Make this fun Tinsel Spider Wreath for Halloween.
This wreath is big and really cute! And I have the perfect spot for it on my porch. There is no sewing required to make this wreath, just a hot glue gun.
The spider’s legs are made with single sheets of felt that I bought for a few cents each at Walmart. Each of the legs is simply hot glued around the edges. Then I added a little poly-fil stuffing to them.
I highly recommend using finger protectors when hot gluing felt. The hot glue tends to go through lightweight felt and I didn’t protect my fingers from the start… ouch!…but then ran to my craft bin for them. You can find them anywhere, I bought a few packs at Dollar Tree.
I’ve made a lot of wreaths this year but I have to say that making Halloween Wreaths has been the most fun. There are a couple more I plan to do but I’m running out of space to put them all!
Below are the details on how to make the spider wreath and a link to the template I used for the spider legs and eyes.
- 18-inch wire wreath frame
- Nine (9″ x 12″) sheets of black felt
- One (9″ x 12″) sheet of purple felt
- One (9″ x 12″) sheet of white felt
- Tinsel garland (I bought about 6 packs – 9 feet long from Dollar Tree)
- Thin wire (I used 28 gauge steel wire from my local hardware store)
- Poly-Fil for stuffing
- Hot glue gun
- A printout of the Spider Leg and Eyes Template
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How to Make a Tinsel Spider Wreath
To start, wrap tinsel garland around the wire wreath form and secure with hot glue.
Next download and print out the Spider Leg and Eyes Template. To cut the spider legs, fold each felt sheet in half to cut two pieces, a front, and a back. Repeat to cut 7 more.
Carefully hot glue the edges of each leg leaving the top open so you can stuff it with poly-fil stuffing. I recommend using finger protectors for this part.
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Stuff each spider leg with poly-fil stuffing. Use a pencil to help push the stuffing into the tip of the spider legs if needed. Hot glue the top shut.
Feed a thin wire about an inch and a half from the end of each spider leg as shown below. Then tie and twist in place to secure to the back of the wreath.
Last, cut the eyes out of felt using the template in the supplies list above. Hot glue the eye pieces together then hot glue to your wreath.
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