Upcycled Plastic Bottle Spider - Halloween Decoration Tutorial

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I don't usually bother to decorate for Halloween but we are having a party this year so I am trying to whip up a few decorations for the festivities. Last week I made a giant spiders web from some plastic grocery bags so of course I also needed to make a giant spider to complete the display.

I started the project by choosing a couple of plastic bottles to make the body of the spider.

I used a stencil cutter to fuse the two bottles together and to add some texture to the plastic.

The spiders legs are made from some plastic drinking straws that I confiscated from my friends sodas. :-) The straws were also carefully fused to the body of the spider.

Then the whole thing was painted with some primer paint and a coat of black craft paint.

I used a couple of bottle caps for the eyes and then she was ready for her web.

Thanks for taking a look at my project. I hope you enjoy recycling and upcycling as much as I do. If you would like more upcycling project DIY's or Green Product Reviews you can subscribe to my   Youtube Channel here or the   Upcycle Design Lab blog here. 

Happy Upcycling!


Suggested materials:
  • Plastic Bottles   (Grocery Store)
  • Stencil Cutter   (Hobby Lobby)
  • Primer Paint   (Home Depot)
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Cindy @ Upcycle Design Lab
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