Spider Web Halloween Countdown

It’s October, and that means it’s time to start counting down to Halloween!  I don’t know what it is, but I love a good holiday countdown.  We’ve already got our Halloween countdown calendar from last year, so I made this cute spider web countdown for my sister’s family.  There are 31 spider buttons on mini clothespins.  Every day you take a spider off the web and put it into the bucket.  The green spider is the last to go on Halloween day.

I used my Silhouette to cut out some lettering and spiders to dress up the little bucket.

I got the frame from the thrift store and painted it with orange acrylic paint.  Then I sealed it with a clear paste wax.  Is that weird… acrylic paint and paste wax?  It worked!  Anyway, you can just spray paint it or whatever you want.  To make the web, I used string and a staple gun.

The idea to make the web like this came from this tutorial on MADE.  It’s so cute!  Go check it out.  I started with an X and stapled all of the corners.  To secure the string, I also tied knots at the ends.

Take two more strings and bring them across the sides like this.

Make sure to wrap them all around each other when you go across the middle.

Now take a really long piece of string and tie it to one of the X pieces near the center.  For this first time around, I skipped every other string.  After that, I did every string.

Make sure to tie a knot every time you get to the next string to make the web stable.  It’s already looking cute!

I found these adorable spider buttons and mini clothespins at the craft store.  Seriously, those mini clothespins make me giddy, they are so stinkin’ cute!  I want to put them everywhere!  Just hot glue the spiders to the clothespins.

The spiders do best when you stick them on the knots, so make sure you made enough knots to accommodate all 31 spiders.

Such a fun and simple way to count down to Halloween, and I love that there is no candy involved!

And now, I have something else fun to share with you!  I have teamed up with a group of awesome bloggers to do monthly themed posts.  This month’s theme was, you guessed it, Halloween!  Show my bloggy friends some love and go check out their adorable Halloween projects!  You will love their blogs!

1) Kid Craft: Fall Frames 3 Ways (Homemade Ginger) 2) Witch Broom Goodie Bags (Cook and Craft Me Crazy) 3) Spider Web Halloween Countdown (Cutesy Crafts) 4) Hole Punch Halloween Garland (Whistle & Ivy) 5) White Chocolate Candy Corn Cookies (Cupcake Diaries) 6) Sweet and Simple Mini Monster Cupcakes (Sugar Tart Crafts) 7) DIY Felt Board Pumpkin Faces (Tiny Sidekick) Image Map
1) Kid Craft: Fall Frames 3 Ways by Homemade Ginger
2) Witch Broom Goodie Bags by Cook and Craft Me Crazy
3) Spider Web Halloween Countdown by Cutesy Crafts
4) Hole Punch Halloween Garland by Whistle and Ivy
7) DIY Felt Board Pumpkin Faces by Tiny Sidekick
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24 Responses to Spider Web Halloween Countdown

  1. Why does it always have to be spiders?? haha I love it! I might even have to make one of my own! It’s a super clever idea! However I might have a real live one in my front yard somewhere…..Stupid Seattle and their “spider season”……

    I would love for you to link up with our party this weeks!

    http://www.sowderingabout.com/2013/10/trick-or-treat-thursday.html

  2. what a fun idea!! I love how visual it is..my grandkids are going to have a blast with this one. And, my daughters in law are going to love it that there is no candy involved. Thanks for sharing!

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