Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Hot Glue Spiderwebs and Paper Roses


If you want a spiderweb that is more realistic than those bags of fuzz that you get at the store, you can pay about $50 for a special webcasting gun or you can use your regular old hot glue gun! Just keep in mind that it may be difficult to get off of some items so you should only use it on your Halloween props. 


Start by making a bunch of Paper Roses using black or red cardstock. Use hot glue to attach the roses to pieces of 18 gauge wire.


Grab a dollar store candle holder and cut down a piece of styrofoam to fit inside. Place a strip of black cardstock around the styrofoam to hide it. Start poking the wire rose stems in the styrofoam. 


Keep going until your bouquet is full.


For the spiderweb, get your glue gun hot and squeeze the trigger so that there is just a little bit of glue coming out of the tip. Tap the tip on the edge of one of your roses and gently pull the gun across the top so that you have a fine string of glue laying over the top. Continue doing this going in all different directions until you have a satisfactory amount of coverage.


Pop on a couple of spiders and you are done! Hopefully I will have time to make some more realistic spiders but for now the cheap plastic ones will have to do.


 

13 comments:

Kristina Grapes said...

I like how you turned something normally hated, (hot glue cob webs) into something lovely.

Maureen said...

Megan,

This is terrific!!! I must try!

Maureen

renee said...

this is very clever!!! Love it!!!

Carrie said...

Gorgeous

Caffeinated Joe said...

Beautiful!

lisbonlioness said...

I'll make this in purple. Just what I need to finish off my Burton theme mantel- absolutely perfect and uber- pretty!

Megan @ PolishTheStars.com said...

Thank you! I didn't even think about it like that but I really do hate those cobwebs during normal projects. :)

Megan @ PolishTheStars.com said...

Ooh! That would be beautiful in purple. Great idea!

Nicky @ Pink Recipe Box said...

What a fantastic idea! I love how simple and effective this is. Pinning :)

ivalex said...

Very cute idea. Greetings from me and the Czech Republic.

Michelle said...

Such a CUTE idea! I'm seeing some black roses with glittered edges and the spider and web in my very near future!!

Megan @ PolishTheStars.com said...

Ooh! Glittered edges sound beautiful. Have fun with your rose bouquet!

Sara Sandstrom said...

I love Halloween and HATE spiders. Therefore, how could I not fall head over heels with your post?! I used your hot glue spider web idea in my Halloween door decorations (giving you credit on my blog, of course! http://www.industrialblush.com/2013/10/halloween-spider-door-decoration.html). Thanks for the inspiration! Happy Halloween! :)