The apartment is FULL to the brim.... completely oozing with Halloween goodness! But yet I keep going. I tell myself I will have more fun decor when we move into a house!
This project was definitely inspired by Little Man. Shocker. He inspires a lot of projects! Ever since I made the eensy weensy spider, Little Man has recognized and loved spiders. Normally, I probably wouldn't encourage this, but it's Halloween!! So I created this little spider topiary. This is a quick and easy project, and it's a kid-pleaser for sure!
Isn't he cute?! Come along with me, and I'll show you how to make one!
I started out with black sparkly yarn, a styrofoam ball, and spray adhesive to make the spider's body. You could use your hot glue gun instead of spray adhesive, too. I think the black sparkly yarn really gives the spider some "sparkling" personality!
Just start wrapping the yarn around and around the ball. I used spray adhesive, but I did start by hot gluing my center to give it a sturdy anchor before wrapping. The key to wrapping is tightness! Be sure not to leave any gaps between layers of yarn!
Once you're all done covering the styrofoam ball with yarn, it's time to give that spider some legs! I used 8 sparkling black chenille pipe cleaners. They stick easily into the styrofoam ball. I decided to make their legs curly, so I just wrapped them around a wooden dowel to give them some shape.
I found this fun bucket in the dollar section at Target. I secured a half wooden dowel into just a tiny square of styrofoam inside the bucket. I covered up the styrofoam with candy corn... what a fun fall treat! I can't get enough!
I wrapped the half dowel with bright Halloween ribbon, using mod podge to secure the whole thing. I just stabbed the dowel right into the spider's body.
I couldn't decide between button eyes and google eyes, so I used both! I used a bit of hot glue to secure them to the spider.
Normally, I'm not a spider fan, but this little guy just makes me smile! His curly legs are out.of.control, and I like it!! Little Man keeps pointing at it and giggling, too, so I think it's a success! He also keeps digging out the candy corn in the bucket and bringing them to me... hopefully we'll still have some left inside!!!
Make it a great week!