Wednesday, October 19, 2011

HTTC - Wire Wrapped Spider

Hello and Happy Halloween to all you Beagle buddies out there! I'm so excited to be here today sharing a little bit of Halloween magic.
My name is Wendy and you can find me crafting away my days over at Craft Goodies...
Craft Goodies
I am thrilled to be included in this group of Halloween-loving ladies but must make a small confession-I HATE being scared!!!
So yes, I am one of those lovers of "cute" Halloween goodies because basically, I'm a total wimp. 
My project isn't the spookiest but it sure was a lot of fun and best yet SUPER EASY!!!
Here's what you'll need to make one yourself:
A large clear holiday ornament
thick craft wire *16 gauge
(I used a thinner wire on my first attempt and while do-able it was a lot harder because the wire didn't hold it's shape as well as the thicker stuff)
wire cutters
Get started by twisting the end of your wire through the ornament topper to keep it in place:
From there, start wrapping the wire around and around the ornament-like making a ball of yarn!
Top too bottom, side to side, keep going until it's as covered as you like it.
Once you're done wrapping the wire, snip the end with your cutters and tuck it around another piece of wrapped wire to keep it in place.
Next cut 8 long strips of your wire to make the legs. Mine were about 24 inches long. Thread the end of the wire under the wrapped wires and pinch in half. Then Twist the two ends together tightly to  form a leg. Do this 4 times on each side of the ornament:
Make the head by forming another smaller ball of wire. I wrapped the wire around three of my fingers to get a good size started and then just kept wrapping until I liked the size and shape. Again, just like you would do to make a ball of yarn. Clip the end when you reach your desired size.
Cut another small piece of wire and use it to "tie" the head to the body.
Bend and shape the legs. You can use your cutters to gently pinch the folded ends tighter to hold the legs in a more "crawly" position.
Tie a length of thread through the ornament hanger and dangle your new little friends where they'll definitely get noticed:
Not to creepy, right? My girls think they are pretty awesome!
I still have a few left over ornaments and am thinking it would be fun to color the ornaments a bright shade of red or green before wrapping them...see, I'm slowly edging toward scary.
Thanks so much Rhinestone Gals for having over, and Beagle friends, don't be shy-
drop by Craft Goodies any time for a visit.
Until then have a wonderful, SPOOK-tacular HOWL-oween!!!
Happy Crafting.


  1. very very cute. you are so creative wendy.

  2. This is so cute. I just wish I could get to my Christmas ornaments. I pinned this.