Ready for a dramatic Halloween DIY? I have a fun simple and quite impressive tutorial for you to get you in the mood for fall. I whipped up these easy spider eggs this afternoon and I have to say, I love them! These will go perfectly with my spell books and Witch’s Potion Bottles! All it takes is balloons and a pack of spider webbing!
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Making Easy Spider Eggs
Get this pack of spider webbing on Amazon. (clicking that link will take you directly to the product 🙂 ) You will also need some balloons. I had one black one, and grabbed a pack at Walmart for $.97! (That link also takes you to the product) and that is it!
I lied. You also need a few rocks or something to help weigh the balloons down inside your spider egg. I found a few round clay pebbles, but you can use anything that isn’t sharp or pointy. For this, I like to keep them medium to small. because the bigger the balloon the harder it will be to work with.
Next, you need to cut a small section from the spider webbing. The key to this part is to remember that a little bit of webbing goes A LONG WAY! A section no wider than 10 inches will be perfect for these easy spider eggs!
After you cut, you need to stretch your webbing. Just make sure all the curly wavy parts are nice and puffy.
Place your balloon in the center of the spider web. Pull the outer edges up so that the balloon hangs in the middle. Make sure there are no holes in the web so that the balloon stays in and holds the spider egg’s shape.
Securing Your Spider Eggs
After you have finished the steps above you are almost ready to display your spider eggs. At this point, pull a small strand and wrap it at the top of where the balloon sits, sort of holding it in place. Tuck the end under. Now spread out the webbing to give it a more natural look.
Let me tell you a little something about these spiders. Every single bag of faux spider web has had spider RINGS rather than just plain little spiders. This bag, however, has little tiny raised plastic on the back, making it PERFECT for sliding into the web. I kind of feel like my Halloween DIY’s have just been given a little breath of fresh air!
Now its time to add these little, very realistic looking spiders to their eggs. Start at the bottom and just add them until they gross you out 😉 Your spider egg is now finished.
Kick Up The Scare Factor With Lights!
You know I love my outdoor fairy lights and look for any reason to use them. Remember the light up snowman? Or the last minute Halloween party decorations for the time-pressed? They all used fairy lights.
This is the strand I am using. (Clicking that link will take you to Amazon’s product page.)
Start on the side with the battery pack. In one hand, hold the strand and wrap slowly up each spider egg, until you get to the end. Remember to tuck the lights into the web to help conceal the lights.
See the glowing and creepy effect one strand of lights can have?
What kind of decorations do you typically make at home for the holidays? Would you rather purchase your decorations at a store or make them yourself? I like to mix it up a little and add a touch of purchased to my DIY creations!
Until next time…
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