Monday, September 13, 2010

A Small Herd of Spiders

Because I am impatient and one of my readers mentioned making the legs longer I had to make more spiders!  Eek!  Now I hate despise real spiders, so I didn't want mine to be scary, I wanted them to be cute!

Semi Transparent Polka Dot Ribbon
Black Cotton Fabric
Black Grosgrain Ribbon
Black Cotton Fabric
 I think they are so stinking cute!  And they cost next to nothing!  I spent $1 on the table tennis balls at the Dollar Tree and I had everything else!  Yipee!

Dollar Tree Purchase, also used these in my apothecary jars
The table tennis balls measured 5" around, so I made 4 marks on each side 2.5" across from each other.
4 dots on each side
Next I used a teeny tiny drill bit and drilled the holes.


I cute 4 pieces of 20 gauge wire approximately 6" long and threaded it through my spider.
This is were my tutorial falls apart.....Blonde Moment!  I forgot to take pictures of the rest.  Boo!!  Anyway, make sure your wires are even and hot glue on each side.  It doesn't matter what it looks like because you will cover it up.
*When I make more I will update with pictures!*
Take your fabric or ribbon and hot glue it to the bottom.  Start wrapping your soon to be spider!  When I needed to change directions I would cut the fabric and hot glue it to the bottom and start over again.  You can wrap as much or as little as you like, I just made sure to cover all the white spots.
When you are finished wrapping, bend your legs down so your spider stands on its own.  You may have to trim a leg or two.  You can use whatever you like for the eyes, 1 of my spiders has silver sharpie ovals for eyes.  For the other spiders I found some really cute "eye" ribbon at WalMart.  I cut out 3 sets of eyes and hot glued them on.

I really want to make some more, but I need to go buy some more ribbon for variety!  How cute would a gingham spider be?!?! 

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26 comments:

Tina@SignificantHarmony said...

So precious! Love how you seen something like those cutie pie spiders out of table tennis balls!

Jan @ bobbypins boardwalk said...

These are THE cutest little spiders I've ever seen. They even match your pumpkins. Love them!

Laura said...

So cute!

I have some ping-pong balls lying around and it's not like the boys will be out in the garden much now.. hehehe :)

Jennifer said...

really cute idea!!

Sara said...

I love them!!!!

Caitlyn.Marie said...

Kenzie - you are so creative! I love your blog and I always want to try all of your amazing ideas. I just need more time!! Keep up the good work girly, I love reading about all you do :)

Coree said...

Super cute sister!!! I really like the spiders with the ribbon eyes!

RJ @ A Life Designed said...

I typically skip Halloween and go straight to Christmas, but those spiders and the pumpkins in your earlier post have me thinking twice! So cute!

Mary Ellen said...

Cute Cute and you don't have to worry about them crawling in bed with you in the middle of the night!

bee blessed
mary

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

I hate spiders too, but yours are adorable!!!

Mom_Rhonda said...

These are THE cutest things EVER! I love love love them!!! Who would've ever guessed that a bag of ping pong balls would turn into such an adorable herd of non-scary spiders!

Kara said...

They are so so so cute kenzie!!!

Sarah said...

So darling!! Did you come up with this idea yourself?? Looks like it should be featured in a crafty magazine if you ask me! :)

Melissa said...

Those are really cute - they high spindly legs make them really whimsical.

Cristan said...

These are adorable (and that is not a normal word for me to use when referring to spiders)! :D

Stephanie said...

That whole arrangement is to die for! So stikin cute is right!

Victoria said...

I love Halloween and these spiders are entirely too cute!!!

Jenglamgirl said...

Kenz... these are so darling... cutest handmade spiders ever. love them, and may have to make them soon. Hugs, Jen

Tami said...

I love these! What a great idea!

Kathy@DandelionsandDustBunnies said...

Love the spiders. Adorable. This would be a fun quick project that I could enlist the help of my 5 year old. Thanks.

Kelley said...

I love these! Thanks so much for sharing the idea.

Erin said...

Oh my goodness....your spiders are adorable!!!!

And yes, saying spiders are adorable in any kind of sentence, DOES seem strange. LOL

Vivienne said...

Very cute! I've been kicking around a similar idea, but using balled up old grocery bags. Your ping pong balls seem more efficient!

C.R.A.F.T. said...

love these! come on over and link up to MMM :)

★All Thingz Related★ said...

Those are the cutest spiders I've ever seen! Thanks so much for stopping by and joining us for Anything Related!
{Rebekah}

Jan @ bobbypins boardwalk said...

Hi there Kenzie! I wanted to let you know that I have featured this post as a "Bookmarked on the Boardwalk" feature. Feel free to stop by, take a look at your project as well as the others, and grab a button!

Congrats on a fabulous project!

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