Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Finally, a spider I am NOT afraid of

A post also known as-I should have taken pictures before I started it, if I was going to post about it. Sigh...

I ran across a tutorial for a charmingly cute Halloween wreath that I.just.had.to.make.Ya''ll know what I mean? If you are interested in a step by step tutorial with pictures please allow me to direct you to Crafts and Such, where Erin has done a wonderful job with this project during her EEK WEEKS!  Go ahead and click over there and check it out for yourself- I'll wait...
See? cute and easy! Normally "cute and easy" wouldn't be a compliment, but I think an exception should be made in this case, don't you? Anyway, you can see why I wanted to make it.

Here is what I used, minus a straw wreath form. Save yourself A LOT of headache and mess and leave that puppy wrapped in it's plastic. 

I made a few changes to Erin's "recipe", mostly based on my lack of craft supplies. I didn't have Modge Podge so I thinned out some good old Elmer's Glue All with a little water and used that to apply the glitter to the spiders.As you can clearly see, I used only the finest paper plate and a random paint brush, still semi -coated in purple paint to apply the glitter. Very classy, no?

 Secondly, I had already made a trip to the craft store and didn't really want to make another so the lack of a wooden sign is due to the fact that I didn't have a wooden sign. Or black and white craft paint. Or twine. Or Modge Podge. Or letters. Should I keep going here, or are ya'll getting the drift?

And thirdly, I used Doodlebugs Sugar Coating Glitter in Beetle Black, rather than the Martha Stewart glitter. Yes, I've heard that Martha Stewart glitter is so amazing that it causes birds to chirp in three languages and all other glitters should just cower in fear; but honestly with a name like Beetle Black, what was a girl to do? The package basically threw itself into my buggy.

After a few minutes of gluing, glittering, squishing moss into hot glue and fluffing it was done. It really was that easy. But trust me on this, do this outside. Spanish moss doesn't want to stop playing when it comes time to clean up. It's a big ol' mess!

Here is the finished product

a close up 

Love it!

next up- Halloween continues with yet another project I shamelessly ripped off


  1. Congratulations on your first blog post! How exciting!

    Sarah, I love your wreath! It turned out so cute, and thanks so much for the sweet comments about Crafts and Sutch! :)

    I'm a new follower and can't wait to see what you come up with. Have a super weekend!


  2. Thank you Erin! I am honored to have you as a follower! Hope I don't disappoint!

  3. Hi Sarah,

    I wanted to let you know that I showed off your wreath redo over at Crafts & Sutch! Come check it out when you get a chance!

    Erin :)