Spider Mobile

So I know I’ve been pretty m.i.a. for a while.  The truth is that I just didn’t feel like blogging really.  I’ve been focusing on my art and other things for the past year. (Oh yeah I got married this summer! More on that later.)  I just didn’t want my blog to become a chore that I dreaded, so if I didn’t have anything to blog about I didn’t.  I’m ready to post more here and there and I actually do have some stuff to share.  So, in honor or my favorite holiday Halloween I present to you:

Duh duh duh! A spider Mobile.  I actually made this last year after Halloween.  I bought the spiders and mobile for way cheap the day after Halloween and made it.  So this year is the first Halloween I’ve put it up.  I got the idea from Better Homes and Gardens magazine’s Halloween Tricks and Treats magazine 2015. I had wanted to make it back in 2015 but it took me forever to find some plastic spiders that weren’t attached to rings.  Last year I finally did so here you have it.

You’ll need:

  • 200 or more plastic spiders
  • a wire rimmed spider web
  • fishing line
  • a needle or something sharp to pierce spider butts
  • optional- I tied little seed beads to the end of my strings for a little weight so they hang straight

Its pretty easy just pierce a whole in the abdomens of all the spiders and make different length strings with them spacing them about 5-6″ apart and tying a knot in the fishing line under each spider.  I finished each string with a clear seed bead under the last spider for a little weight.

After you have your strings tie them all on the spider web strands.  You might want to do this as you finish the strings to so they are out of the way and don’t get tangles up.

The last step is to tie string onto four sides of the web so that it hangs horizontally from the ceiling.  (most are made to hang vertically)

And there you have it!  Perfect for a Halloween party or I guess all year round if you really like spiders, I don’t judge!

On a side note, when storing this I put each string of spiders in it’s own individual baggie so the strings don’t get tangled beyond saving.  Next year you will really appreciate it.

Enjoy!

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