Like how I just created a new word up there? I know you do! Here is another one for you: Shaliz. Look at that one like you do celebrity couples where they smash their two names together to make one ridiculous name. No, I didn’t drink a bottle of wine and (surprisingly) have gotten a decent amount of sleep so I’m not dilirious either. So, what am I talking about? A Halloween spider wreath of course.
On Friday, I had a Craft Date with Liz! See Cra + dat = CraDat. (Sorry but crate would have been too easy and would have ruined my word making up mojo!) Shannah (me!) + Liz = Shaliz. So, now that you’ve been entrusted with a handy, dandy Just Us Four decoder ring (keep it handy, you never know when I might throw out a new word), I can get into the details of our cradat.
Like all good (and bad) things, the idea for this sprung from Pinterest.
We started with a few inspiration pictures:
|[Etsy], [The Speckled Dog], [Tater Tots and Jello], [Indie Fixx] via Pinterest|
Then, we gathered our supplies. This is where those emails and texts really started flying! Like this one from me to Liz to show what yarn I already had:
Hello, lovely cell phone picture quality.
I knew I wanted to put a spiderweb in my wreath but I could only find plain felt ones. So, I picked up some glitter spray paint and transformed it into a glitter spiderweb.
I have a little more practice with wrapping (addictions will do that to you) so I finished a little faster than Liz.
While I was doing that though, Liz got into a little bit of a yarn mess.
Once we were all done wrapping the wreath forms, it came time to decide what to do with them. I pinned my glittler spider web to the back of my wreath form.
Then, I wanted to add these little glitter spiders around the front of the wreath.
Once I opened the spiders, I found the backs were hollow making my initial plan of glueing them pretty much a lost cause. So, I used the little black wires that were used to attach the spiders to the cardboard when I purchased them. I painted them with a little glue and covered them with black glitter to make sure they blended in well.
Liz worked on adding black yarn to her wreath while I was “painting”
Once my little spiders were attached, I had to find a way to get the big spider onto his web. This will probably change a little because I am not 100% satisfied with it but I used a black pipe cleaner that I cut the most of the fuzziness off of.
Liz hung a HUGE spider in the middle of her wreath.
My entire family was sleeping when I finished so I had to wait until the next morning to show it to H. I think she likes it.
Some front door shots:
And Liz’s final product:
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