DIY Glitter Spiders Made From Nightlight Bulbs

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Square feature photo of three DIY Glitter spiders made with black chanelle sticks and nightlight bulbs. Shown is a sparkly green, orange and purple spider on a wood table.

These DIY Glitter Spiders are sure to add sparkle to your Halloween decor.

Add them to wreaths, hang them around the house, or add them to your Halloween Tiered Tray!

This is a fun craft for teens and adults, and you can get most of the supplies at Dollar Tree! Below are all the details!


  • Nightlight bulbs (I bought a pack of three from Dollar Tree)
  • Glitter
  • Mod Podge in Gloss
  • Paper plates to work on and catch excess glitter
  • A paintbrush or foam applicator
  • Long black chenille stems (pipe cleaners, 12-inches long)
  • A hot glue gun

How to Make DIY Glitter Spiders – 4 Easy Steps

STEP 1: Add Glitter

Coat a nightlight bulb with Mod Podge.

Coat the bulb with Mod Podge.

Then sprinkle with glitter generously to coat and let them dry for about 2 hours.

Sprinkle with glitter.

Coat the outside with Mod Podge to seal everything and keep the glitter from getting everywhere!

Add a coat of Mod Podge over the glitter to seal.

STEP 2: Make Spider Legs

Twist four 12-inch chenille stems at the center about 3-times to make sure they won’t come apart.

Twist four chenille stems in the middle 3-times to make the legs.

STEP 3: Use A Chenille Stem for the Spider’s Head

Use one 12-inch chenille stem to make the head. Wrap it around the base of the light bulb, and hot glue as needed.

Hot glue a chenille stem around the base of the bulb to make the head of the spider.

STEP 4: Finish

Hot glue the legs to the bottom of the bulb and bend them ti finish your spider!

Finish by hot gluing the legs to the bottom of the bulb.


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