Nicole™ Crafts Deco Mesh Spider

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by Eileen Farley, Nicole™ Crafts

Nicole™ Crafts Deco Mesh Spider

This spider using Nicole Crafts deco mesh is anything but itsy-bitsy. Hang it from your door and watch how the spider's big size and bold color encourages trick-or-treaters of all ages to stop by.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:3 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Wrap 22 gauge wire around 2 inch Styrofoam ball, twisting wire around itself so it forms a cage-like effect. When ball is fully covered, trim wire
  • 2
    Use pliers to break and remove Styrofoam ball; you now have an armature for creating the spider.
  • 3
    Cut fourteen 8 inch wide pieces of mesh using rulers, rotary cutter and cutting mat. Cut each piece across the width for a total of 28 pieces of 8 inch x 10-1/2 inch deco mesh strips.
  • 4
    Cut a 6 inch length of 26 gauge wire. Twist onto wire ball. Roll one mesh piece and attach one end of the mesh roll to ball with wire already twisted on ball.
  • 5
    Repeat step 4 with remaining mesh, making sure entire wire ball is covered.
  • 6
    Cut 2 inch Styrofoam ball in half. Hot glue halves to mesh as shown.
  • 7
    Cut two 1 inch diameter Black felt circles and glue to Styrofoam ball halves to create eyes.
  • 8
    Twist two Black bumpy chenille stems together and bend into a leg shape and glue into side of spider. Repeat for seven remaining legs.
  • 9
    Cut a one yard piece of monofilament. Tie to top of spider to hang.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:3 hours

Project Supplies

  • Nicole™ Crafts Deco Mesh Roll 21 inch x 10 yard Metallic Purple 104583597
  • Nicole™ Crafts Chenille Stems 3 mm Bumpy 12 pc. Black 104277458
  • FloraCraft® Styrofoam® Brand Foam Ball 4 pc. 2 inch 104183633
  • New Image Group Felt Sheet 9 inch x 12 inch Black 104276464
  • Nicole™ Crafts 100 yard Mono Filament Thread 104244240
  • Nicole™ Crafts Copper Wire 22 gauge 36 yard 12 pc Assorted Colors 104243911
  • Nicole™ Crafts Copper Wire 12 pc. Assorted Colors 26 gauge 60 yard 104243912
  • FloraCraft® Foam Cutter 6 inch 2 blade 104186311
  • Fiskars® Fingertip Rotary Cutter 104427582
  • Fiskars® Self-Healing Craft Mat 18 inch x 24 inch 104678811
  • Nicole™ Crafts Dual Temperature Trigger Glue Gun 104180411
  • Surebonder® All Purpose Stik™ Glue Sticks 4 inch 50 pc. 104737928
  • Needle-Nose Pliers
  • Wire Cutters
  • 24 inch Ruler