(20 crafty days of halloween) glitter spider candles

Day 10 and we still have 10 more Crafty Days of Halloween to go! I hope you are enjoying this series, I know I am! My good friend, the Rocky Mountain Mama, is here today to show us how to make the most adorable glitter spiders. I’m swooning over these things and I have a serious case of arachnophobia, that should tell you how cute they are! Don’t forget to link up your Halloween crafts, recipes and decor HERE.

Over the past few years, I have been doing several DIY Halloween projects including these spooky silhouettes. This year isn’t any different, and I am all about decorating our house for the holiday. I got this idea last year while shopping at Pier 1. I saw these adorable glitter spiders and thought, “I could make those!” so I gave it a try. This project turned out to be a lot of fun!

Materials:
Styrofoam balls – 2 different sizes (I used 1.5-inch and 2.5-inch)
glue gun
Mod Podge
black glitter
foam brush
black floral Wire
tea lights

Directions:
Step 1: Using a foam brush spread a generous amount of Mod Podge onto your Styrofoam balls. Do small sections at a time.


Step 2: Sprinkle glitter onto glue. Don’t be afraid to use too much! There is no such thing as too much glitter. Continue to put glue on Styrofoam ball and add glitter until the entire ball is covered. Let both balls dry.


Step 3: Cut a small piece (about 1-inch) of floral wire. Push into larger Styrofoam ball, and then add hot glue around the wire. Push the smaller ball onto the wire, attaching the head and the body together. Hold down for a few seconds until they are secure.


Step 4: Cut 4 pieces of floral wire at least 6-inches long. If you want a taller spider, make them longer.
Step 5: Put a dot of hot glue on the bottom of your spider and center the wire over the glue. Push down and hold until secure. Do the same for the remaining legs.


Step 6: Holding your spider securely, curl the legs around the spider’s body.


Step 7: Turn your spider right side up and bend each leg in the opposite direction, creating a joint in the legs. Turn spider over and adjust legs as needed.


Step 8: Hot glue tea light to the top of the spider’s body. You can also painted the metal part of my tea lights.


Hello! I am the author of Rocky Mountain Mama. I used to be an elementary school teacher, but I am now a stay at home mother to 3-year-old Christopher and 2-month-old Lila. I blog about crafting, organizing, being green and life with kids. Whenever find “me” time, I am either organizing or working on one of many craft projects.
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I'm Vanessa and it's my mission in life to spread my love of hot glue guns and glitter to others. I suffer from craft ADHD, regularly working on at least 10 projects at the same time and my craft room looks like a tornado hit it. My first craft book, Party in a Jar, was published in 2014. I look forward to crafting with you!

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