Spider Halloween Wreath
What is the first thing a mother does when she quits her corporate gig to stay at home with the kids? You might think the answer is “redecorate the house” or “get caught up on the countless neglected baby books.” Nope, not this mama. My very first project “post-retirement” was to make a big black spider Halloween wreath for our front door! My reason is really unclear, other than the fact that I have itched and longed for the days when I could craft and create along side of my precious little cherub-like children. This spider Halloween wreath is SO cool, easy to make and there are several things your kids can do to help.
Ok, let’s just get started because this spider Halloween wreath is a neighborhood favorite where we live – and I bet you will love it just as much.
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The step by step instructions are outlined in this picture. Let me just get something off my chest before we get started. This project taught me that it is called a “HOT glue gun” because the glue is REALLY REALLY HOT! It is NOT called “HOT” because you look “hot” using it! In case you were confused! I have burn marks on my fingers to prove my point! (The amateur hot glue gun slinger that I am!)
Step by step instructions:
(The list of supplies is detailed below)
- Paint the Styrofoam Wreath 10″X1-1/2″ with Black Acrylic Paint. This is a perfect job for little eager helping hands. I painted the wreath to prevent the green/ white foam color from shining through. Let it dry completely before you proceed.
- Cut the Glitter Felt 9″X12″-Black into 1.5″ strips. The width doesn’t have to be exact, just make sure you have enough strips to wrap the entire wreath. I cut 12 strips.
- Break out your Hot-Melt Glue Gun. Glue the first strip to the back of the wreath.
- Wrap the felt around the wreath, overlapping so there is full coverage.
- Secure the ends of each felt strip to the back of the wreath with a bit of the hot glue.
- You need two packages of Black Noodle Roonie Craft Wire. Cut each package into four even lengths. Put them aside for later use.
- Once the glue has dried, wrap the Black Glitter Tulle Spool loosely around the entire wreath. You will need to glue the beginning and the end of the tulle to the back of the wreath.
- Place four legs on each side of the spider. You will wrap the black craft wire from step # 3 around the wreath once and then let the rest of the leg hang down. Glue the leg to the back of the wreath.
- Last, but not least, glue the Giant Googly Eyes to the wreath. Use a generous amount of glue for this step.
- Once it is completely dry, cut a strip of the black glitter tulle and use it to hang the spider Halloween wreath on your over-the-door wreath hanger.
Supplies used for our spider Halloween wreath:
Styrofoam Wreath 10″X1-1/2″ (The wreath I used was green, but this one is the same size as mine.)
Giant googly eyes:
Giant Googly Eyes (I think every household should stock up on these giant googly eyes. The possibilities are endless! Googly eyes are all the rage in our house right now!)
Black glitter felt:
Glitter Felt 9″X12″-Black (I cut the felt into strips approximately 1.5″ wide, and wrapped it around the wreath. I chose “glitter felt” to give the spider Halloween wreath some depth and “life.”)
Black glitter tulle:
Black Glitter Tulle Spool (Consider yourself warned, this tulle sprinkles glitter EVERYWHERE, so craft at your own risk! Our four boys were new to glitter at this level, which made the project really fun for all of us.)
Black acrylic paint:
Black Acrylic Paint (I used this to paint the foam wreath, so the green/ white foam wouldn’t shine through.)
Black chenille wire:
Black Noodle Roonie Craft Wire (You will need two of these. Cut each package into four even legs. This was a great teaching moment for the kids: “ants have 6 legs, spiders have 8 legs!)
Hot glue gun:
Hot-Melt Glue Gun (This thing is AWESOME, but HOT HOT HOT… so use it with caution.)
I hope you love this spider Halloween wreath as much I do!
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Aw, this is such an adorable wreath AND I love how simple it looks to make. I think I could pull this one off. Pinning.
This is adorable! I want to make this with my kids!
I love this wreath! I’m sharing it on my Facebook page later this week! Here’s a tip to keep from burning your fingers next time, Tove. Keep a bowl of ice water near by, to plunge your fingers into if you get hot glue on them. It took me years to figure out this trick, and it’s saved me from some serious burns many times. 🙂
Mama in the Now says
You are a genius! I need to stick with you… getting those “under the nail” burns is NO FUN!