(Sort of) Handmade Halloween…SPIDER!

While I’m more than willing to spend a lot of time and effort decorating my house for Christmas, for some reason I just can’t get it together for Halloween even though I love a good haunted house.  Usually we just throw a few pumpkins on the porch and then process them after the holiday for pies and soup, but this year I thought I’d try something a little more fun…as long as it was still easy, cheap and fast!   I bought a fairly ugly gigantic spider on Amazon and then basically just made it look a little better with glue and paint.  I love the ridiculous scale of it on the house!  After we hung it, we realized it needed a little something more, so we grabbed some cobwebs from the drugstore and abracadabra, our house is home to pretty creepy monster spider! 

Out of the box, the spider was basically just a boring lump of fur with red eyes!

I slathered on a bunch of white glue with my hands, leaving the tips of the legs furry and then shaped fangs out the sticky fur bits in front.

Once the glue was dry, I used red, brown and white acrylic paint to add some dimension and a classic black widow hourglass.

We hung the spider from kite string and used mounting putty to keep the feet in place. We draped basic cobwebs from a drugstore from the roof and trailed them down onto our pumpkins to create a complete look.

BOO!

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2 responses to “(Sort of) Handmade Halloween…SPIDER!

  1. I love it! It looks amazing with all the cobwewbs 🙂

  2. The shot with that monster over the doors with the pumpkins is amazing.

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