Friday, October 22, 2010

Spider Wreath

Halloween is on the way, which always puts me in a crafty mood. This spider wreath is perfect because it is light on the effort and heavy on the creepy. I was able to create the whole thing in less than an hour. A small disclaimer though, I live in Arizona so the spray paint only took a few minutes to dry. If you live in a more humid climate the project may take a little longer. On to the details....

Supply List
  • Grapevine Wreath (I used a small size but use any size you want)
  • Black Paint (preferably spray paint)
  • Glue Dots®
  • Plastic Spiders
  • Ribbon
  • Scissors

The Goods

Begin by spray painting the wreath black. Be sure to get in all the crevices and paint both sides. Allow the wreath to dry thoroughly before attaching the spiders.

Starting to get Creepy

Attach the spiders to the wreath using Glue Dots®. It looks best to attach them in random directions rather than all in one direction. I prefer to use a lot of spiders rather than just a few. Be sure to leave a gap where you can later attach the ribbon (if you choose to attach a ribbon for hanging.)  


Connect the ribbon by creating a loop at the top and secure using a Glue Dot®.

So Close to Completion

If you choose you can fasten the ribbon to the wreath using Glue Dots®. This will prevent the wreath from shifting.

Final Touches

Place a single spider on the ribbon as an accent.


Cool and Gross and Perfect
Your wreath is now ready to hang! Or to take artsy pictures of! Your call!

Full disclosure: I wrote this blog post while participating in the Glue Dots® design team.


Molly said...

That looks awesome! I'm definitely going to make a full sized one to hang on our front door!

Anonymous said...

So cool! Wish I would've seen this before we had our dd's halloween party. it would've been perfect. Great job.

Debby said...

Such an awesome idea. I love it.