DIY 'Little Shop of Horrors' Audrey II Venus Flytrap

"Feed me, Seymour!" Welcome spooky season with an iconic man-eating plant from the 80s classic film Little Shop of Horrors. Made from a faux pumpkin and artificial greenery, this is one festive display you don't have to worry about wilting, and you can use it in future seasons, too. Perfect for your yard or porch, this life-sized Venus flytrap is sure to be a Halloween hit on the block!

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Things You'll Need

  • Faux green pumpkin

  • Knife or box cutter

  • Red and purple paint

  • Paintbrush

  • Toothpicks

  • White foam sheet

  • Scissors

  • Hot glue gun

  • 1/4-inch PVC pipe, 5-feet length

  • Green spray paint

  • Large planter pot

  • Floral foam

  • Faux leaves, vines, and long-stem flowers

  • Dried moss

Step 1

Use a sharp knife or box cutter to slice a faux green pumpkin in half lengthwise, but don't cut all the way through.

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Step 2

Paint red "lips" around the opening of the pumpkin, and paint the inside purple. Prop the pumpkin open with a toothpick on each side.

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Step 3

Spray paint a 1/4-inch PVC pipe with green paint. Let dry.

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Step 4

Fill a large planter pot with floral foam and stick the PVC pipe standing upright in the center.

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Step 5

Cut a small hole in the bottom of the pumpkin, and hot glue it on top of the pipe. Glue faux leaves to the back of the pumpkin "head." We first glued a layer of small oak leaves, followed by a layer of large hosta leaves.

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Step 6

Cut off the blooms from four or five long-stemmed faux flowers (we used birds of paradise).

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Insert the stems into the floral foam, and bend and shape them to look like "roots."

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Step 7

Fill the planter pot with large faux leaves (we used hosta leaves again), and then cover any visible floral foam with dried moss.

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Step 8

Wrap faux leafy vines around the "stem" to cover the PVC pipe.

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Step 9

Insert one of the flower heads that you cut off (we used a bird of paradise) inside the pumpkin to form a "tongue."

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Your life-sized Audrey II plant is all set to rock and roll for Halloween. But be careful—she bites!

Image Credit: Trisha Sprouse
Image Credit: Trisha Sprouse