I’m getting this post up just by the skin of my teeth this week, as I’ve been traveling all day — through airports, rain and traffic –to get to Rhinebeck, NY for the Sheep & Wool Festival. Stay tuned next week, for pictures from the event!
In the meantime however, as self-respecting crafters, we must continue planning for Halloween. The holiday is creeping up on us, and so frankly, should our projects. Whip this wearable black widow up, and don a look that can be called nothing less than, haute horrifying!
2″ Styrofoam Ball
3″ Styrofoam Ball
4, Black, Thick & Think Pipe Cleaners
Scrap Piece of Tulle or Netting
Hot Glue & Gun
Black, Craft Paint
2, Decorative Brads or Small Buttons
1. Paint styrofoam balls; it may take several coats to cover. Before paint dries, sprinkle with black glitter. Let dry. Shake excess glitter off into the trash or onto a piece of newspaper.
2. Stick half of the toothpick into the center of smaller ball; push larger ball onto the 2nd half of the toothpick. The two balls will now be connected to create the spider body. If desired, add a dab of hot glue in between balls, for extra security.
3. Cut pipe cleaners in half and insert 4 pieces on each side of spider body, to create legs. Bend into shape.
4. Fance-up spider by tying a bow around the neck area (Wait, do spiders even have necks? Well, you know what I mean); glue on red jewels to the larger end of the body; stick or glue on brads or buttons to the head for eyes.
5. Cut 6-8″ circle of netting or tulle. Pinch at the center; use needle & thread to secure where you’ve pinched. Sew or hot glue netting bunch onto an elastic headband.
6. Hot glue spider onto be-netted headband. Place jauntily, or should I say, hauntingly on your head so that one of the legs creeps onto your forehead.