Deco Mesh Spider

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by Eileen Farley, A.C. Moore Craftologist

Deco Mesh Spider

Not all spider decorations need to be scary, just take a look at this cute deco mesh Halloween spider we made.

Tip: Cutting deco mesh with a rotary cutter, cutting mat, and ruler makes it easier and will make a simple, straight line cut.

Let this spider crawl onto the social scene! Post pics: #ACMooreInspired

Project Details

  • Level:ages 10 + up
  • Time:3 hours + dry time

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Cut 2" off of the 8" Styrofoam ball and then place it against the 6" ball. Cut a small piece off of the 6" ball so that the flat sides of both balls meet evenly. Cut one dowel into two pieces and push both into the flat part of the 6" ball. Put glue on the dowels and the flat edges and push the balls together. Paint the head and body you just created with the Lamp (Ebony) Black paint and let dry.
  • 2
    Cut another wood dowel in half and glue one end of the dowel into a 2" Styrofoam ball for the eyeball. Repeat for the other eye. Paint the balls and dowels Lavender. When they’re dry, make a circle on the eyes with the Black dimensional fabric paint. Then, cut a Green glitter berry in half and place one half onto the dimensional paint over each eye. Put the eyes aside and let the paint dry thoroughly.
  • 3
    Cut several 6" strips from the mesh roll, and then cut the strip in half straight down the middle. Roll one half and place a U-pin through the center of the roll and push it into the spider’s body. Continue to cut, roll, and pin strips into the body until it is covered. Cut the 6 inch strips into four equal pieces and roll and pin into the head until it is covered.
  • 4
    Download and print the template, and use it to cut eight legs from the foam. Cut a dowel into 2" pieces and glue the top of one leg around one cut dowel. Push the other end of the dowel into the body. You can glue the dowel in for security. Repeat for the other seven legs.
  • 5
    Push the ends of the dowels on the eyes into the front part of the head; glue to secure.

Project Details

  • Level:ages 10 + up
  • Time:3 hours + dry time

Project Supplies

  • •Nicole™ Crafts 21"” x 10 yd Deco Mesh Roll Metallic Black, FloraCraft , Styrofoam Brand Foam 8”" & 6"” Ball, 4-pack of 2”" Balls & Foam Cutter, Four Sheets of Nicole™ Crafts Foamtastic™ 9”" x 12"” Sheet in Lime Green, 20 mm Purple/Green/Copper Glitter Berry Pick, Floral Greening Pins, 60-pack of 1/4" x 6"” Wood Dowels, Dimensional Fabric Paint Shiny Black, DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint in Lamp (Ebony) Black & Lavender
  • •Nicole™ Crafts Dual Temperature Trigger Glue Gun, Surebonder All Purpose Glue Sticks, Fiskars Classic Stick Rotary Cutter & Cutting Mat, 1”" Paintbrush & Scissors
Download Project Template