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We love Halloween decorations, and we usually include lots of spiders in our decorations, so last year we made our own spider egg sac. It got more comments than all the other spider decorations combined – so I would say it is a success!
This is a super easy craft, and I was really pleased with the results. As a mom of two girls, we have lots of leftover white tights from ballet class, so it was fun to be able to upcycle those! And if the tights look a little scuffed up, even better!
What you need:
– Round object and something to wrap it with
– Plastic spiders (you can usually find a decent size bag of spiders for cheap)
– Hot glue gun
How to make your egg sac:
I found some tutorials that called for a foam ball, but I wanted to use something heavier. A heavier ball pulls down the egg sac so it stretches down and looks heavy and more shaped like a tear-drop, instead of using something light and looking just like a ball stuffed inside. I used some rocks, and then wrapped them in stuffing as well as the other leg of the tights, just in the event that the egg sac fell or someone bumped into it (like if we had kids or trick-or-treaters fooling around). You could use a rock, baseball, etc. and wrap it in stuffing, cloth, etc. I also liked that by wrapping a heavier item with cloth and stuffing, I got a slightly lumpy effect.. after all, you want that sac to appear like it is bursting with spiders!
Once your ball is prepared, cut a leg off your white tights and place the ball in the toe area. If the foot area is too dirty or you don’t like the seam, you could knot the top of the thigh and then turn the tights inside out.
Once the ball is to your liking as far as size/shape/weight, you are ready for the spiders!
I used a hot glue gun for this part, and put more spiders on the bottom of the egg sac, thinning out the number of spiders as I worked my way up to the top.
At the top of the tights, I simply made a knot and actually just hung this from a hook on our covered porch (so you don’t see the knot), but you could pin or hang it however works best for you.
We worked this into our spider theme, with spiders climbing our house, and people thought it was so gross.. success!
OK now that is seriously spooky! What a great idea for a Halloween decoration! LOVE IT!
That is so super creepy in the best way! The fabric really looks like a thick, gross spider sack. I love it!
Personally me and my kids love Halloween, and this is a perfect and easy way to decorate for the holiday. It’s creepy enough, but not too creepy to scare the kids too much.
Yuck, spiders! That would totally be an ick factor for me! haha I could totally see myself making this to freak out my friend Kim who is just a smidge afraid of spiders 🙂
That is so creepy! That would make a really great addition to a DIY haunted house! So much fun!
I love this craft. It looks do creepy & cool for Halloween
I am not a big fan of a spider but my daughter and her friends like it so much and I think this is the best DIY to give her for this coming Halloween.
That is one of the creepiest Halloween decorations I have ever seen. Looks like we are going to have to do it. lol
Oh, such a great idea! So easy to but but unique. I am just not sure if I can display this on our house. I might get in trouble. lol! But I will still try.
This is hilarious! I know quite a few people that this would be seriously scary for.
This is such a super creative thing to do. Though I don’t celebrate Halloween, I think it would still be a fun thing to make, in order to prank my grandchildren, or my own mom with, who are all really scared of spiders.
That is so cute and way creepy! We’ve been trying to come up with some Halloween decorations around our house and I think this is a great idea!
How cute! I don’t decorate for Halloween, but I love seeing houses that are elaborately decorated for Halloween. They’re always fun to look at.
Oh, how cute this craft is! I need to make some for the halloween decoration. Thank you for the idea!
Well, not a fan of spiders, and we don’t celebrate Halloween or decorate for it, so I don’t think I would want to do this. But it is certainly creative and would be appealing for those who enjoy Halloween decor.
That is so cute and way creepy! We’ve been trying to come up with some Halloween decorations around our house and I think this is a great idea – nice agree
This is by far one of the creepiest things I’ve seen in a while. I mean that in the best way possible!
This is absolutely fantastic! I have a family member who is deathly afraid of spiders, so of course, I must make this. LOL
This is delightfully creepy! I can’t wait to make it. It really does look like a giant egg sack!
Now I feel like I have spiders crawling up my legs. 🙂 Such a neat idea – the tights actually look like a spiders egg sack!
It’s so simple, but a great Halloween decoration! It would be cool to do this with some glow in the dark spiders to hang outside on Halloween night.
This looks awesome and I love Halloween decoration and things. I would love to start decorating for the spooky season.
Haha….you got me there for a second, girl! I actually thought were real spiders! It’s a beautiful piece.
Love this fun DIY Halloween project! My kids will absolutely love making this!!!
OK! Those spiders look so real. How creative.
Quite creative and creepy at the same time. I am not a spider fan but my son would love to create this.
How creative. These spider look so real.
What a great decorating idea! Thanks for sharing.
OH wow great idea. That would creep me out if I saw it it LOL.
They would freak me out too much! They look so realistic lol