06 October 2010

Creepy Spider Wreath

In case you haven't already put up a wreath this season, here's one I made this week.
It came together pretty fast and I used stuff I had on hand at my house and leftover from last year's decorations.

I originally found my idea here, but I've made some changes. 
I like mine better of course :)

You'll need Spanish moss, a wreath, glue gun and sticks, plastic spiders, cobwebs, twine, silver spray paint, a small plaque, silver glitter, and black paint.
I found everything at either Wal-Mart or the Dollar Store.

 This was tricky. I didn't love the font in the original tutorial, so I went online and downloaded a spookier one I liked better. I sized it how I liked it, printed it, and transferred it to my painted, glittered, and dried plaque using a method I found here. If you have a fancy schmancy Cricket, you could just use vinyl.

Attach the moss, spiders and cobwebs. Instead of using Mod Podge to attach glitter, I used spray adhesive.
My favorite glitter on earth is from Martha Stewart. It's super fine, so it doesn't look so chunky. 

I used those little spider rings you can buy because I got more bang for my buck, and I liked to look of the smaller ones better than the big ones.
You can just cut the ring part away with scissors.

Also, a trick with the cobwebs is to spread them out super thin.
I think it looks better than huge cotton looking pieces. (As you can tell, I'm very particular about my spiderwebs :)

 The back ain't pretty, but it gets the job done.


There you go!
Hang, and wait for all your neighborhood kids to admire your crafty skills.

2 comments:

  1. oh yay yay yay! welcome aboard!

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  2. Man, I'm happy you're here! :) Mary this is soooo cute!

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