This QUICK project is sure to add a dash of spooky, yet adorable charm to your Halloween decor. Can be added to wreath, homemade webs, alongside your tabletop decor. Let’s spin your creative webs and get crafting this fun Halloween project.
Time to complete: 25 minutes
- 7 inches Unfinished Oval Wooden Plaque
- 5 inch Unfinished Wood Oval Beveled Edge Plaque
- 16 Gauge Black Plated Copper Wire
- 40mm Googly Eyes
- Black Multi Surface Satin Acrylic Paint
- Mini Trigger-Fed Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
- Wire cutters
- Beacon – 527 multipurposed glue
Let’s grab your supplies, channel your inner artist, and let get crafting!
Step 1: Choose your color
To start off, i chose to paint my plaques black for the spiders body.
Step 2: Add some character
Once dried, I came in with a fine grit sandpaper around the beveled edges on each plaque. This helps add that character so it’s not just that plain black.
Step 3: Gluing together
Here i came in with the Beacon multi glue and the hot glue gun. I put a good amount of the Beacon 527 in the lower center. Then i came in with the hot glue gun can made a arch around the 527 glue to help hold while that multi glue dries. This all helps and add extra hold.
Step 4: Let’s add the eyes
I grab the 40mm googly eyes and hot glued them to the smaller plaque.
Be careful not to touch the gun to the eye, because it will melt the backing quickly. I learned the hard way.😝
Step 6: Creating the legs
I used the 16 gauge black craft wiring and cut 8 pieces that were about 5 inches.
Start bending the legs into the shape you wish. I bent them in the shape of a ‘seven’ with a little ledge on the top for gluing and then curled the bottom.
Lastly, Lets glue on the legs. I grab my hair dryer to help speed up the drying time.
Before i glue them in place, i laid them on the table and place underneath the spider to help get my placements. Start with the ones closer to the face and then go up.
*Please not that the wire might get hot if you are holding close to the area of adding the hot glue to.