Halloween Spider Hack
I am the classic procrastinator, but, in my defense, my best inspirations come in the 9th hour. Such as it is with this Halloween season. I hadn’t planned to switch up the interior decorating given that we would not be hosting any events here this season, but that last-minute light bulb went off, and now I’m adding a little vignette to our display.
I was pretty excited about this new display since I already had most of the pieces required. Various skulls and bones and all manner of spooky things, but, unfortunately, I couldn’t seem to find any creepy crawlies in my stash. So, some shopping was in order.
Few things are better than spotting the perfect little spooky something at a super-affordable price, so I was excited to find these large, brown spiders at my local Dollar Tree.
These are as big as my hands and look plenty creepy, but I thought I might be able to spice up these spiders a bit more. So, I grabbed some faux fur and my hot glue gun and went to work.
First, cut a triangle (approximately 3″ ish) from the faux fur. (See Let The Faux Fur Fly for tips on cutting your faux fur.)
Next, glue the faux fur along the center where your spider’s main body and the abdomen meet.
Take a corner on one side and pass it between the two back legs to the underside and glue. Repeat on the opposite side.
Finally, glue down the remaining faux fur to your spider’s abdomen.
Now your spider is all decked out to be super creepy just in time for Halloween.
To see an alternate version of this Halloween spider hack, be sure to watch the step-by-step video.