Sunday, October 19, 2014

Creep-a-Day Challenge Day 19

The Spider's Wreath

Simple yet sinister

I hate spiders. I do. Big or small...I do not like them. I knew I wanted to do a creepy wreath and nothing says creepy to me than a big, fat, fuzzy spider. This spider I found reminds me of the one the hubs and I encountered in the desert while camping once...yeah, creepy.

Supplies:
Grapevine wreath
Halloween drape
Fake spider
4 silk flowers
Black wire

Tools:
Wire cutters

The How:

When I planned out most of this month, I wanted to use things I had on hand. A few years back I tried my hand at a spooky snake wreath and the end result was languishing in the basement. So I removed the snakes and had myself a wreath.
What you will need...




















That grapevine really likes to snag things!


I opened the Halloween fabric drape (scored at the dollar store!) and wound it over and under the wreath.
This was tricky because the grapevine kept tangling with the open webbing of the fabric. Once I had it draped the way I liked it, I cut three 4-inch long pieces of wire and  wired it in place on the left, right, and bottom of the wreath.

I cut a 12-inch long piece of wire and secured it around the spiders body. This was not pleasant. Then I wired it to the wreath.

I cut another 12-inch long piece of wire and created a loop to hang the wreath from and it looked great, it was finished...but you couldn't really see the spider.

A little beauty to the creepy.




There is a storage bin in my basement with odds and ends and I remembered there were a bunch of purple silk flowers in it. I snagged four and cut the stems off so that about 2 inches of stem remained.


















Too close!


I tucked the stems into the body of the frame, the grapevine holding them in securely--no glue needed!

















Hopefully the wreath won't invite any little "friends" to live in it.
This might give me nightmares...

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