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.
- Plastic Bottles (Grocery Store)
- Stencil Cutter (Hobby Lobby)
- Primer Paint (Home Depot)
- Black Craft Paint (Hobby Lobby)
- Minwax Polycrylic (Home Depot)