With all of the beautiful pipe cleaners and fun fur available today, it’s easy to make cute spiders for your pumpkin patch (or anywhere)!
Materials for each spider:
4 pipe cleaners
1 pom pom
2 wiggly eyes
1. Cross the four pipe cleaners over each other like the spokes of a wheel and twist at the center to keep them together.
2. Allow one end of Fun Fur to drop down below the middle, then start weaving the yarn in and out of the pipe cleaner “legs.”
3. When you think the body is the right size, cut yarn, and tie end to loose end at bottom of spider. Trim extra yarn.
4. Have an adult help you hot glue a pompom to the front of the spider for a head.
5. Add (at least) two wiggly eyes.
*If you would like a spider to be more puffy in the middle, glue an extra pompom to center of pipe cleaners before wrapping with yarn. Wrap yarn around it a few times before weaving through the legs. We did this for the orange spider.
*Add a piece of fishing line and let your spider dangle!
This craft was inspired by a craft my mom made in girl scouts. This spider used to have a paper head. It doesn’t look so good anymore!
Usually, we make up our own crafts, but we got this idea from Pretty Handy Girl.
It is a fun craft and these will make great presents. You can get the directions HERE.
We decided to make these because we had a lot of bottles like this:
The bottles were cute so we wanted to use them. One thing we did differently was that we used colored wire, and glass beads.
*The worst thing about this craft was removing the labels from the bottles. We finally used cooking oil to loosen the glue, then washed with hot water and cleaned with Windex.
We thought these gnomes would look better in bright colors and we were right!
- Garden Gnome (We got ours at Dollar General.)
- Spray Paint
- Use spray paint with adult supervision.
- Follow instructions on paint can. We put newspaper under the gnomes before we started. We applied several coats.
Here’s what they looked like before.
They were so cute that we couldn’t resist taking them downtown.
What a view.
We had so much fun with the photo shoot, that we took one of the gnomes with us to New Mexico.
Greeting the mountain lion.
Chillaxing on the airplane.
So much FUN!!!
This was an easy, fun craft. Coming up on crafty crafts: a craft that does not involve paint!
Keeping ring blanks around makes it easy to create cute rings in a hurry. My friend MC and I made these last time she came to visit. We used stickers, buttons, scrabble tiles, and resin flowers to create these rings.
1. Ring Blanks (We ordered fancy ones, and plain ones, from Etsy.)
2. Buttons (flat beads work too, like the large white flower above.)
3. Scrabble Tiles
4.Resin flowers (we ordered these from Etsy)
5. Stickers with resin-like coating (We found these at Big Lots and knew they’d be great for rings. They fit perfectly on the Scrabble tiles and buttons.)
6. Good Glue.
1. Create a base for your ring by gluing a larger button or Scrabble tile to a ring blank using a strong glue like Crafter’s Pick THE ULTIMATE.
2. Select a flower, sticker, or smaller button to glue to the base.
3. Allow glue to dry before wearing.
Super Easy to Make!!!!!
Spray paint is a fun way to make old things look new! Here is a ceramic swan we bought for twenty five cents at a thrift shop.
I added a coat of spray paint, a gemstone eye, and a touch of nail polish for the bill. Now it looks perfect in my bathroom. And it’s a great place to store cotton balls.
Once we got started, we found other objects to transform with spray paint too. We’ll post some of those later!
1. Clean object before painting. Allow to dry.
2. Add coat of spray paint following directions on can.
3. When paint is dry, add details. I used nail polish to paint the bill, and I glued a plastic gemstone on for the eye.
This is a fast and easy craft. An adult should help with spray painting. We used the back of my old science project board to protect other surfaces from paint. This worked great!
It is hard for us to throw away old books, but sometimes they just aren’t useful anymore. When books have canvas-like covers, we’ve started saving the covers for other projects before throwing the rest of the book away. Here is a Valentine’s Day card we made from a book cover this year.
This was super-easy to make. All you need is hot glue and cool stuff to glue to the cover. Notice we cut some hearts out of book pages to go with the theme. Here is another cover we made into a get well card. We love the way the texture on this book cover looked!
This is a craft we plan to do again, so expect to see more examples of book cover cards here soon! So far, everyone we’ve sent a book cover card to has loved them. Your friends and family will too!
To see this Valentine’s Day craft we posted last year click HERE.
Tis the season to buy Christmas decorations for 90% off! So there’s no better time to pick up some really cheap craft supplies and get busy! One thing you can do is to make a beaded curtain for your doorway with Christmas garland beads! We picked up some yesterday and paid only 80 cents for four garlands. My cousin and her dad made the curtain above. Directions are below.
1. Beaded Garlands
2. Tension Rod for window
3. Duct Tape
1. Cut beaded garland to desired lengths.
2. Set tension rod to the correct length for your doorway.
3. Run a long piece of duct tape along the length of the tension rod, with sticky side extending down.
4.Lay beaded strands on the sticky side of the tape, using the ruler to space them evenly apart.
5. When Beads are positioned correctly, add second piece of duct tape over them and wrap around the top of the tension rod.
6. Press tape down over beaded strands and all around them to secure.
There you have it! Now you can really make an entrance!