Frightening Friday Series Week 1
As we all know Halloween is just around the corner which means this Halloween framed spider web is perfect and just in time. Halloween means trick-or-treaters, costumes, candy, ghosts, spider webs, haunted mansions, pumpkins, sweet treats, and so much more. I am very excited to bring to y’all a new series for Halloween that I would like to call Frightening Friday. Every Friday I will be showing you a new Halloween craft, treats, decorations that will lead us up to Halloween. At the end all of these ideas will be perfect to combine for your own Halloween party.
I would like to start out first by showing you an easy Halloween craft that can be used in several different ways that is also easy to make and very inexpensive. I actually already had the frame from a yard sale and the yarn was some that was leftover from my patriotic flag yarn wreath. You can’t think of Halloween decorations and not have some kind of spider web which brings me to this framed spider web. I am terrified of spiders so you will notice that this spider web has absolutely no spiders but feel free to add your own. I am bit of a chicken when it comes to any kind of bug.
For this decoration, I kept everything white and black and that is for a reason. I wanted my Halloween decorations to all be black and white with more of a simple and classy look than the bright colors with orange, purple, and lime green that you may be used to seeing. I have certainly done that in the past and love it but wanted something new this year. I am very excited to change things up a bit and share it with all of you.
Be sure to check back every Friday for a new Halloween idea. If you decide to participate and create these ideas with me, then by the time October 31st is here you will be prepared and ready to go for a fun party and night to celebrate.
Black spray paint– or choose the color you wish depending on what color scheme you want to use this year for your Halloween decorations
First paint your frame with black spray paint. I actually had this frame sitting around where I had bought it before at a yard sale. You can usually find picture frames for very cheap at yard sale or thrift stores. Just remove the glass before painting.
Once the frame is dry, you are ready to start making the spider web. Measure your yarn from one corner of the frame on the back side and double that length. Then cut the yarn and fold it in half. Place a dot of glue in one corner and then place the yarn in the glue to glue it down.
Once the one corner of glue is hardened, stretch the yarn tightly to the opposite corner and glue it down. I found placing a piece of tape on the yarn helped to keep it in place so the yarn wouldn’t pull away out of the glue. You may also have to hold the yarn in place below the glue until it hardens.
Continue doing the same with the yarn and gluing it in place until you have the pattern you want stretched across the back of the frame.
Once the glue has all hardened, pull off a large amount of yarn. Longer is better in this case. You will double the yarn as you did before and need enough to wrap around the current yarn pieces several times.
I started at a random spot of the yarn and looped the new piece of yarn around as shown below in the picture. There really isn’t a right or wrong way to loop the yarn as long as it stays secure.
Continue moving the yarn around the other pieces and looping around each one and you will see a spider web start to form. Don’t try for perfection as no spider web is perfect or ever the same.
I continued wrapping the piece of yarn around 2 times until I was pleased with the final product.
Once you are happy with the look of the spider web, you are now ready to add the extra décor to really make it pop. I found plastic black bats and black crows at the dollar store. As I mentioned before, I am not a fan of spiders and couldn’t bring myself to use a fake one.
I found it easiest to turn the frame over and glue the bats first on the back side with a hot glue gun.
Once the glue had hardened and I flipped the frame back over, I placed the wing of the bat in the yarn to keep it in place.
The black crow I had bought had small metal pieces coming out of the bottom of its feet that I used to wrap around a small nail that was already in the back of the frame when I bought it and never took it out. The crow also laid against the yarn to give it extra support.
I am going to place mine somewhere on my mantle probably which I will be showing sometime during this series in the near future so be sure to check back to see it all put together. But this would also be great for a Halloween wreath. Cut some ribbon and wrap it around the top of the frame and tie in a knot or bow. Then just hang on a wreath hook on your front door for a spooky Halloween wreath.
You can’t pass up this Halloween craft because it’s easy, inexpensive, and also something different than just the normal pumpkin.
I hope you will continue on this Frightening Friday journey each week and enjoy the fun as the excitement builds for a spooky Halloween this year. Enjoy this craft but also enjoy the little things in life.
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