Upcycled Plastic Bottle Spider - Halloween Decoration Tutorial
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.
DIY home decor using recycled plastic bottles
- Plastic Bottles (Grocery Store)
- Stencil Cutter (Hobby Lobby)
- Primer Paint (Home Depot)
- Black Craft Paint (Hobby Lobby)
- Minwax Polycrylic (Home Depot)