seen in your kitchen. I just… seriously. Your fridge can have teeth. And wide-set eyes. And look like it wants to hug you! And there's even a video…
How about turning a hole in the knee into a monster mouth? I decided to patch my partner's jeans this way after spying this great idea on a social networking site. Here's my version of the monster-mouth knee-patch.
This week I've seen octopodes making a surge in popularity online, which is totally fine with me, cause I've been a long-time fan of cephalopods. I think every house could benefit from the grace and creepiness of an octopus.
I haven't decorated for Halloween at ALL — but I totally plan to. It's on the list for this weekend — and these ideas are the bullet points on that list.
Joshua Ben Longo makes monster rugs. They're about $3000, so start saving now. Made with felt, stuffing, and polymer clay, these pieces make me feel more imaginative about my entire home. Like, what if I do something CRAZY with the linen closet? kind of imaginative.
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