Monday, September 27, 2010

Arachnophobia


Halloween has been my favorite holiday since I was about 6 or 7. I have twice as many Halloween decorations as I do Christmas. In fact, my husband had to build shelving in my garage just to hold my decorations! (Love you babe!)
This idea originated from Martha Stewart 7 years ago. I vowed that one day I would have a big porch just so I could decorate it like this - so 5 years ago I made it. It has evolved some over the years, and I LOVE the results!!! I never tire of all the screams from neighborhood kids who come over just to scare themselves!
This is a picture from the original article that I got the idea from.
(Martha Stewart 2003)

Originally my spider webs were made from a big roll of screen that I painted the web on, but it is super windy where I live and no matter what I did, I couldn't get them to stay up more than a day or two. Plus unlike the MS picture, you couldn't see the white lines at night. This year I found these great webs at LOWES. They were $8 a piece, and at first I thought, "I can make those out of rope or something." But then I realized by the time I bought everything and made them, I'd have spent that much, so I just bought them! (WHAT??? yes I confess, I bought them! But where else would I find cute thick tinsel yarn like this?)
I also saw the same ones (but black) at Micheals, for the same price (plus there are coupons) but I wanted white. LOVE them!!!


Stay tuned for a tutorial in the next few days of how to make these disgusting hatching egg sacks. Ewwwwww!!!



I found the best place to buy spiders is at the dollar store. And buy them I did!!!
I just use regular clear gift wrapping tape to tape the sacks and spiders to my vinyl siding ceiling. The tape holds up great all month, and comes off without any problems.

Tie fishing line (or any clear beading thread) to larger spiders and tape to ceiling.



Spiders everywhere!!!





Kinda gives me the creeps to sit in my rocking chair!

Did I mention that my biggest fear is spiders? Really is! But now the real ones blend in with all the fake ones, and what I don't know doesn't hurt right? :D
Happy Spooking!


I just love Michelle at Someday Crafts! Thank you!

14 comments:

ANKH said...

I love, love, love, *breathes in* love, love, love the egg sacks! I can't wait for the tutorial! I love the rest, too, but I am most excited about those egg sacks!

I'm allergic to bees, and I have a deep fear and fascination with them. I guess kinda like your spiders! :)

Taija said...

I have creepy heeby-jeeby goose bumps. That is seriously cool! My son will LOVE it, and daughters will be terrified!

Jenny said...

OK, I am so creeped out by the spiders I am just gonna quick say...it's looking great! But I'm not trick or treating there....BOO!

JN Designs said...

My son would love those. I can't wait for the tutorial!

Mollie said...

Looks wonderful! I started itching just looking at it:o) I hate spiders!!!

Jesica said...

I love your porch!! This year's issue of Martha'a Halloween has the same porch in it and tons of fun ideas along with tutorials for all of them! My kids can't wait to make the spider sacks this weekend over conference!! I'm wondering though-how did you stick your spiders to the stucco??

Erin said...

That is so totally gross! I love it!!!

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the cape on the corner said...

absolutely loving your spider webs...where the heck have you been, how have i not known about your blog? so glad you shared this great stuff, b/c now i do!

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Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

Your porch is spooktacular!!! Love the webs and the spiders.

Michelle@Somedaycrafts said...

That has to be one of the craziest Halloween porches ever! So Creative! Love the egg sacks and hanging spiders! SO fun!

Michelle@Somedaycrafts said...

i FEATUREd this tonight at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com.

Ash Savage said...

Just came over from Someday Crafts. I'm totally grossed out right now - Love it! I will be making those egg sacs ASAP!

Jason and Danielle said...

oh my goodness your porch totally gives me the creeps. What a fun Halloween night you will have scaring the neighborhood kids:>

truckermomma said...

ewww, it just gives me the creeps just looking at them. haha, great job, what a fantastic idea.

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