DIY Giant Spider Web
For this Halloween month, I usually don’t really decorates our apartment. The thing is that Halloween isn’t as present in Switzerland as it is in the US. But an idea came to me and I wanted to try it: Create a giant spider web on our outside wall. This is a quick and easy way to decorate the wall of your house. Everybody can see my spider web so I can expect to see children ringing at my door on Halloween night.
PS: I try to write in english but it isn’t my first language. Sorry if you find some mistakes.
Look at my little video below on how to realize the spider web. I used black crocheted wire “Hooked Zpagetti” (which I found at Coop DIY (in Switzerland)).
And to hang each end of this wire to my wall, I simply used adhesive tape. This scotch is convenient because it holds enough to keep the spider web in place and it will be easy to remove it without leaving a trace on the wall.
To do the spider, follow these steps:
You will need (I found all at Coop DIY (in Switzerland)):
- Black and magenta (or red) acrylic paint
- A paintbrush
- A hot glue gun
- A large ball
- A small ball
- Black caterpillar wire
- Mod Podge (optional)
Begin by sticking together, the two balls with the hot glue gun.
Paint everything in black. Once it’s dry, you can make a second layer of black paint. I used a round cookie cutter as a support, so that the ball does not roll around while I was painting.
If you wish, you can put a layer of Mod Podge to protect your black paint (once dry, the Mod Podge becomes clear).
And to be a little more scary, I painted a magenta form on the back of the spider, a bit like a black widow spider:
It remains only to hang her legs. For that glue the black caterpillar wire between the two balls with the hot glue gun. And beware: she has 4 legs on each side 😉
And finally, hook your spider to your spider web. To do this, I still use a small piece of black crocheted wire Zpagetti that I rolled around her neck and hook on the spider web. Then roll the end of the legs around the other wire (of the spider web). To give her, a more realistic 3D effect, fold each legs in its half. By doing this, the leg goes away from the body of the spider and then returns towards the spider web. Look at the picture below to see how the legs are folded (I put them in the red, so you can see better):
… Oops I forgot to draw a red leg on the right 😉 But you get the idea.
Et voilà, this is my simple Halloween decoration. I hope you’ll like it.