I like the cute side of Halloween a little more than the gory, spooky side. Today’s spider DIY pom pom garland makes me happy, which is ironic because I detest real spiders. But these guys? Come on! They are cute!
Supplies needed to make your own spider DIY garland:
- 2 inch Black Pom Poms (I used two packages)
- White Baker’s Twine
- Black and White Twist Baker’s Twine
- Small 7mm Googly Eyes
- 3mm Black Chenille Stems
- Hot Temp Glue Gun
String a large (tapestry or other) needle with a double length of bakers twine.
Repeat for all of your spiders.
The next thing I did was cut out some spider legs from chenille stems (pipe cleaners). Note that these pipe cleaners are thinner than the standard sized ones. I thought they looked better proportionately.
Fold a pipe cleaner in half.
This will give you 8 equal sized legs per pipe cleaner.
Using hot glue on the fold of the “v” attach the legs to the middle of the spiders. Make sure the string is on top, and the legs are equal on both sides.
Tie your finished spiders to a length of bakers twine. I chose to hang the spiders at different lengths for variety. I spaced my spiders about 6 inches apart on the bakers twine. You can decide how long you want your garland to be, and space them accordingly.
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Shaunte is a 30-something, chocolate-loving, SAHM from Utah. She has been scrapbooking since 1997, the dreaded era of photos cropped with deco scissors. Since then, her work has evolved into a clean, linear, photo-focused style. Her favorite subjects to scrap are her husband and five kids (never a lack for subject material there).