I like to spookify a section of our house every year while the kids are at school, they love the surprise when they come home. One year I painted a ghost on the mirror above the mantel, and another year I made glowing eyes Halloween art.
This year I decided that while they were away, big black spiders would invade the family room bookcases, and bring some feathered friends. Since I painted the built ins white this year, they were the perfect candidate for some black and white Halloween fun.
The glittery spider webs were a DIY project and I used craft supplies from Martha Stewart’s collection to create them.
To make them, all you need is wax paper, craft glue, and some black glitter, scissors to trim the wax paper, and a Xacto knife to cut them out in the end (not shown).
Sketch the web design with a marker or freehand it like I did with craft glue. Scatter glitter on top to form the glittery web and allow to dry for 24 hours.
Once the webs have dried, trim between the webbing carefully with a Xacto knife or craft cutter on top of a cutting board.
I used these inexpensive foam mounting dots to adhere the webs to the bookshelves, but if your shelves are not white, clear glue dots should work too.
I learned the thinner your line of glue the more delicate the web is but it can get unstable if too thin, so keep your glue line thicker for a sturdier web that can span 12-16 inches.
Here they are on display, creeeeeeepy !
The spiders crept into the niche too and made themselves at home on the family photo.
We’ve been invaded!
Linking up to Sarah’s Fall Decor party today as we finish up the Autumn Link Parties…
… be sure to hop over and get inspired!