How to make this creepy wreath in 15 minutes (even if you’re not crafty)
As if I needed more cobwebs. Every arachnid needs a web to call home this Halloween so invite these spooktacular spiders to your home to delight and disturb your family and friends.
This easy creepy crawly craft comes together in about 15 minutes but will give you the creeps all month long. I enjoy instant gratification when it comes to crafts and this one delivers. And if you’re careful and don’t use excessive amounts of paint and glue, you can even reuse the unpainted side of the grapevine wreath for another project. Unless you like spiders all year round, if that’s the case; you’re all set! I don’t judge.
Spooky Spider Wreath
What You’ll Need:
Grape vine wreath
Parchment paper – so the glue won’t stick
Spray paint in your choice of color – I used bronze
Hot glue gun with clear glue sticks
Bag o’ spiders
Colored ribbon to complement your paint color
Lay your wreath on the parchment and trace the inside circle of the wreath as a web template.
Now take the wreath outside to a well-ventilated area. Protect your surface and lightly mist the spray paint to give the wreath some highlights. Set aside to dry.
Meanwhile, using hot glue, create the spider web using your traced template on the parchment. In order to create infrastructure with the glue, imagine a clock face – you begin by making an X the full size of the circle from the 12-to-6 and the 3-to-9 o’clock positions. Now, starting in the center make a spiral working outward. Make sure the stream of glue is attaching where it meets the X and use thicker streams at the outside of the web for stability. Now, make another X on top of the spiral at the 2:30-to-8:30 and 10:30-to-4:30 positions.
Allow the glue to cool before attempting to remove from the parchment. Go get your wreath!
When the web is cooled, peel it from the paper and attach it to the back side of the wreath using dots of glue. Attach spiders with glue, placing them as you wish. I placed one in the center then placed more around the wreath.
I also took a few spiders and dangled them using thread and glue. Lastly, thread your ribbon through the top of the wreath to make a hanger. Decorate with bows of each color at the top of the wreath.
If you really want to startle your guests, dangle thread or filament from the ceiling just in front of the wreath so as they come for a closer look they feel the thread touching them.
It feels just like a spider web. They get to do the crazy “I just ran into a spider web” dance and a good time will be had by all.
Frugal Festivity contributed by Patti Diamond from Divas On A Dime – Where Frugal, Meets Fabulous! www.divasonadime.com Join us on Facebook at DivasOnADimeDotCom.