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I’m back with another Halloween DIY for you guys as part of my “HALLOWEEN WEEK” of fun crafts & DIY’s. As I mentioned in yesterday’s post I’ve made it a point to post as many Halloween Posts over the next seven days as I can. Now this may mean one post a day or one post every couple of days deposing on what time permits. Do you like how I’m even using orange to highlight the links in my Halloween posts? I know, clever right 😛 haha.
I’ll get straight into it.
Today’s Halloween post is all about creepy, crawly spiders once again. I made this DIY Spider Family Halloween Wreath a couple of days ago and made it a whole family to represent each one of us. Locky loved it. He goes thought them “Mummy spider, Daddy spider, Locky spider, Cooper spider”. He points at them from largest to smallest and gets very excited that each one of the spiders represents a member of our family. I must say it’s quite adorable. I didn’t add our names on the wreath but I’m tempted to add little labels under each spider with each of our names. For now though, this is how it looks and I’m happy with it.
This is a simple project and one the whole family can sit down and do together with of course much caution when using a hot glue gun around small children. In yesterday’s blog post I showed you how to make the Pinecone Spiders, follow those steps to make your spiders then you can move on to assembling the wreath.
To recreate this DIY Spider Family Wreath you will need:
1. Styrofoam Wreath (of your preferred size)
2. White ribbon either shiny or matte to cover the entire wreath. (I used just under 2.5 metres for a 14 inch wreath)
3. Orange ribbon as the alternate colour. (You need less of this ribbon. I used about 1.5 metres)
4. Pinecone Spiders (find tutorial here) or store purchased spiders of your choice. Enough to represent each member of your family.
5. Pattern ribbon for handing the wreath. (I chose a think polkadot ribbon but you can choose thick, think, patter, plain and whatever colour you feel looks best)
6. Hot Glue
*If you are doing this activity with young children please always make sure there is adult supervision and help.
The instructions are really easy as you have already done all of the work creating your Pinecone Spiders before assembling your wreath. If you don’t want to make your own spiders you can use store purchased spiders which will make this project even easier.
1. Make your desired number of Pinecone Spiders.
2. Using hot glue, glue the white ribbon on to the back of the wreath and wrap around tightly until completely covered. Glue down the other end of the ribbon to the back of the wreath to hold it all in place.
3. Repeat step 2 but this time with your orange ribbon making sure to keep the distance between the orange ribbon wide so that you can see both white and orange alternating colours.
4. Tie the ribbon you are using to hang your wreath at the top of your wreath and make a bow at the top so you can hang it. If you wish to leave it without a bow like I did you can do this also.
5. Once you have completed gluing all your ribbons in place then choose the areas where you want to place the spider family members and hot glue them down to keep them in place.
6. (Optional step) – You can also add small name labels to match your wreath with each family member’s name for older kids to enjoy. They can write their names on small pieces of card and glue under their little spider.
Pretty easy huh? I think so!
I know, I know… my Autumn/Fall front door decorations are lame…haha. These are my inside pumpkins. I haven’t purchased outdoor decorations for Autumn as my main focus right now is Cooper’s birthday Party which is next week! But I wanted to show you guys the wreath on my front door.
My backyard is looking so pretty right now with all the leaves on the trees turning yellow. Such a gorgeous time of the year and I’m loving every second of it. My front door is actually on the side of the house so it’s a very pretty view when you walk to the front door and you see this beautiful lush backyard right there. AND I still have roses. Gah, I love them and how they grow up the wall. So pretty. Will miss all the leaves and flowers through the winter months though winter is so beautiful here also.
And of course I couldn’t help but take a photo of my miniature pumpkin collection and show you. I have a lot more scattered throughout the house but these are some of the the ones I used in the front door photo. Love how different and cute they all are. I have a love for anything miniature size. I’m serious. I’ve always wanted a female teacup pig that I can name Martha. Haha. I don’t know why but one day I will get her!
That’s enough rambling from me today.
Have you made a wreath before? If so, what have you made in the past or recently?