The clock is ticking. Halloween is fast approaching. You have been running around getting costumes, preparing food and maybe getting ready for a big party. Do you have all your decor done? No worries. Today I am sharing a quick project with a big impact.

I have to admit that I am not crazy about spiders. I do, however, love the beautiful webs they weave. There are a lot hanging around the eaves of the house. EEEK! Just don’t run into that web!

I thought it would be fun to create a beanbag spider for creepy, crawly fun.

Beanbag-spider
I love going to Old Time Pottery to look around for great ideas. I wanted something big and inexpensive to make. When I saw the black beanbags, I knew what it would be.
You will need:
  • 1 black beanbag
  • Black Deco Mesh
  • 1pkg of soap grips
  • safety pins, wire and hot glue
beanbag-supplies

The most time is spent making the legs of the spider. There is enough mesh to make 8 legs. I just eyed the length and cut eight sheets out of the 10ft roll. I then rolled them from the widest point and attached wire and twisted it together.

wire

The mesh allows you to play with its form. It is waterproof too. Although the beanbag is fabric, there are foam pellets inside to make it durable to use out on the lawn. You just need to anchor it so it doesn’t blow away.

When the eight legs are rolled gather them, four on each side, and safety pin it to the top of the bean bag. The beanbag has a circle in the middle. I used this as a guide. Lift up material and pin underneath the hemmed circle so you don’t see the pin.

spider-legs
I picked up a package of soap grips that Old Time Pottery sells for .88cents. You get two in a pack. I used a Sharpie and colored the little round suction parts to make and eye. You can use glow in the dark paint for this to be extra spooky!
soap-gripp

Then hot glue them to where you want the eyes to sit.

Outdoor-spider-decor
I really love the way it looks outside on the bushes! Thanks to Old Time Pottery for the great deals!
For around $30 I made a huge impact on my Halloween decor. Have you seen the cost on some of those huge blow ups? This is just as good without breaking the bank!
Have fun trick-or-treating!
Deneen is the owner/designer for her business Dreamingincolor located in Historic Murfreesboro, TN where she showcases her furniture, DIY’s and artistic creations that she writes about on her design blog Dreamingincolor. She has always had a passion for thinking outside the box and creating something affordable and beautiful.
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Deneen is the owner/designer for her business Dreamingincolor located in Historic Murfreesboro, TN where she showcases her furniture, DIY's and artistic creations that she writes about on her design blog Dreamingincolor. She has always had a passion for thinking outside the box and creating something affordable and beautiful.

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  1. Danni@SiloHillFarm October 28, 2014 at 7:20 AM Reply

    That is one awesome spider and it does make a great statement for a small price! Love it Deneen!

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