Monday, September 26, 2011

Sparkly Spider

{A Dollar Store Makeover}

First of all, I can't even believe I made this! If there is one thing to know about me, it's that I HATE, HATE, HATE spiders. They creep me out like no other thing on this planet. YUK! I really had a hard time even holding this thing to make it sparkly. I did it though, and it makes for a pretty cool Halloween decoration.

This is the first of my Halloween decor for the year. Another thing to know about me...I LOVE, LOVE Halloween!
This big guy came from the Dollar Tree. Creepy, isn't he?! Yikes. I also used some Mod Podge that I had on hand and some of Martha Stewart's Black Onyx Glitter from last Halloween. Her glitter is awesome. If you haven't tried it, I encourage you to.
I started with the legs and brushed on the Mod Podge evenly. I did about two legs at a time and then sprinkled on the glitter. I did this over a paper plate to catch all the extra glitter. I do not like any waste when it comes to my craft supplies.
Pretty, sparkly, black glitter!
I couldn't decide what I wanted to use to hang the spider with, but then I came across this bright, Orange ric rac at JoAnn Fabrics. To be honest, I thought it would make the spider less scary! HAHA, how girly am I?!
I stuck it on to the under side of the spider with some Gorilla Glue, let it dry and...
hung it up on the turquoise window hanging in our living room.
Now, the only reason this doesn't scare me is because it is so big, it is very sparkly and it's hanging from Orange ric rac rather than a cobweb.

Overall, I spent about $4 on this Halloween decoration and I think it turned out pretty cute, yet creepy. I don't know about you, but I'm getting excited for Halloween.

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  1. Cute *as far being cute goes as a spider*. They creep me out too, but you managed to make him pretty awesome with the glitter and all. Also LOVE the turquoise old door he's hanging in!! Visiting from At Home With K...

  2. I have a spider phobia but somehow you've managed to make a spider look so cute and friendly! Thanks for sharing...this is such a cute project, I'm so tired of seeing spooky, graphic Halloween decorations-not my style at all! Haha!

  3. That is waaaaaaay cute! Love the turquoise window too! So neat!

  4. Cute! Great makeover of a simple plastic spider into something special.
    : )

  5. What a cool project! I love it! You are a brave woman. :-) I am a new follower from Blue Cricket Design. Vicky @

  6. Wow! This is a great project. I would love for you to link up to my Wickedly Creative Halloween Ideas Party.

  7. I know those spiders! I got the same ones at my Dollar Store this week...except mine already came glittery. I love it on your turquoise window...I love turquoise. I used my spiders on my front door wreath and on our pumpkins. My kids wanted something spooky...this is about as spooky as I could do!


  8. I always love your Dollar Store make overs! This is another great one. :-)