Today is the Pagan Culture All Hallow’s Grim Blog Party and I said I would do a frugal Halloween craft for it. Honestly I’ve been really busy making new items for the Etsy Shop and getting ready for a 2 day festival this weekend so I was racking my brain last minute. I went through a multitude of ideas before I remembered my cute Halloween spiders I made years ago. I’ve decided to add a frugal element to this gal and I hope you like her.
The Mate-less Sock Black Widow Spider
I’d like to introduce you to the mate-less sock black widow spider. In this spider’s case she devoured her mate so that she could become a spider. She’s a bit reverse of your typical black widow spider but that makes her special.
I have this image of this black widow sock while in the dryer with her mate sending him to his doom of wherever lost socks go. He has met his oblivion so that she could be born again as this spider.
- Mate-less black sock
- Fiberfill stuffing
- 2 Googly Eyes
- 5 black pipe cleaners
- Hot glue
- Black thread
- Hand Sewing Needle
- Red felt
- Take the pore mate-less sock and stuff until it is about 6 inches long. Using a toddler sock could be great for this. I happened to have an ankle high dress sock in my drawer.
- Once you’re to a length you like stuff the remaining sock in on itself.
- Sew the opening shut.
- Pick what will be the top of the spider. I chose to have the seam that goes along the top of your toes on the bottom and using the hot glue, glue the googly eyes in place on the top of the head.
- Take one of the black pipe cleaners and strangle the spider to make a neck. Twist it in place really well.
- Cut an hourglass shape out of red felt and hot glue to the top of your spider.
- Take the 4 remaining pipe cleaners and thread them through the collar on the neck you made before.
- Twist them once and then arrange the legs so they resemble that of a spider.
- Voila! One complete Mate-less Sock Black Widow Spider
I hope you liked the spider today. As always I strive to make my craft tutorials as frugal as possible so that anyone can do them. This one would also be a great craft to do with the family. Because I used hot glue this was a bit beyond Lil’ R. I know he would have ended up burned. We don’t want that of course.
Also don’t forget the Halloween Bow Giveaway contest that is going on until the 17th. There is still plenty of time to enter.