Iron Craft Challenge #41 – Spider Wreath

Looks like I’ve got a bit of a spider problem!
Iron Craft Challenge #41 - Spider Wreath
I really can’t take credit for our new Halloween wreath, it was completely my husband Matt’s idea. Well ok, I take credit for the climbing spider. I love how this wreath looks just spiky and black until you get closer and realize it’s covered in spiders.
Iron Craft Challenge #41 - Spider Wreath
Supplies:

  • 12″ plasifoam wreath – this wreath is harder than regular styrofoam and rounded all around
  • Gray paint – I used some latex house paint I had left over
  • Plastic spiders, I bought bags of 100 at Target and used about 325
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • 1/2″ black velvet ribbon, length will depend on where you hang it
  • White thread
How to:
Paint wreath gray on all sides.

Iron Craft Challenge #41 - Spider Wreath Iron Craft Challenge #41 - Spider Wreath

Using hot your hot glue gun set, set on low if you have a dual setting version. Begin gluing spider on the front and as much of the sides as you can of the wreath. I experimented with glue for styrofoam and tacky glue for this, but hot glue is the way to go. The spider adhere almost immediately even on the uneven surfaces and other spiders.

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Once you have a single layer of spiders on the front and side, start layering in more spiders until you have as much grey covered as you liked.
Turn the wreath over. Glue the ends of the ribbon to the top of the wreath.

Iron Craft Challenge #41 - Spider Wreath

If you are hanging your wreath on a wall you don’t need to put any spiders on the back. I was hanging mine in front of a mirror, so I put a single layer of spiders on the back as well.

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To create the climbing spider, glue the end of a piece of white thread to the back of a spider. Glue the other end of the tread to the back of the wreath.

Iron Craft Challenge #41 - Spider Wreath

Add to you spooky Halloween display. If you make a spider wreath we’d love to see it on our Flickr group.

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5 Comments to Iron Craft Challenge #41 – Spider Wreath
    • Steff
    • I know they are plastic, I have the same spiders here waiting to be used. But this wreath still creeps me out… I might want to sleep with a light on tonight!

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    • Miss Kitty
    • Very cool! Thanks so much for sharing the “how to”s with us! Your wreath is elegant and spooky all at the same time. I saw it over on Pinterest.

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