Frightfully Adorable Hot Glue Spider Webs for Halloween

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Hot Glue Spider Webs for Halloween
Total Time 30 minutes or less Ages teen

I am a big fan of the TV series, Project Runway.  During episode 6 of Season 12 one of my favorite designers used what I thought was a genius technique of crafting material out of only hot glue.  Unfortunately, the end product was a bit scary and {spoiler alert} it ended up sending Justin home...kinda.  It got me thinking that surely this technique could be used for something!

And since it was a bit scary, why not try it for Halloween?

This is a really simple craft that uses a hot glue gun to create spider webs.  I hung them in one of our windows and love how they sparkle and glisten.

What you'll need

  • Hot glue gun
  • Hot glue sticks
  • Parchment paper
  • Pen or pencil
  • Canning rings
  • Thread

How to make it

  1. Step 1

    Tear off a piece of parchment paper and set it on a flat surface.

    Place a canning ring on the paper and trace around the inside circle as a guide.

  2. Step 2

    Use the glue gun to make straight lines across the circle dividing it into 8 equal parts.

  3. Step 3

    Using the drawn circle as a guide create scallops between the lines around the perimeter.  Each should end at the pencil line.

  4. Step 4

    Repeat the scalloping technique on an inner ring.

    Make sure that all the glue lines connect together.

    This is very forgiving and can be re-applied when necessary.

  5. Step 5

    Once the glue has cooled, then peel the spider web off the parchment paper.

    A note:  It has to be parchment paper.  I tried aluminum foil and wax paper which were both unsuccessful.

  6. Step 6

    Glue the spider webs to the top of the canning rings.


  7. Step 7

    Use thread to hang them in a window.




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