Monday, September 29, 2014

Halloween sparkle spider tutorial

Dress up your Halloween table with a sparkle spider.  He will guard your goodies in style! Quick and easy sequined spider is a fun project to do while watching TV.  This is a great group project too!

You will need:

2 ½” Styrofoam balls, each ball makes two spiders

Serrated steak knife

½” sequin pins

Gold and silver sequins

Two large red sequins

Tacky craft glue (other glues may dissolve the foam)

Chenille stems, in white/black striped and sparkle white

Black felt


White colored pencil


1.     Cut the Styrofoam ball in half using the serrated knife.  Rub the two cut sides together to smooth out.

2.     Place the cut circle on a piece of black felt and trace around with a white colored pencil.  Cut out.  Cut four 4-inch pieces of chenille stems from each color.  Add a dab of glue on the ends of the cut stems. Insert into the bottom sides of the Styrofoam ball half alternating each color.

3.     Add a generous amount of glue on the bottom of the ball half and attach the black felt.  Trim any excess if necessary.

4.     Begin adding the sequins.  Add some tacky glue to each area as you work smoothing with your finger. Insert the sequin pin through the hole in the sequin and push into the Styrofoam.  Continue until you have covered almost the entire piece.  Add two larger red sequins on the lower front for the eyes.  (See photo)

5.     Bend the chenille stems to form the legs and display your spider on your holiday tables.


  1. Now that is a pretty spider I do not have to be scared of! :D

  2. Cute! Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday!
    xoxo April

  3. this is so cute!! Thanks for sharing on the bowdabra pinterest link!

  4. This is really kind of beautiful and perfect for Halloween! Thanks for coming to party with us and sharing this at the Fine Craft Guild.

  5. This is the sparkliest spider I've ever seen. I think it's perfect for a glamorous holiday party!

  6. Love it! It's very cute. I have rhinestones somewhere in my craft room, if I can find them, it'll be a nice halloween project. Thanks!

  7. I absolutely love this! This looks so cool. Pinned. It is so fun to party with you. Thank you. I hope to see you at our party on Monday at 7 pm.
    Happy Saturday! Lou Lou Girls

  8. So cool Crystal! I am going to try to make some of these!

  9. Such a cute tutorial!
    Thank you for sharing on Marigolds' Loft Tutorial Thursdays Linky Party.
    Your post will be featured on the tutorial round-up tomorrow, 30 October 2014.
    I look forward to seeing you again at next month's party.
    Marigolds' Loft


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