Halloween is almost here and my son is very afraid of bugs. Trick or treating is going to be an adventure. We did pumpkins but then our squirrels ate them (grrrrrr!!!), we made an easy garland for our entry way and we have our costumes. Now we need some gore.
An old doily or lace, a cross-stitch loom (??) thing, spiders.
I have a wooden cross-stitch circle some where. SOME WHERE. But I cannot find it so I have an alternative posted lower. (Not a fan of the pink for a scary spider web.)
You start by pinching the metal loops together to release the inner circle from the form.
Wrap the metal circle in the lace.
Then you just re-pinch the loops and fit everything back together – make sure you don’t have bubbles in your doily or lace. Pull it tight over the circle for a taut surface.
Cut away the excess lace/doily and add your spiders … then hang for display.
I have these pieces of cut wood in our garage I’ve been moving around with us because I love them. I love them.
They’re left over from an old project that never made it here.
But I just wrapped my lace around the wood and tucked the excess in the back.
Add spiders and set up. Be scared.
I probably like the cross-stitch way of display more than the log but until I find my wooden one – I’m sticking with my alternative.
Pretty fun! And cheap. And easy. (All the things you never want your son to say about a girl. Ever.)