Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Blogoween: Easy DIY Spider Webs

Want to decorate for Halloween but don't like super spooky stuff? I have a DIY for you. And it's so easy even children can make it! Seriously, the blog I found it from (see the post here!) called it a craft for kids. See how I created mine below!

halloween diy spiderwebs

Often when I post any of my artsy stuff online (which isn't often, but still), I hear the girls in my life say how they wish they had the skills to do the same. I believe that with patience and practice, anyone can do all the things I do, but, in case you're not confident in your DIY skills just yet, I made this year's Halloween crafts easy and affordable. That way, no one has reason not to do them - unless they just don't want to.

Crafting

For these spider webs, you need:
  • Ice cream sticks (you'll need 3 for one web, so decode how many webs you want to make and multiply it by three to count how many sticks you need)
  • Paint & brush - unless your sticks come in color you want the webs to be
  • Glue (I used basic crafting glue)
  • Scissors 
  • Yarn (I used paper one but you can use knitting yarn if you want something that's bit easier to handle)
And that's it. Simple supplies and even an excuse to eat ice cream, haha. Although I personally bought my sticks from a craft store.

ice cream stickspainted sticks

I started off by painting the ice cream sticks white with acrylic paint, and let the paint dry.

core

Then, I started gluing the sticks together to create the bases for the webs. At this point, they look like snowflakes. Which makes me think that maybe this craft could also be adjusted into a Christmas one. I'm sure someone out there has done it.

spider webs diy

When the glue had dried, I took the yarn and started wrapping it around the sticks. Now, for proper instructions on how to wrap the yarn, I ask you to refer the original blog post as it was explained so well I rather give the credit to them. I noticed this would be tons easier with knitting yarn than with paper one, but the paper one gave me the aesthetic I wanted. If you use knitting yarn, you can space the yarn closer to itself with every layer which gives more authentic look. But I was going for cute and papery.

diy spiderwebs

Tie up the end of the string when you're happy with your wrapping and voilá, you're done. Add spiders for a complete look. (I happen to have paper ones I can add to these when hanging them up in the house.)

Have you planned on doing any Halloween DIYs? Let me know in the comments!

That's it for today, but don't forget to check back tomorrow for another Blogoween post! Also, you can follow me on Instagram to get notified when I post - I'll be telling when the new posts are up on my stories as well as on my profile/feed! (I'm @silvertigo, in case you don't already follow me) And for extra Halloween cuteness, follow our cat @blackkittymiro for daily black cat pics! I'll see you tomorrow in my next post.

Have a lovely day ♥

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