DIY Spider Nest Wreath

Even those with arachnophobia will be caught up in a trance when checking out your DIY skills on this piece of Halloween décor. Add this yarn ball spider wreath to your list of creepy creations that make a nice statement without getting you tangled up in a big expense. You’ll be all set for Halloween night or to welcome guests to your Halloween bash with this Spider Wreath hanging on your door.

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DIY Spider Nest Wreath Materials


DIY Spider Nest Wreath Step 1

First, cover your work surface as things are about to get sticky!  Create your glue mixture by adding water to glue in a bowl and using a craft stick to mix it all up.

Cut an arm’s length piece of yarn and submerge it in the glue mixture. Repeat to include several manageable strands of yarn.

DIY Spider Nest Wreath Step 2

Blow up some balloons to small varying sizes.

Pull the yarn out of the mixture and slide between two fingers to remove excess glue mixture.  Wrap the yarn around the balloon in all directions. Tuck the end of the yarn into the ball.

Set the yarn wrapped balloon aside to dry. Repeat to make additional web pods.

DIY Spider Nest Wreath Step 3

While they are drying, cut and wrap two pieces of yarn around the wreath in an “X” shape. Repeat to add two additional pieces to shown across as the base of your spider web.

Cut an additional piece of yarn and tie onto one strand. Move in a circular motion around the web, wrapping the yarn around each piece until you get back to where you started. Tie a knot. Repeat these steps to create additional concentric circles on your web base.

DIY Spider Nest Wreath Step 4

Once your web is complete, cut long pieces of black cheesecloth and begin wrapping around the foam wreath to cover. Use hot glue to secure.

DIY Spider Nest Wreath Step 5

Once the balloons are dry, use a pin to pop them and remove the balloon from one of the holes.

DIY Spider Nest Wreath Step 6

Use hot glue to attach the balls, spider decoration, and ribbon for hanging to the wreath.

DIY Spider Nest Wreath Close Up

DIY Spider Nest Wreath Final Look

Cover your door with spiderwebs as the backdrop and hang your wreath front and center. Trick-or-treaters will love looking at your awesome DIY when ringing your door for some chocolates!

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