Halloween DIY: Spider Den & Crystal Ball
Oct 192015
 

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I cannot believe Halloween is only a few weeks away! I have been doing tons of Halloween crafts over here and it has been so much fun! Today, I’m so excited to share with you all a tutorial for making a Spider Den & Crystal Ball- a spooktacular addition to any fireplace mantel, table or counter! I got my inspiration for this project from the Halloween booklet written by the folks at FloraCraft® and I have to say that this FREE resource is full of inspirational Halloween ideas! I’ll tell you more about the book soon but here is a peek at my Halloween craft! #MakeItFunCrafts

Halloween DIY: Spider Den & Crystal Ball

Halloween DIY: Spider Den & Crystal Ball

Halloween DIY: Spider Den & Crystal Ball


So, are you curious to know how I made this project? Let’s get to it!

Supplies:
FloraCraft® Make It: Fun® Foam: 2 Balls (6″ and 5″)
FloraCraft® Make It: Fun® Foam: 4 Balls (1″)
Patching plaster compound
candlestick holder
black paint
white paint
print-out of a spooky word or numbers
matte decoupage medium
chenille stems (8 small strips per spider)
small white beads
craft knife
hot glue
marker

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Directions:
1. Let’s start with the spiders. Paint the small foam balls with black paint.

Halloween DIY: Spider Den & Crystal Ball

Halloween DIY: Spider Den & Crystal Ball


2. Take the chenille stems and cut 8 strips for each spider. Choose shorter strips to make a small spider and longer strips to make a large spider. Stick them into the foam balls, with 4 on each side.
Halloween DIY: Spider Den & Crystal Ball

Halloween DIY: Spider Den & Crystal Ball


3. Using hot glue, adhere two tiny white beads onto the balls for eyes. And just like that, the spiders are done! Pretty cute, right?
Halloween DIY: Spider Den & Crystal Ball

Halloween DIY: Spider Den & Crystal Ball


4. Now, let’s move on to the spider den and crystal ball. First, cut a flat edge on each of the large foam balls to make the next few steps much easier.
Halloween DIY: Spider Den & Crystal Ball

Halloween DIY: Spider Den & Crystal Ball


5. For the spider den, draw the shape of the den with a black marker and then carve it away using a craft knife.
Halloween DIY: Spider Den & Crystal Ball

Halloween DIY: Spider Den & Crystal Ball


Halloween DIY: Spider Den & Crystal Ball

Halloween DIY: Spider Den & Crystal Ball


6. Use a spackle compound on both foam balls to give them a more interesting texture.
Halloween DIY: Spider Den & Crystal Ball

Halloween DIY: Spider Den & Crystal Ball


7. Paint the crystal ball white. Paint the spider den and candle stick holder black.
Halloween DIY: Spider Den & Crystal Ball

Halloween DIY: Spider Den & Crystal Ball


8. Print out a word or some numbers to be displayed on the crystal ball. I chose the word “BOO.”
Halloween DIY: Spider Den & Crystal Ball

Halloween DIY: Spider Den & Crystal Ball


9. Cut out the letters carefully and use a matte decoupage medium to adhere the letters to the front of the crystal ball. Set the crystal ball on top of the candlestick, place the spiders in position and admire your work!
Halloween DIY: Spider Den & Crystal Ball

Halloween DIY: Spider Den & Crystal Ball


How fun was this?! I love how the spiders look like they’re climbing into their den!
Halloween DIY: Spider Den & Crystal Ball

Halloween DIY: Spider Den & Crystal Ball

The Halloween booklet has so many other crafts from fun headbands to elegant pumpkins to scary skeletons! There are beautiful, large photographs of the crafts, along with complete tutorials (including supplies and directions) for each one! Be sure to take a peek at this FREE resource and get some amazing inspiration for all your Halloween crafting!

Halloween Booklet

Halloween Booklet


Now, learn more about FloraCraft® here and tell me in the Comments below: what Halloween crafts are you still planning to make?!







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 October 19, 2015  Posted by

40 Responses to “Halloween DIY: Spider Den & Crystal Ball”

  1. These are really cute Halloween decorations! I love the foam balls – you can be so creative with them – perfect for giant Christmas ornaments too!

  2. Your Spider and Crystal Ball craft is wonderful. I do believe I have some of those balls with my craft supplies. Looks like a fun Halloween project.

  3. I love the idea of these spiders!! They are super cute and easy to make for Halloween decorations.

  4. This is super cute & creative and I know my kids would love to make versions of their own. I like how the materials for this project are simple and affordable.

  5. Oh how cute is this? I love Halloween crafts, although I must admit I haven’t made many since my daughter became a teen. But I do love these cute spiders.

  6. That’s a really cute and simple idea! I love all the cute halloween decorations, especially the ones that aren’t scary.

  7. This is a cute idea! I love the idea of using styrofoam balls. I never thought about using those to make decorations.

  8. awww both look so cute <3 My niece would love this DIY project, will forward her your blog… this is so easy to make

  9. This is the cutest idea. And I love that it is easy. I’m sharing this one!

  10. Those are cute designs! I love the spiders, they are so adorable, and those foam balls can be used as well for the Christmas!

  11. What a cute idea! My youngest would just love those spiders. I love making DIY Halloween decor.

  12. This is brilliant, I love how simple and gorgeous they look. I may have to sneak out this weekend and pick up some supplies to do this weekend. I think my daughter will be game to help me as well. Happy Halloween.

  13. What a cute idea! So crafty! Loving that spider. Looks so easy to make! Can’t wait to try it with my daughter.

  14. Cute! Though I wonder if a shimmery white would have looked really cool for the crystal ball? So that it looked more crystal and less matte?

  15. First of all, let’s make it known I HATE SPIDERS! Second of all my grandsons would think this is totally awesome, and my granddaughters would probably go ewwwwwwwww! I’ll pass this stuff onto my daughters and let them decide. LOL

  16. Such a cute and easy DIY project. Great way to make the house festive for Halloween!

  17. I am LOVING these Halloween ideas! Super cute, loving your creativity! Thanks for sharing :)

  18. That’s really cute! I like Halloween crafts that are cute, rather than ones that are gross. I’m so not into eyeballs and blood and guts.

  19. The Crystal Ball and Spider Den are so fun and easy. I love that the kids will have a blast with these, too. Thank you!

  20. That is so spooky and adorable at the same time! I love that it’s so simple, easy to do with kiddos around.

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