Make Halloween Pinecone Spiders
This Halloween, the pinecones in your backyard get to don a costume. They, and their gum pod friends, are dressing up as Halloween spiders!
Look no further than your backyard for crafting inspiration! These creepy-crawlies are the perfect spooky accent to all of your Halloween decor. No giant Halloween spiderweb is complete without spiders.
What You'll Need:
- Small pinecones or sweet gum pods
- Foam-core board
- Flat black spray paint
- Red or green glass-head straight pins
- Wire clippers
- Clear crafts glue
- Small black pom-poms
- Hot-glue gun & glue sticks
- 20- to 22-gauge black wire
Step 1: Make the Body
Pin pinecones or gum pods onto foam core using t-pins to prevent rolling. Spray-paint black.
Step 2: Add the Face
Trim two small red or green glass straight pins to 1/4 inch long. Dip the pins' cut ends into crafts glue; insert side by side into a black pom-pom to resemble eyes.
Step 3: Finish the Spider
Hot-glue eight 3- to 4-inch lengths of black wire to a pinecone or pod to resemble legs; bend wires into legs. Hot-glue the head to the body.