If it involves hot glue, I pretty much know how to do it.
After years (and the invention of) tutu bow holders about 10 years ago, I pretty much turn to hot glue when I am doing any and all decorating. So today when I was standing over my kitchen counter trying for the 100th time to come up with the worlds cutest Halloween spider craft, I decided to take a step back and work on a web instead.
Webs are fun. They do not require perfection so they are good for almost any age and you can make them a variety of ways- pipe cleaners, string, thread, cotton…but I wanted to show you a fun No Carve pumpkin idea to create a spider web and attach a little spider. Of course for this type of Halloween craft, you should be an adult or older supervised child that understands how to handle a glue gun. And because I am a mom, I am going to say make sure you turn it off when you are done.
So lets get started!
Hot Glue Spider Web Pumpkin
- Hot glue/Glue Gun
- Fine glitter- Martha Stewart is my fav for this
I had to use an extension cord because my hot glue gun is short, but all you do is start making your web. There is no “right” way to make a spider web. I put strings up and down and around and connected smaller threads together.
Work in sections and before the hot glue dries, sprinkle on glitter.
I suggest doing this craft outdoors or on a towel. Fine glitter can be a beast to get rid of once you have opened that lid.
Of course you do not have to do my erratic spider web. I imagine that my spider is a little more bi-polar than OCD, so…this is what we get.
Now that I had my web all done, he needed a spider! So I created a little spider with wire and duct tape, sprayed black and threw on some ideas. I am thinking of doing a little tutorial on him coming up as well. Then I just hot glued his little legs down to the pumpkin.
If you love other No Carve Pumpkin Ideas, some of my blog friends have come up with great ones!
Check out this Melted Crayon Pumpkin or download this mustache template for a distinguished Pumpkin look! I also really love the idea of a chalkboard pumpkin, which is on my own list this year, or the more sophisticated Monogram pumpkin! I have been looking at ways to do that myself and think perhaps buttons!
If you love this hot glue tactic, learn how to make Removable Hot Glue Spiderwebs for outdoor Decor. Its another Easy DIY tuturial complete with pictures- trust me, you cannot mess it up.
Whatever you do, there are a lot of ways to enjoy Halloween this year so get up and get moving!