Thursday, September 1, 2016

DIY Cousin It

I absolutely love the old Addams Family TV series.  My favorite character was Cousin It.  I have been wanting to make a Cousin It for my Halloween decorating for many years now, and finally did.  I love how it turned out and it was so cheap to make.

What you need:
2-6 Hula Skirts (depending on how thick they are, I used 3 but decided I needed a 4th)
48" X 52" Chicken Wire
A Hat
Sun Glasses
Gloves for protection
Wire or Zip Ties

Put on your gloves so you don't cut your hand on the chicken wire.

Roll out your chicken wire and cut off about 4 1/2 feet.
I used bricks to hold down the chicken wire while I cut it.

Once cut, roll it to make sure it's the size you want.

We made it more cone shaped for a more realistic look.
Just make sure your hat fits.

We just used some wire we had lying around the house, I think it's to hang pictures.

  I first bent the chicken wire around itself to hold it together and hide the sharp edges.
My daughter then strung wire with needle nose pliers through it to hold it together.
My hubby recommended zip ties after we finished. So, the choice is yours.

Stand up your cone shaped chicken wire.
Double check the hat fits.

Tie the hula skirts around the chicken wire, at least two skirts per row.

Put on your hat and sunglasses.
If you want you can trim him up a little.

Have Fun and Have a Happy Halloween!
We'd love to hear how your Cousin It turned out.

If you loved this project, you might also like:

Creepy Doll

dollar store halloween decorations