How to Make Spider Web Pots
This Halloween craft starts with an unexpected material—cheesecloth! Use it to create spider webs that add a subtly spooky effect to fall gourds and ceramic pots; perfect for a Halloween look with a grown-up spin.
Halloween: the one time of year you actually want spider webs in your home. Well...maybe not real ones, but cheesecloth (with the help of spray paint) creates a web effect without the assistance of our eight-legged friends. Use the finished Halloween decorations to display your favorite succulents or pretty houseplants.
How to Make a Spider Web Pot
- Assorted gourds & terra-cotta or ceramic pots
- Spray paint: flat black, flat gray, metallic gold
- Large-mesh cheesecloth
- Spray adhesive
Step 1: Spray-Paint Base Coat
Lay down a sheet of paper to protect your work surface. Evenly spray-paint a pot or gourd with flat black paint. Cover the entire surface with a thick coat. It may take multiple coats to completely cover. Set aside and let dry completely between each coat.
Step 2: Choose Your Finish
Cover each painted project with cheesecloth. Spread the cheesecloth out to achieve the webbed look. Choose your paint finish.
- For gray look: Spray-paint a thin layer of flat gray over the black; let dry.
- For metallic look: Spray-paint a thin layer of metallic gold over the black; let dry.