Call me a traditionalist, but I like my Halloween to be spooky. Every year I look forward to opening the bin that holds our faux black crows, furry bats and creepy guaze fabrics. October is the best. The other day I made a few new pieces to add to the mix, including these long legged black widow spiders (using navy tights, orangey-red nail polish). They are currently spooking up our piano keys. See more pictures below, including a tutorial in case you want to make some of your own. Have a happy weekend! Follow me on Instagram and Twitter this week- I'll be on a fun blogging adventure over the weekend, heading down the California coast testing out Ford's new C-Max Hybrid. I'll let you know all about it when I get back!
1" and 2.5" syrofoam balls
Skewers or toothpicks
A pair of tights (navy or black)
Black pipe cleaners
Red nail polish
As you can see, you want to attach the two balls together with a pick, then cut a rectangle piece of the stockings. I just cut a 4" piece starting at the ankle and cut it open to make the rectangle. The styrofoam will stick to the tights, which make wrapping and tying off easy. Start with the head, tie off, then pull taut against the body, wrapping the ends around the neck and back, tying off to finish. Trim excess fabric. To make the legs, cut pipe cleaners in half. Each spider uses 4 pipe cleaners total. Bend them at the knee and foot. Use gold pins for eyes and paint a few coats of red nail polish on their backs.