Fancy an intricate spider web and a giant dark spider with reflective eyes that glow in the dark? It would make for a great Halloween decoration indeed and is something that works both indoors and outside. Halloween 2013 is not far off and now is the time to start preparing those scary decorations which will be in full effect come October 31st. While the pumpkin carvings and a deftly placed broom and a witch hat are great, there is nothing like a hazy spider web and a large black spider that suddenly comes to life when you notice those bright orange eyes!
DIY Halloween Spider Web
There are a couple of ways you can go on this one. You can either create that ultra-messy and intricately spooky look with a crazy web design or go for the more modern, clean and colorful look. It all depends on the theme that you are going for. In case you are preparing the web for a lovely indoor decoration, then the latter works best. The one showcased here is crafted from yarn and its maker went with fuchsia and purple for a trendy appeal (which are great picks this fall).
The first step is to pick the points where the skeleton arms of the web and this will determine the size of your spider web. Pick wider points if you wish to create a really large and complex design. From here on, you start with neatly adding the web rings to the basic outline.
Creating a spider’s web like this takes just a few hours and is a great DIY Halloween idea to share with your kids. For a detailed tutorial head over to Dana Made It, where we uncovered this tangled Halloween delight! Those who prefer a more creepy and classic old warehouse look on the porch or the front lawn can create the white mossy web with rope and stretchable poly rope.
DIY Giant Spider
Now that we have gotten the stylish indoor web out of the way, it is time for the giant desert spider in black to terrorize the arachnophobic souls who come on Halloween night. This one has been crafted out of tubes, electrical tape, a couple of trash bags, some pvc joints and obviously adequate black paint. This one does take a bit of work, but the end result will be worth the weekend that you have spent on it.
Start off with spray painting the pvc elbow joints of the spider the day before. One you are all set with an entire black array of materials, get to stuffing the trash bags next create the body of the spider. Once you have the body done, it is time to start attaching the legs. Finally, fit it in with the head by using the other trash bag and some light weight filler inside.
Head over to here for a detailed step-by-step and dig into some of the simple tips and tricks that will make the process a lot easier for you. You can improvise on the design with make some glow paint stripes and add a bit of eerie lighting to achieve the right fear factor!